Suffolk Plant Heritage Spring Fair – Sunday 29th May 2016

This is a popular plant fair held in the stunning grounds of Helmingham Hall, with the offer of a wide selection of plants and garden products from over 40 exhibitors and attracts well over 1000 visitors. This was the first plant fair we have attended to promote our National Plant Collection.  The journey from home to the Hall was 41 miles, so we left home soon after 7.00 am to allow enough time to arrive and set up in plenty of time before the gates opened at 10am.  We were given a very warm welcome on our arrival, and easily located our pitch, which was amongst the other National Plant Collections exhibiting: Hosta, held by Mickfield Hostas. http://www.mickfieldhostas.co.uk/ Dianthus (Malmaison), held by Mr J M Marshall Iris (Sir Cedric Morris introductions), held by Ms S Cook Campanula – Alpines, held by Mrs S Wooster. http://www.bellflowernursery.co.uk/ It was a glorious day with plenty of sun and, judging from the number of visitors wandering around carrying bags full of plants, all the stall holders had been busy.  It was a shame that we didn’t have time to explore the fabulous gardens at Helmingham, which many of our customers talked about.  We hope to visit again in…

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