There’s nothing like getting out in the garden, digging over the soil and getting everything ready for a summer of bloom and fragrance. It’s also a great time to revamp your beds and borders casting a critical eye over everything, finding gaps and perhaps shifting out those plants that aren’t pulling their weight anymore. There’s nowhere better to find something new, unusual and exciting to fill those gaps or perk up a dull corner than at the Plant Hunters’ Fair at Norton Priory Museum & Gardens.
The mix of nurseries ensures there’s something for every type of garden; little gems to tempt the most discerning plants person and lots of help and advice for the new or less experienced gardener.
Nurseries attending include:
ChickenStreet from Shropshire with a wide selection of chicken-proof plants for the garden.
Chris Cooke Plants from Gloucestershire specialising in rare and less common hardy and half-hardy bulbous, herbaceous and shrubs RHS Gold medallist.
Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire specialising in perennials and alpines. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.
Jurassicplants Nurseries from Denbighshire specialising in unusual seed-raised trees, shrubs and climbers.
Mandsand Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in Perennials and shrubs with an emphasis on interesting foliage which includes a good range of Heucheras, Heucherellas and Tiarellas.
Mayfields Plants from Cheshire specialising in bee and butterfly friendly perennials.
Meadow View Plants from Lancashire specialising in sought after perennials in the Apiaceae family, plus a choice range of Geum, Pulmonaria, Sanguisorba, Thalictrum, Aster, Hesperantha.
Orchard Furniture from Gloucestershire with a great range of teak garden furniture.
Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire specialising in alpines, dwarf bulbs and woodland plants. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.
SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.
The Gobbett from Worcestershire specialising in Syringa (Lilac), flowering dogwoods and beardless Iris