An independent garden centre is bringing its Christmas markets back for two four-day weekend events.

Beetham Nurseries will start the festive events with late-night shopping opportunities on Thursday, November 30 and Thursday, December 7 from noon to 7:30pm.

In addition to the food hall, Christmas department, Christmas trees, and gift shop, a selection of local businesses will be exhibiting their products in a festive Alpine-style wooden chalet market.

Jeni Thomas, marketing manager at Beetham Nurseries, said: "Last year we had the feedback that it was better than Manchester markets.

"This is because we work with a select group of high-quality, local artisan producers and businesses to create the ultimate Christmas shopping experience."

Each weekend will showcase a different group of these producers, offering ideal gifts, such as ceramics, jewellery, pet products, candles, prints, locally produced food and more.

"We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to create the ultimate festive experience for our customers," owner Stephen Abbit explained.

"With the times as they are, it was important for us to make this free event bigger than ever for 2023."

Festive workshops will be running in the Marquee on the terrace at times over the weekends.

Visitors can pre-book online to get artistic with winter foliage and add a touch of homemade charm to homes this Christmas, with some drop-in spaces available on the second weekend.

Beetham Nurseries’ food vans will be serving warm mulled wine and festive street foods, whilst the Garden Café and the Wood Fired Kitchen will be offering a range of popular dishes.

The event will also be stocking hundreds of freshly cut and potted Christmas trees for customers to take home and decorate.

Beetham Nurseries is based on Pool Darkin Lane, just off the A6 in South Cumbria and five minutes from Milnthorpe.

Full details of the event and the opening hours for each day are available at their website.