MORE than 1,000 people are expected to attend plant fair at Great Chalfield Manor, near Melksham, on Sunday.

The 24th annual event is being staged to raise funds for the Friends of Chalfield and Jamie’s Farm at nearby Neston.

Robert Floyd, whose grandfather Robert Fuller donated Great Chalfield Manor to the National Trust 75 years ago in 1943, said: “They are wonderful charities and we will be sharing the proceeds between them.

“Jamie’s Farm helps children from inner city areas, while the Friends of Chalfield support the National Trust gardens at the manor.”

Mr Floyd is expecting between 800 and 1,200 visitors on Sunday, who will be able to browse the plants and garden sundries for sale.

“There will be around 20 stalls, and people will be able to obtain advice on plants from specialist nurseries, including at least one Chelsea RHS Flower Show winner.”

The event, from 10.30am to 4pm, will also include a hog roast, with the pig being provided by Jamie’s Farm and roasted by Martin and Neil Hooper of Church Farm.

Jamie’s Farm will also provide teas and home-made cakes for sale.