Garden Events This Weekend

Published on April 11th 2019
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RHS Flower Show Cardiff

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Bute Park
12th-14th April
Packed full of seasonal ideas for your garden, start your gardening year off at Cardiff by witnessing breathtaking floral displays and activities for all the family.

Open Evening

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Guernsey Clematis Nursery Ltd
12th April, 6pm-7:30pm
Owner Raymond Evison, OBE and RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal winner, will show how to create new clematis. Not normally open to the public, visitors will see new clematis varieties in the private nurseries before their launch at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Woodland and Shade Perennials and Plants Sale

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Harveys Garden Plants
12th-13th April
How to use difficult shaded areas to your advantage, with advice from RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal-winning staff. Whether you have a north-facing border shaded by houses or dry shade under trees, they'll have you covered.
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Scotland’s Daffodil Festival

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Backhouse Rossie Estate

Backhouse Rossie Estate in Scotland contains a heritage centre, walled garden, woodland walk, café, and shop.
13th-14th April 10am-4pm
Home to the National Collection of Narcissus 'Backhouse' cultivars, visitors will be able to see some of the first daffodil cultivars ever created in the UK, from the wild Wordsworth-style daffodils to hundreds of different historical, modern, scented and rare daffodils. Take a wander along the woodland daffodil walk taking in the spring flowers, rock garden, tulips and auriculas.

Sweet Pea Workshop

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RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Very much part of the Yorkshire countryside, Harlow Carr is a delight in every season.
13th-14th April 11am-4pm
Expert advice will be available on these beautifully fragranced flowers. For a small donation you can sow some seeds to take home with you just get some advice on how to grow these blooms at home.

Women’s Farm and Garden Association - Planning A Cutting Garden Workshop

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The Flower Field, Hillcommon 13th, 10:15am-1pm
On this half-day course, Jan Waters will guide you through planning a cutting patch, explaining what to grow and when, to give you a continuous supply of flowers throughout the season. She can also give advice on your own personalised plan.

Spring Fling Plant Fair

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Great Comp Garden

Come and explore our wonderfully quirky garden showcasing 7 acres of beautiful and rare plants surrounding a 17th century manor house. This hidden gem of a garden is home to an Italian Garden, romantic ruins, enchanting woodland walks and the Old Dairy Tearooms.
14th April, 11am-5pm
The annual Spring Fling Plant Show will feature award-winning specialist nurseries from the south of England, They are keen to showcase the range of colours and numerous of plants available at this time of year.

Plant Hunters’ Fairs

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Sandwell Valley Park Farm - 13th April, 10am-4pm
Consall Gardens -14th April, 10am-5pm
The fairs’ only trip to the West Midlands and perhaps the last opportunity for them to visit Consall Gardens. Come rain or shine these fairs are the place to find great value, top quality, traditionally grown plants for every type of garden.

Plant Fair

Mapperton Gardens

Mapperton Gardens is a unique valley garden in West Dorset, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The gardens surround the Jacobean manor house, stable blocks, dovecote and All Saints Church.
14th April, 10am-4pm
These charity Plant Fairs have been going for 20 years. They provide an excellent opportunity to buy direct from professional growers from all over the South West. The plants for sale offer an variety of stand out plants at excellent value. A percentage of takings is given to a local charity.
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Flower Power Fair

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Newburgh Priory, Coxwold
Sunday 14th April
Over 40 acres and 22 stalls to explore as Newburgh opens its doors to the third Flower Power Fair of the season. These fairs bring plant specialists from the north of England together to provide rare varieties and advice.

Rare Plant Fair

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The Old Rectory. Quenington
14th April 11am-4pm
Rare Plant Fairs offer the opportunity to buy unusual and interesting plants from their nurseries, as well as genuine growers that offer well-grown plants and advice.

National Garden Scheme

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The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

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