The Unusual Plants Fair returns on the 16th & 17th June 2018.
Join us and meet amazing stall holders who specialise in more unusual plants for your garden, with great advice, tours and talks this is always a great day out for all the family!
Talks on Sunday
Join us for a series of talks/workshops on Sunday
11am Persuasive Plants
Andrew Bentley Garden Manager at Chawton House Library will share the top 5 plants that hooked him into horticulture and continue to hold their fascination for him.
1pm Discovering Gilbert White’s garden
David Standing, our retired head gardener has studied the layout and planting of Gilbert White’s garden for many years. He will be giving short talk describing how the actual layout, plants and planting of his eighteenth century garden were discovered, including a short descriptive tour of the present grounds.
2pm Rose Grafting
Demonstration and Workshop by David May
David has been growing roses all his life at Seale Rose Garden and loves to share his expertise and knowledge. He will show you how to graft roses and give you lots of tips and advice so you can care for your roses to ensure a stunning performance. David developed and patented an award winning propagation system, growing them in pots right from the start. This means that once planted, either in pots or the ground they will grow away strongly, flower quickly and perform superbly right from the start.
Perennials, Ferns, Grasses – Family run nursery specialising in hardy perennials, ferns and ornamental grasses.
Leesa’s Not Just Alpines
A love of propagation turned a hobby into a small business growing a wide range of garden worthy alpines & in recent years an ever-expanding selection of cottage garden perennials. Open by appointment only
Spring Meadow Nurseries
Hardy Perennials & Bay Trees – Bay trees (standard and bush), olive trees, hardy perennials, roses.
Seale Rose Garden
Seale Rose Garden – The May family have been growing award-winning roses at Seale Rose Garden since 1948, and offer a choice selection of carefully selected varieties for all situations. Unusually they offer well established climbing roses for instant impact. They enjoy sharing their knowledge and expertise with other rose enthusiasts, whether novice or experienced gardeners and also welcome visitors to their nurseries which are open 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Unusual, Traditional & Unique Seeds & Fruit Trees – The unique Delma Damson.
Vintage Garden Ware – Lavender Hare take great pride in selecting products that will
complement your home and garden. Lavender Hare offers a collection of vintage ‘care-worn’ garden and home delights.
Butterfly Cottage Garden Plants
A husband and wife team growing hardy perennials and annuals to attract butterflies and bees to your garden. They propagate all the plants themselves, with the focus on ’good doers’; including garden-worthy natives. The nursery has been running for 14 years and they enjoy a loyal customer base.
Test Valley Nursery
Specialise in less common and new hardy perennial plants along with the more
traditional cottage garden varieties.
Antique metal garden furniture, metal flowers, bird baths etc.
Charleshurst Farm Nursery
Shrubs, Small Trees & Perennial Plants – A small nursery growing a range of interesting and unusual shrubs and perennial plants. Specialities include Daphnes and Japanese Maples. Nearly all plants are propagated and grown on their own nursery.
We are a family-run nursery based near Southampton in Hampshire offering an interesting range of perennials, grasses, ferns and shrubs, including some more unusual varieties or plants new to the UK market, all at affordable prices. All our plants are grown peat-free and, other than a few more tender specimens, are overwintered in the open. We can deliver locally by our own transport and send plants by courier delivery throughout most of the United Kingdom.
Originally started in 1993 growing unusual edible plants and since then the range has increased after numerous plant hunting trips. these days the nursery grows a wide range of rare and desirable plants not usually offered for sale.
Vegetable, herb, fruit plants & some flowers
We are specialists in tomatoes, chillies and peppers, with hundreds of varieties grown each year, many of which are rare and heirloom varieties that are not available elsewhere.
A selection of 18th century plants including foxgloves and roses, many grown here in Gilbert White’s Garden.
A small garden nursery based in Broadstone, Dorset specialising in a wide selection of affordable wildlife friendly perennials like Rudbeckia and Lobelia. They stock a good variety of tall perennials such as Eupatorium and Bidens and can provide a full range of flowering nectar plants across the whole season to support bees, butterflies & moths.
At Oakview Nursery in Bournemouth you’ll find the best perennials in Dorset,
knowledgeable staff and a whole lot more.
Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, and Roses. The Nursery has many rare and unusual plants and there is a Tearoom in a medieval timbered building.
Perennials, Scented and Unique Pelargoniums, Fuchsias
R.C. COURT & SONS
Herbacious Perennials – We try to have more sort-after perennials, the less common ones.
Alpines, Perennials & Ferns – A family run nursery specialising in Alpines and Camellias. We exhibit at all the major RHS shows displaying our own handmade Hyper-tufa troughs. We won an RHS Gold Medal at Chelsea in 2016 We are open to the public and grow the majority of our plants
Hardy Perennials – Perennials, including Eryngium, echinacea, Thalictrum, Eucomis, Irisies, Anemones, Salvia etc.
We specialise in beautifully scented perennials and shrubs and a range of wildflowers from around the British Isles. We are truly passionate about our plants and we hope you love them as much as we do.
Interesting, mainly hardy perennials shrubs especially for shade.
Based in Storrington, West Sussex, we offer a range of specialist gardening services, drawing on our twenty years of horticultural experience to provide clients with a professional service, giving them the peace of mind that their plants and garden are receiving the best care.
Bean Place Nursery
A selection of Hardy ferns, ornamental grasses and hardy herbaceous perennials
Weald and Downland Museum
A fantastic stand looking at the history of the garden.
Jenkyn Place Vinyards
Family run boutique vineyard making English sparkling wine in the traditional method with champagne grape varieties.
We sell quality island Farm produce including chutneys, garlic pesto and dressings.