The 2014 Autumn Specialist Plant Fair will be on Sunday 21st. September from 11.00am. to 5.00pm. 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. 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, two years ago we decided to hold an Autumn event and despite some 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 has been for the past two years. 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, Grasses, Ferns, Autumn flowering Asters, specie Oaks and other 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 most of 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.
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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