Garden Events This Weekend

Published on May 3rd 2019
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Written by Max Thrower

Spring Craft Fair

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RHS Garden Hyde Hall, 3rd - 6th May, 10am - 5pm
Showcasing around 60 craftspeople, designer-makers and artists, this four-day craft fair will be an incredible chance to buy ceramics, photography, fine art, textiles and other crafts. There will also be music, food and informative demonstrations, as well as the perfect opportunity to experience the garden in spring bloom.

Plants for Free - with Juliet Sargeant

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Borde Hill, 4th May, 10:30am-3pm
Join Juliet Sargeant for a practical workshop on how to plant your garden for free using successful cuttings.
Well-known for her award-winning garden designs and approachable presenting style on BBC's Gardener's World, Juliet’s workshops are crammed with knowledge from 20 years of experience.
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Spring Gardening Weekend

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This Spring Gardening Weekend includes the RHS-judged Tulip and Rhododendron Shows.
The weekend will contain a wealth of specialist advice from growers, including cookery and planting demonstrations. Plus, don’t miss the Spring Plant Fair with Plant Heritage on Sunday 5 May.

Spring Design for Living Fair

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RHS Garden Rosemoor 4th - 6th May
This Design for Living Fair is perfect for browsing among stalls of unique and beautiful hand-crafted items for the garden. This three-day fair showcases a wealth of West Country creative talent.

Hyde Hall Awakes

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RHS Garden Hyde Hall, 4th May, 4:30 am - 7:30 am
Explore the natural world of Hyde Hall as a new day begins. Walk the estate with a team of wildlife experts from Essex Wildlife Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society. Catch the dawn chorus and other wildlife as it awakes, then finish your visit at the Field Café for a bacon roll and hot mug of tea or coffee. Vegetarian option available.
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Mammillaria Show

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RHS Garden Wisley 5th May, 10am - 5pm
Join the Mammillaria Society for fantastic displays of these extremely interesting plants, the chance to chat with friendly experts for advice and the opportunity to collect your own plants.

Spring Plant Fair

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RHS Garden Harlow Carr 5th May, 10am - 3pm
Get inspiration, talk to the experts and browse and buy a range of beautiful spring plants from specialist Plant Heritage nurseries at the RHS Garden Harlow Carr Spring Plant Fair.

Plant Hunters Fairs

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Donington Le Heath, 4th May, 10am-4pm
The Plant Hunters' Fairs' first stop this weekend is the Manor House at Donington Le Heath. The grouds include period gardens, an ornamental maze, an orchard and woodland. The Old Barn Tea Room will be open and serving food and drink. There will also be an excellent display of ancient and antique tools on the croquet lawn.
Weston Park, 5th and 6th, 10am-4pm
Weston is an award-winning stately home set in 1000 acres of 'Capability Brown' parkland.
Highlights include a selection of outdoor games, a great adventure playground for children and a miniature railway.

Toby’s Garden Festival

Powderham Castle 3rd-4th May
Toby's Garden Festival, sponsored by Candide, will have over 200 exhibitors offering quality plants from award-winning nurseries, West Country craft, artisan food and drink along with live music, all in the fabulous grounds and interior of Powderham Castle. Find our stall to make your very own flower crown for Garden Day!

Flower Power Fair

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Ness Hall, 6th May, 11am-4pm
Over 500 tulips adorn the grounds, which also contain an extensive range of plants, shrubs and trees. Plant nurseries specialising in plants from lavender to tiny plants will be in attendance, providing an extensive variety from which to pick.

National Garden Scheme

Of course, the National Garden Scheme has gardens open all over the country for you to enjoy. Find one near you.

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