A CELEBRATION of orchids takes place at Raby Castle next month.

The 14th annual orchid show will be held at the castle, near Staindrop, in County Durham, from Saturday (May 3) to Monday, May 5, from 11am to 5pm, daily.

The event features displays from local orchid societies, lectures, expert demonstrations, advice and plants for sale.

Entry is £6 for adults, £5 for concessions and £2.50 for children aged five to 15.

CHIC VINTIQUE: The second montly Chic Vintique fair takes place at The Witham, in Barnard Castle, on Wednesday, May 7, from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Entry is 50p. The event is held on the first Wednesday of the month.