House, Gardens & Cafe Open Tuesday - Sunday 10.30 - 17.00

Unusual Plants Fair 2024

15th & 16th June 2024

Tickets for the Unusual Plants Fair are available on the gate throughout the weekend.

There is an additional car park to accommodate visitors use GU34 3JH in your satnav and follow signs and staff to the Ewell Field off of Gracious Street. 

Our annual Unusual Plants returns this year! A must for any keen gardeners and plant lovers.

We will be joined by stall holders from across the region selling a variety of plants and garden accessories. Speak to experts about your garden and enjoy the beautiful gardens around you plus access to the house all included in your ticket.

Plus a BBQ and beer tent on top of our usual refreshment offer.

Pre-Book Tickets


This years stall holders include:

Charleshurst Farm nursery
A small nursery growing mostly shrubs and small trees, including some rare and unusual species and varieties.
Dan Cooper Garden
Garden tools (including hand tools, secateurs and pruning knives), seeds, seed trays, bird nesters, brushes, bee skeps.
Dutch Garden Bulbs
Exotic and tropical plants and bulbs.
Edulis Nursery
Mid-summer perennials, shade lovers, ferns and unusual edibles.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Local Wildlife Charity promoting the work we are doing in the local area and raising awareness.
Parks Perennials
Hardy Perennials, shrubs, alpines, lavender and olive trees.
Lavender Hare
At Lavender Hare we take great pride in selecting our vintage finds and we believe they would complement any home or garden. From:- ebamel ware, galvanised containers, trugs, baskets, wine carriers, stoneware, kitchenalia.
LDB Plants
Growers of a range of herbaceous perennials and grasses, looking to focus mainly on those which are more drought tolerant.
Leesa’s Not Just Alpine
A good range of garden worthy alpines and cottage garden perennials.
Long Acre Plants (plants for shade)
Nursery stand specialising in unusual woodland Perennials and ferns.
Madrona Nursery
Unusual and rare ornamental garden plants.
Oakview nursery
Grower of hardy salvia’s only. Salvia specialist.
Palms UK
Palm Trees, pots and fertiliser.
Peake perennials
Ornamental grasses, unusual herbaceous perennials and bulbs.
Redmayne Perennials
Redmayne perennials is a small nursery based in St Albans and specialising in a range of reliable and more unusual herbaceous and woody perennials grown from seed. With a emphasis on species rather than cultivars and on plants that are drought tolerant and good for pollinators
Rotherview Nursery
Alpines, Ferns and Perennials
Seale Rose Garden
The May family has been growing award-winning roses at Seale since 1948 and are RHS Medallists for Roses. David and Catherine enjoy sharing their knowledge and expertise with other rose enthusiasts, whether novice or experienced gardeners. They grow not only a choice selection of carefully selected varieties for all situations but also specialise in fragrant, repeat flowering climbers and big climbing roses for instant impact. In the summer the nursery is open 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Saturday inclusive; out of season the hours vary so it is always a good idea to phone before visiting.
Spring Meadow Nurseries 
Hardy Perennials, Lavendar, shrubs and alpines.

    Gilbert Whites House

    Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

    The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

    On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

    Learn more