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Autumn Plant Fair

Suffolk Plant Heritage Autumn Plant Fair in partnership with Helmingham Hall will be held on Sunday 18th September from 10.30am until 4pm.

The annual Autumn Plant Fair run by the Suffolk group of Plant Heritage, will once again be held in the beautiful grounds of Helmingham Hall.

There will be 750 bags of bulbs given away free to the first 750 claimants. The bulbs, Iris reticulata `Alida`, an unusual, scented iris, recommended by Gardening Which, will provide a delightful show in early Spring.

Demonstrations of various propagation techniques will be held during the day, highlighting the work of Plant Heritage, which works for the conservation of cultivated plants, which might otherwise be lost forever.

There will be the usual collection of specialist nurseries, including Place for Plants, Woottens of Wenhaston, Walnut Tree Nursery, Paugers Plants and Thorncroft Clematis. Many other nurseries with a wide range of unusual as well as popular plants will be supported by stand holders such as Lark Valley Willow and Wood Alfresco offering garden related products .

The Plant Doctors will be in attendance to offer advice on plant problems and two of the Suffolk based National Collection Holders, Sarah Cook (Cedric Morris irises) and Jim Marshall (Malmaison carnations), will have on display some of the plants for which they have a particular passion.

Visitors to the Plant Fair can also enjoy looking round Helmingham`s Grade 1 listed gardens, which include glorious autumn borders, a knot and herb garden, nineteenth century parterre, ancient deer park and Victorian kitchen gardens.

Entry to the Plant Fair and Helmingham Hall Gardens is £6 per adult and children are free

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