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Welcome Back to Spring Plant Fairs

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ — Robin Williams

Spring Plant Fairs

As a gardener you know it's truly Spring when Plant Fairs start to pop up to entice you out of hibernation. 

There's some super ones coming up near us so why not plan a jaunt and also come to the  Sitting Spiritually Garden, to get inspiration from our garden and hop on a swing seat or two to drink it all in.

And brand new for our 20th Anniversary year, come and see our stunning  RHS Four Seasons Swing Seat, the one in the garden, featuring, appropriately enough for Spring,  beautiful hand carved daffodils.  

Forde Abbey, nr Chard, Somerset/Dorset

Packed with inspiration and ideas for the Spring garden they will be hosting Forde Abbey’s Plant and Gardening Fair on Saturday 6th April, 10.30am - 3pm

They have some fantastic specialist nurseries from the Southwest selling plants and excellent craftsmen with brilliant and beautiful gardening sundries. Many of their plant stalls are back by popular demand, but there will also be some new ones this year.

The growers are happy to chat about their plants and are happy to offer their expertise and share their enthusiasm, so do come along to see what you can add to your own garden for a splash of colour this spring – or just admire the beautiful plants on show!

Find three of our swing seats in the grounds.

Burrow Farm Gardens, Axminster, Devon

Spring Plant Fair - Easter Sunday 31st March 2024 10am-3pm  Up to 25 selected nurseries from throughout the South West of England bringing their best plants to sell! £2 entrance to plant fair which is taken off your entrance to the garden if you do go around the garden.  Free entrance to the fair (not the garden) for RHS members 

Beautiful Burrow Farm  is situated in the idyllic countryside between Axminster & Honiton. The 13 acre garden has colour throughout the year from the spring flowers through to the stunning Azaleas and Rhododendrons in May. Visit in late summer to see the Grasses Garden created to celebrate 50 years of Burrow Farm Gardens.

Find our Affinity Heart Back in the garden.

Mapperton Gardens, near Beaminster, Dorset

Join them this April for thair popular Spring Charity Plant Fair, held within the grounds of Mapperton House & Gardens on Sunday 14th April, 10am-4pm. Admission is just £5 per person with under 5’s free. Your ticket includes FREE entry to the award-winning gardens and you will be supporting the charity Allegra’s Ambition.

Their twice yearly plant fair attracts a large number of stalls of specialist plantsmen from all over the region and is one of the largest and most popular specialist plant fairs in Dorset. A great day out for plant lovers in the area as well as those who want a ‘Gardeners Day out’ in fantastic surroundings.

The Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset

The Bishop’s Palace is proud to welcome back The Rare Plant Fair!  17th March 2024 10am – 4pm

‘We carefully select our nurseries to ensure that they are genuine growers who produce most or all of the plants that they sell themselves. The nurseries that exhibit at each fair are chosen so that we can offer the widest possible range of plants to our visitors, including perennials, shrubs and trees, alpines, bulbs and exotic plants.

All of our nursery owners are experts in the plants that they grow, and some are National Collection holders. They are all always happy to offer all the advice that you need to select and grow the right plants for your garden. And don’t forget that all of our nurseries are happy to bring pre-ordered plants to the fairs that they are attending, so don’t forget to visit their websites to see what they can offer!’ – The Rare Plant Fair

Tickets include 14 acres of stunning RHS-partnered gardens and our 13th-century Chapel. Please note that the Palace building is closed to the public while this event is taking place (17th of March) due to the filming of a period drama.

Find our Tranquillity Fan Back in the garden.

Do also have a browse on The Rare Plant Fairs website they have some fantastic fairs nationwide througout 2024

The 4 Seasons Swing Seat - Spring Daffodils

Posted by Siobhan on March 4th 2024

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