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18th June 2019

Suffolk Plant Heritage Spring Fair at Helmingham Hall


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 May 26th 2019

It promises to be a great day out for all the family:

Plants to buy; Find out about Conservation and pick up food, garden statuary and much more

Garden Zone: Over 40 Nurseries from near and far, with lots of unusual and popular plants for sale – ferns, grasses, alpines, trees shrubs and bulbs. Local National Plant Collections, including Hostas from Mickfield Hostas and Irises bred by Brian Dodswell. The Suffolk Plant Heritage Plant Stall will be packed with rare and unusual plants grown by our propagation group, some of which are not available elsewhere. New for Spring 2019 are Mandy Plants from Little Snoring in Norfolk who specialise in Lantana, Mandevilla and other tender perennials. Returning this year is the Tree Peony Company all the way from North Yorkshire and they would be pleased to accept telephone orders for delivery on the day of the Fair.

Garden Accessories: antique garden tools, modern sculpture and garden furniture.

Conservation Zone: Garden Societies, Local and National Charities, giving specialist advice about plants, gardens and wildlife.

Artisan Zone: A wide range of exhibitors offering everything from artisan foods and handmade soap to vintage French collectables and pottery.

A Free Plant for 800 Visitors:

A plant of Symphyotrichum (Aster) novae angliae ‘Rougham Violet’ raised in Suffolk at Rougham Nurseries from a disease-free species of Michaelmas daisy will be given to the first 800 visitors to claim them. Plant Heritage believe that giving the gift of a plant is the best form of conservation.

A Day Out for the Family:
Activities for Children: Free Goodie Bags, Children’s activities in their own Marquee and Mosaic Making.

Eat, Drink and be Merry: Live music, vintage dancing, local food and drink producers as well as a wide range of food stalls. Visitors can enjoy the Grade 1 listed gardens of Helmingham Hall, with walled kitchen garden, herbaceous borders, herb and knot garden and the ancient deer park.

Learn from the experts: The Garden Marquee will host a wide range of Workshops on such topics as Plant Propagation, Mulching, Developing a Wild Flower Meadow and Planters and Pots. For more expert advice the Nursery stall holders are always willing to answer specific questions.

Tours of the gardens with Lady Tollemache, tickets £10 each, are bookable from the Helmingham Estate Office tel no 01473 890799

Entry to the Plant Fair and Helmingham Hall Gardens is £7.00 per adult. Children are free.

Location: Helmingham Hall is 9 miles NE of Ipswich on the B1077. Post Code IP14 6EF
SUNDAY MAY 26th 2019 10.00am – 4.00pm

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