Spetchley Park Gardens near Worcester covers approximately 30 acres, and contains one of the best collections of plants in the country. It has the distinction of being one of the first three gardens opened under the National Garden Scheme in 1924, and is considered to be one of the finest examples of late Victorian design.
This will be a good time to see the carpets of naturalised bulbs in full flower and to catch the early flowering Magnolias. Flowering cherries, Trilliums and many of the early flowering shrubs will also be looking good.
Spetchley Park Gardens have hosted the Specialist Plant Fair for more than 15 years. During this time it has grown and developed a reputation for being one of the best one day events in the midlands, where keen gardeners can find truly rare and unusual garden plants.
Around 1000 people attend the event each year, many of whom are regular visitors travelling long distances to find those really special plants.
Around 30 specialist nurseries from as far afield as York and Cornwall will be attending the event and many thousands of garden plants will be on sale including rare and new varieties seldom offered by garden centres. These will include a wide range of Japanese Maples, Trilliums, Arisaemas, Ornamental Grasses, Ferns, Tender Perennials, Tree Paeonies, wildflowers etc.
Steve Elsby will be giving chainsaw wood carving demonstrations and Dave Jackson will be demonstrating coppice crafts. For a full list of the stallholders attending, please click here.
This year, there will be a series of short talks given by some of the standholders. These informal talks will last for approximately 15 minutes and will take place at the stand of the speaker. Keep your eyes open for the ‘Talks’ flag which will be moved around to indicate where these talks are taking place. See the ‘Programme’ page for more information on these talks.
There will also be a Pershore College marquee where you will have a chance to pick up gardening tips and secrets from the experts, free plant and gardening advice will be available and Duncan Coombs will be giving a talk entitled ‘Plants for Seasonal Interest’. RHS membership and Careers advice in Horticulture will be available from the Pershore stand.
Don't forget to bring along any plant samples for identification or questions to test the horticultural advisors.
For those wishing to learn some of the history behind the gardens, free guided tours will take place throughout the day. These tours will be led by Spetchley’s head gardener, Mike Beak.
Refreshments will be available all day including a pig roast. The tea rooms will be open for light snacks, teas and cakes; and Pershore College will be selling their own produced Apple juice.
Entrance to the Plant Fair and Spetchley Gardens will be £5.00, payable on the day.
As in previous years we will be offering a plant search facility for those visitors looking for a particular plant. Please click here for further details.
Directions To Spetchley Park Gardens
Spetchley Gardens is situated on the A44 about 2 miles from Junction 7 of the
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If you are using satellite navigation, please use the postcode WR5 1RS, to locate Spetchley Park Gardens.
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