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Exactly a year ago, I went to my first ever ‘Rare Plant Fair’ held at Wells, in Somerset.

You might remember my blog about it – it was a really good day, with a number of Nurseries selling some unusual plants – the prices were good, too.

This year, although there were fewer Nurseries – I suspect that the missing ones had been hit hard by the winter – I still managed to find some gems!

Hyacinthoides reverchonii

I’d never seen this little beauty before. It’s in my garden now!

I thought that you might appreciate having the dates and venues for this year’s Fairs. I’ll just type out brief details of the venues – if you want any more information, do please contact me, as I have the leaflet here.

3rd April – Brackley, Northants
10th April – Quenington,Gloucestershire
24th April – Syon House, London
1st May – Castle Bromwich Hall Gdns. Birmingham
8th May – Blagdon, N. Somerset
15th May – Princes Risborough
22nd May – Inner Temple Gdns. London
29th May – Kingston Bagpuize House, Oxfordshire
5th June – Lydart, Monmouth
12th June – Pewsey, Wiltshire
19th June – Newport, S. Wales
28th August – Chelwood, Bath, Somerset
18th Sept. Llanover, nr. Abergavenny, Wales.

Do go to one if you can – all the Fairs are held in large gardens, so you get to look round as well. You might even come back with a treasure for your garden, too!

Tulipa turkestanica

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lovely plants and thank you ~ thats great to know.

27 Mar, 2011

 

This is really beautiful spritz.

27 Mar, 2011

 

They are both beauties Spritz, thankyou for the info......

27 Mar, 2011

 

They are lovely I have got that Tulipa Turkistancia just put a photo the other day of it very dainty and pretty comes up with four or five off the stem.

27 Mar, 2011

 

Not been to a fair for many years, I love the Turkestanica put a pic on the 15th always one of the first tulips to come out.

27 Mar, 2011

 

Brilliant Spritz, thanks for the info, there are at least two very close to me!
I will be there, possibly both!!!

27 Mar, 2011

 

Hi Spritz - thanks for the info - I like your plant photos particularly the tulipa.

Am glad you had a good time and found some plants that you don't already have in your garden.

28 Mar, 2011

 

I should have said that the Nurseries that go to the Fairs aren't usually open to the public. They tend to be specialist Nurseries, who probably sell by mail-order or at Fairs.

Going to one is a plant-lover's paradise! :-)

28 Mar, 2011

 

it sounds fascinating ~ do the plants tend to cost more at these fairs?

28 Mar, 2011

 

Tulipa turkestanica....love it, Spritz. These fairs, unfortunately, are too distant for me to attend but I will be able to get to ordinary plant fairs in our locality...I do wonder if hubby's wallet will withstand the shock!!

28 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks very much, Spritz . . . love the blue one. :)

28 Mar, 2011

 

I would break the bank for sure if I went to one of these. That tulip is amazing!!

28 Mar, 2011

 

It is, isn't it Karen. I got the last pot, too! The Nursery had brought quite a lot, but sold out very fast - I'd have bought more, if I'd seen them first.

Sticki - no, they're definitely cheaper - very good value. There aren't any overheads as there are at GCs, are there!

28 Mar, 2011

 

thats good news ~ thank you!

28 Mar, 2011

 

you are determined to turn me green again this year arent you spritz ? :o))))

beautiful plants .

28 Mar, 2011

 

As if! I know someone who gets plants from a VERY low-priced GC....;-)

28 Mar, 2011

 

Some lovelyplnats there Spritz.

28 Mar, 2011

 

Yes, I was very pleased with my 'goodies'. I've posted a few now. :-)

28 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks for that information Spritz, didn't realise there was one at Syon House. I'll be there.

28 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks for this - I shall try for Newport in June :)

28 Mar, 2011

 

Let me know if you need the details, times etc.

29 Mar, 2011

 

glad you enjoyed the plant sale barbara, nearest is birmingham for me but its the day before we go away so thats out lol, hope you spent lots of money :o))

29 Mar, 2011

 

That's a shame, Sandra - you'd have enjoyed it! You don't need to ask whether I spent anything, do you? LOL.

29 Mar, 2011

 

Nice plant pics Barbara - quite unusual! Have put a date in my diary for May, so thanks for that info.

29 Mar, 2011

 

lol well i thought as much barbara hahaha

30 Mar, 2011

 

Hi Barbara \0/ I've been to the Castle Bromwich one, but not for many years. It's exciting going to any plant fair isn't it and usually cheaper too:-)

30 Mar, 2011

 

Anne - you'll need more info, so I'll send it to you. :-)

Yes, Ba - it definitely is cheaper -per plant. However, it depends on how many plants you buy, doesn't it! Heehee.

30 Mar, 2011

 

Some people are just greedy Barbara:-)

31 Mar, 2011

 

Who? MOI???? Never. ;-(((

31 Mar, 2011

 

Very interesting, will try to get to one! Thanks for the information! :-)

3 Apr, 2011

 

You're welcome. :-)

4 Apr, 2011

 

Oh WOW!
The Tulipa turkestanica is stunning!
What kind of lighting and growing medium
does that little guy like?
I would LOVE to try one!
*N2O*

7 May, 2011

 

I just planted it in my garden - but it must have sun, and it really doesn't like heavy soils. It's hardy, and you can get bulbs in the autumn over here. I hope you can track them down in the USA. :-)

7 May, 2011

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