The Autumn Specialist Plant Fair will be on Sunday 15th. September from 11.00am. to 5.00pm. Spetchley Park Gardens is close to the M5 junction 7, just outside Worcester, on the A44 Stratford Road. Post code WR5 1RS
The 30 acre gardens at Spetchley contain a huge range of rare plants that have been collected and planted by successive generations of the Berkeley family. Hydrangeas, late flowering herbaceous perennials and fruiting trees and shrubs will be looking particularly good for this weekend with many plants just beginning to show their early autumn tints.
For more than 15 years Spetchley Park Gardens have hosted the annual Specialist Plant Fair in April where the event now attracts somewhere in the region of 1000 visitors.
It has become one of the recognised gardening events in the midlands where visitors can find truly rare and unusual garden plants.
Following numerous requests, last year we decided to hold an autumn event and despite the horrendous weather, the plant enthusiasts braved the elements and came out in force.
Ever optimistic, we have decided to make this autumn Plant Sale a regular event, in the hope that the weather can’t be as bad as it was in 2012.
September is traditionally the best month for planting. The soil is warm and most plants are still in active growth which gives them a few weeks to settle in before the onset of winter.
More than 20 of some of the best small specialist nurseries will be attending this event and they will be offering a tantalising array of garden plants, including new and unusual varieties not normally offered through other outlets. These will include a wide range of Japanese Maples, Trilliums, Arisaemas, Ornamental Grasses, Ferns, Tender Perennials, Tree Paeonies, Autumn flowering Asters, rare trees etc.
For a full list of the nurseries attending, please click here.
The standholders are all experts in their own field and produce their own plants. There will be a wealth of knowledgeable growers at Spetchley all of whom will be glad to give you advice and answer any plant or gardening questions you may have.
If you have any plant you would like identified, bring along some material and we’ll try to put a name to it.
Throughout the day some of these standholders will be giving short informal talks at their stands. Look out for the ‘Talks Flag’ which will indicate where these talks are taking place.
Each talk will last for approximately 15 minutes. Before the main talk, Duncan Coombs will be talking about his recent trip to China entitled ' A Taste of Western China'. He will be using specimens from the gardens to illustrate his talk. See the programme for more details.
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 Mike Beak, head gardener.
The tea rooms will be open for light snacks, teas and cakes, whilst beverages and home made cakes will be available all day on the lawn in front of the lake.
For more information, telephone 01531 650480.
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
here for a GoogleMap of the location.
If you are using satellite navigation, please use the postcode WR5 1RS, to locate Spetchley Park Gardens.
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