The annual Spring Plant Fair, organised by Suffolk Plant Heritage in partnership with Helmingham Hall will be held in the beautiful grounds of Helmingham Hall on Sunday 24th May from 10am until 4pm.
A plant of the lovely ‘perennial wallflower’, Erysimum ‘Ruston Royal’, will be given free to the first 800 visitors to claim them. As a plant conservation charity, Suffolk Plant Heritage encourage the distribution of rare garden plants, and with only one entry in The Plantfinder, E. ‘Ruston Royal’ deserves a wider audience.
A wide range of unusual and popular plants will be available to purchase from over 50 nurseries, local National Plant Collections and the Suffolk Plant Heritage propagation group, which will be selling rare plants, some not offered for sale elsewhere.
The Garden Marquee will host Gardening Workshops, including ‘Climbers – what where and when’ ‘Growing Vegetables in Containers’ and ‘Seasonal Propagation’
The Plant Doctors will be available to offer advice on any gardening topic, to identify your mystery plants and plant problems.
Visitors to The Plant Fayre can also browse among a wide range of exhibitors offering everything from hand tools to soap and garden furniture to sun hats.
The Plant Fair gives the whole family a full day out with live music, a dance tent, home made teas and lunches as well as a range of food stalls. Visitors can enjoy the Grade 1 listed gardens of Helmingham Hall, with walled kitchen garden, herbaceous borders, roses and ancient deer park.
Tours of the gardens with Lady Tollemache, tickets £10 each, are bookable from the Helmingham Estate Office by calling 01473 890799
Entry to the Plant Fair and Helmingham Hall Gardens is £7.00 per adult. Children are free.