Hare Spring Cottage Plants & Chris Beardshaw

I am delighted to announce I am growing a large selection of Camassia for Chris Beardshaw for his show Garden at Chelsea Flower Show in May 2015. His sponsor,  Morgan Stanley,  asked him to create a community garden for an area in East London and display it at RHS Chelsea first. Chris anticipates using around 1,000 plants in a …

ARLEY HALL GARDEN FESTIVAL

This year was Arley’s 20th Anniversary year for their two-day Garden Festival. It is clear to see that Arley Hall is still a much-loved family home. It is a superb example of a Victorian country house built in the Elizabethan style and its gardens with their stunning double herbaceous borders are an absolute delight. It …

SUMMERFIELD NURSERY PLANT FAIR

Organised by Judy Popley of FlowerPower Plant Fairs. A Plant Fair within a Plant Nursery. Philip & Steph Baron who own Summerfield Nursery made us all very welcome to their fab nursery on the outskirts of York. Just a handful of nurseries and garden accessory stands were there and we were all kept in order by Pip …

BURTON AGNES HALL

A very well established two-day Garden Fair. Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan stately home that has been in the same family for more than 400 years through 15 generations.  It boasts stunning award winning gardens being voted Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award Gardens in 2011 & 2012. The walled garden and herbaceous borders are …

WORTLEY HALL

Wortley Hall Plant Fair South Yorkshire A local plant fair for us which was a treat not having to set off with the van & trailer at silly ‘o’ clock, for a change. Wortley Hall and its beautiful gardens are approximately 11 miles to the north west of Sheffield in the historic and picturesque village …

REINSHAW HALL PLANT FAIR

Organised by Val Woolley & Bob Taylor in conjunction with Alexandra Sitwell and the Sitwell Estate. Renishaw Hall is an RHS Partner Garden and it’s not hard to see why with its stunning Italianate gardens and lakeside walks. The formal garden was laid out in 1895 by Sir George Sitwell in classical Italianate style. Lady …

SUTTON PARK

Organised by Judy Popley of FlowerPower Plant Fairs in the gorgeous setting that is Sutton Park. Bank Holiday Monday – the day after a very successful plant fair at RHS Harlow Carr. It was a pleasure to set up the nursery stand again in front of this beautiful property. The weather was fine & dry …

RHS HARLOW CARR

Organised by the Yorkshire Plant Heritage Group together with staff from RHS Harlow Carr. Harlow Carr is the northern jewel in the RHS’ crown. Quite rightly so in my view with its delightful setting, enthusiastic, knowledgeable & helpful staff. The day started with some threatening drizzle in the air but it quickly dried up with …

NEWBURGH PRIORY

Hosted by Judy Popley of Flower Power Fairs in the grounds of this unspoilt and delightful setting. Newburgh Priory has been in the ownership of one family since the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1538 by Henry VIII.  Sir George and Lady Wombwell and their family live in the property and continue to maintain its …

WENTWORTH WOODHOUSE PLANT FAIR

Hosted by Judy Popley of Flower Power Fairs in the grounds of this hidden gem that’s steeped in history and well worth a visit. 25 Nurseries and a handful of other gardening related sales areas. A fine spring morning but with a definite ‘bite’ in the stiff breeze that proved a challenge to the Nurserywomen …