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Sunday 28th May 2017
Times 10am - 4pm
Entry to fair and gardens: £3.00 in aid of the National Garden Scheme (NGS)
NEW FOR 2017
We are really thrilled to be part of Rob and Jackie Potterton's NGS opening in 2017 with a new plant fair: our first ever in Lincolnshire!
Rob Potterton is a stalwart of our plant fairs and we are really looking forward to visiting him at home and getting to see to where all those lovely alpines are grown and also getting the chance to share Rob and Jackie's beautiful garden for the day
Rob and Jackie's large garden contains many planting features including alpine rockeries with pool, stream and waterfall, raised beds, troughs, tufa stone bed, crevice garden, woodland and peat beds. All extensively planted with hundreds of varieties of alpines, bulbs and woodland or shade loving plants, providing lots of colour and interest all year round but will be at their peak in late May.
Visitors are welcome to explore the garden and can join one of the nursery tours that will be conducted throughout the day (these will be run approximately every hour).
Expert help or advice is freely available from the nursery's experienced team.
You could also see a wealth of wildlife including Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Warblers, House Martin and Buzzard and also lots of butterflies and dragonflies; the garden has even had visits from a Kingfisher.
In addition you can discover the story of this family run garden and nursery through a photographic display detailing the history and development of the nursery, exhibitions, show awards including Chelsea Golds and the making of the garden.
Nurseries confirmed for 28 May 2017 are:
Edrom Nurseries from Berwickshire specialising in woodland plants for shade and unusual alpines RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.
Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire specialising in Australasian & coloured leaf shrubs
Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire specialising in perennials and alpines. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.
Mayfields Plants from Cheshire specialising in cottage flowers
Packhorse Farm Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in Acers and other ornamental trees and shrubs. RHS Gold Medalist
SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.
Studio8 Pottery from Staffordshire with hand-thrown garden and kitchen Terracotta and Stonewares
Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in perennials
and of course a wide selection of outsanding plants from the Potterton's in their nursery