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 the summer to view them at leisure. We had a great day, selling plants and sharing our passion for Fuchsias with others and hope we have encouraged further enthusiasm for Fuchsias.
We look forward to returning to the Autumn Plant Fair at Helmingham Hall on Sunday 18th September.
For more information about National Plant Collections visit Plant Heritage.