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Harlow Carr Plant Fair


By simbad


We had a lovely day out today at Harlow Carr, and even though it was chilly the sun shone all day :-), took a few pictures of the beautiful gardens to share with you all, hope you enjoy :-)

Quite embarassing I had one flower on my pagoda lilies this year!!!!!!!, these were amazing :-)

Insect house

Just for you Meanie :-)

Alpine House

And of course I couldn’t go to a plant fair and not buy any plants could I :-), I bought Hosta ‘Undulata’, Astrantia ‘Gill Richardson, Doedecatheon ’Jeffreyi’ and Astilboides ‘Tiabularis’ ,not heard of this before but one of those large perennials I love :-) , apparently related to the astilbe but totally different leaf.
Hope you enjoyed my day out :-),to finish it off we called at a pub for our dinner,being spoiled a bit lately, I’m not complaining:-), next week we’re going to Malvern for the weekend for the flower show :-)

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what a lovely place harlow carr is! those tree houses and willow caves [?] look very interesting, some beautiful plants.

6 May, 2012


Lovely, Fantastic tulips, and the Alpine house looked good as well. Glad you enjoyed your day.

6 May, 2012


Fabulous day out! What a lovely garden. I love that purple and white pot. Grand to see all those tulips - they are quite finished round here.
Don't be sad you only had one pagoda lily - that's one more than I had.

6 May, 2012


Superb and very professional pictures. Takes me back to our visit some years ago when I was hoping to bump into the late Geoffrey Smith who wasn't only a fantastic gardener but a past superintendent of the gardens and was a regular visitor at that time. Well done!

7 May, 2012


Lovely set of pics, Simbad.
Thanks for the tour :o)

7 May, 2012


that is rubbing salt into my my wounds. i wanted to go but i am at kielder resevoir manning the galley whilst hubby and youngest get some sailing in.
ah well next year.

7 May, 2012


oh dear SBG, lovely place but tough if you are in the galley all the time!!!

hope its warm up there

7 May, 2012


What a lovely day out Simbad. The Tulips are beautiful. :o)

7 May, 2012


Glad you all enjoyed my day out too :-))
We went last autumn Sticki and the wigwams and tree house weren't there then, in fact they'd done so much since our last visit,the children were all enjoying the tree house :-)
The tulips were amazing Cinders there were so many wonderfull displays and pots :-)
Thats made me feel better Steragram :-) my pagoda lilies did start off with a few flower heads but something bit all the heads off !!!!!, grrr.
Thanks Jimmy glad you enjoyed the pictures and they brought back some happy memories for you, the gardens are so well looked after aren't, they must have a small army of gardeners but you hardly see any around ?
Thanks TT :-)
Sorry SBG :-) it was a lovely day and made all the better by the dry weather, was really busy, we arrived around 11.30 and the plant stalls had nearly been picked over even then!!!!, still there is the lovely nursery as well, no chance of getting in Betty's Tea rooms, well you'd have a long wait, queing out the door for seats there :-)

7 May, 2012


oh what a shame, bettys is lovely.

7 May, 2012


What a lovely day out the pictures are brilliant and I just knew you had to buy some new plants, very interesting choices, will look forward to seeing pictures of them,and a perfect end to the day a pub meal ;0))

7 May, 2012


Those tulips are magnificent!

7 May, 2012


I've been to Harlow Carr quite a few times and always enjoyed it.

7 May, 2012


Galley duties not too bad as it was warm inside. but i'd prefer to be wandering the plant fairs or in my own garden.

8 May, 2012


Looks like a really good day out!

Loved the Arisaema sikokianum, and the first aroid (Amorphophallus?) too.

10 May, 2012


Forgot about the Arum Meanie, that was very popular lots of people taking pictures of it :-))

10 May, 2012


Not surprised!!

10 May, 2012


What stunning photographs, it must have been wonderful.

I would love to try to do a pot containing the white hyacinths, narcissii and tulips just like the one you saw. Will make a note of it!!!

All lovely.

10 May, 2012


Thankyou Wildrose I loved those pots too, thats just why I took the picture to hopefully a go myself :-))
Thankyou Carole, I'll take pictures of all my new purchases later :-)
Thanks Daglelie :-)
Beautiful place isn't it Clarice I've been a few times now and there's always something new to look at:-)
Hope you're off galley duty now SBG and back in the garden :-)

11 May, 2012


Hi Simbad. Iv Just Seen Your Photo's of Harlow Carr. What A Beautiful Place .And Your Photograph's Are Stunting.

4 Oct, 2013


Thankyou Lynda it is a lovely place we go there quite a lot, being a RHS member me and hubby get in free to and treat ourselves to lunch in Bettys Tearoom forgot to take pictures of the cakes etc in there!!!! :-)

6 Oct, 2013

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