Charity plant fair with plenty for gardeners and growers to enjoy
- Credit: Devon Hardy Plant Society
Devon Hardy Plant Society members are eager to meet up for the first time in 15 months at the bumper sized Summer Plant Fair on Sunday, June 20 from 11am to 3pm at Burrow Farm Gardens near Axminster.
All plant lovers are encouraged to make the most of this special opportunity to choose from a mouth-watering selection of salvias, roses, herbaceous perennials and tender exotics, all grown in the South West.
Visitors will be able to buy interesting and unusual plants and get expert advice from nurserymen who know how to grow them. Sixteen stalls to choose from including Millwood Plants, Avon Bulbs, Piccolo Plants, Jonne Ceserani blacksmith sculpture and Jenny Knight willow art too.
Coffee, snacks, cream teas and light lunches are available from Burrow Farm tea rooms, and the beautiful 13 acre gardens are open for you to enjoy until 6pm.
There is a £1 entry fee for the plant fair, with discounted garden entry of adults £8 and children £1.
Devon Hardy Plant Society secretary Helen Brown said: "Plant fairs are great for finding the kind of plants you won't see in many garden centres, at reasonable prices and with the added bonus of expert advice thrown in. With lots of small, specialist family run nurseries, there’s always a great selection for everyone."
The Hardy Plant Society is a charity which encourages the love of hardy perennials for their variety, colours, shapes, sizes and longevity. We help each other to grow them better, to try different species and we exchange and spread information about them. The Devon group meets at Longdown Village Hall, near Exeter, EX6 7SN on the 1st Saturday of the month. All meetings commence at 2-30 pm unless otherwise stated (Doors open 2-00 pm)
Next meeting is on 4th September, 2021 with a talk on ‘Shady Ladies and Damp Damsels’ from Sally Gregson of Mill Cottage Plants near Wookey.