Spetchley Park Gardens is within 5 minutes the M5 junctions 6 and 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. 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.
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.
More than 30 specialist nurseries from England and Wales 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, Rare Oaks, Ferns, Tender Perennials, Tree Paeonies, wildflowers etc. For a full list of the nurseries attending, please click here.
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 you can watch demonstrations by the College. Don't forget to bring along any plant samples for identification or questions to test the horticultural advisors.
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.
This year we are pleased to have The Cotswold & Malvern group of The Alpine Garden Society attending the event . Group members will be putting on a display of alpine plants and demonstrating trough construction and planting.
For those wishing to learn some of the history behind the gardens, free guided tours will take place throughout the day.
For more information, telephone 01531 650480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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