Thousands of passionate gardeners from around the UK will be heading for West Sussex this summer to attend a new prestigious Plant Finders Fair which is taking place in the stunning grounds of Borde Hill Garden, from 27-29 June, 2014.
The Borde Hill Plant Finders Fair promises gardeners an exclusive choice of hand-picked exhibitors, including some of Britain’s leading specialist plant nurseries and outstanding garden accessories .
The event offers a real alternative to the large gardening shows, providing a spacious location within the grounds of the historic Borde Hill Garden. Visitors can meet and talk directly to the carefully selected independent growers and makers and can choose from a huge variety of beautifully grown plants and garden paraphernalia. Confirmed plant exhibitors include specialist nurseries such as Sussex based Dysons, with their array of Salvias, award winning Hardy’s Cottage Plants and Edulis with their incredible edibles and ornamentals. The Fair has also attracted some new and exciting nurseries including rare plant specialists Evolution Plants.
The Sussex branch of the charity Plant Heritage will be providing a plant crèche where visitors can store all their precious plant purchases until they are ready to leave.
The diversity and individuality of the garden paraphernalia exhibitors at the Fair reflects the careful selection process the Fair organisers undertake to avoid repetition of products and to ensure the highest quality craftsmanship. Product exhibitors include Garden and Wood, Dutch tool maker De Tuinheren, Peter Dibble basket maker, Home and Garden Ironwork with their beautiful handmade benches (right), Green Man Woodcrafts , award winning Sneeboer tools from the Netherlands, Bradley’s the Tannery with their covertable garden accessories. New to the garden fair scene will be beautiful garden tents from Sussex based The Pearl Tent Company.
The Plant Finders Fair is adding to West Sussex’s long list of stylish gardening attractions including nearby Graveyte Manor and West Dean Gardens. The Fair is aiming to capture the spirit of highly prestigious European plant fairs such as Courson, Bingerden, Hex and Saint-Jean De Beauregard.
TJM Associates are masterminding the Fair. TJM have a long history of successful garden events to their name. Fair Director, Therese Lang said, “We are absolutely delighted to have found a perfect new location to hold the Plant Finders Fair. The award-winning Borde Hill Garden is a superb location in a beautiful part of the country with wonderful access.”
“We look forward to welcoming thousands of Visitors to the Borde Hill Plant Finders Fair over the three days. Visitors can enjoy direct access to some of the UK’s finest plant nurseries and a choice of the highest quality and interesting garden products and paraphernalia. Ticket entry also includes free entry to the garden and free parking. We hope this will be the first of many Borde Hill Plant Finders Fairs which will add to West Sussex’s fame as a magnet for passionate gardeners .”
Owner of Borde Hill Eleni Clarke said, “We are delighted and very excited to be hosting such a prestigious fair at Bore Hill Garden. We know visitors will enjoy the fabulous array of plants and gardening products at the Fair and also enjoy a walk around our award winning gardens which will be looking stunning in June.”
Entry to the Plant Finders Fair will be £10 on the gate, open from 10 am-5 pm, and the ticket includes entry to Borde Hill Garden. Borde Hill Garden comprises of 17 acres of formal Garden, set within 200 acres of parkland and woodland and it is home to a collection of some 8,000 trees and shrubs, within an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Garden boasts the British Isles’ largest collection of ‘champion trees’ within private ownership, as well as hundreds of David Austin and Gold Standard Roses in the glorious Rose Garden. There are also woodland and lakeside walks and an Adventure Playground.
Those wishing to buy tickets in advance at a cheaper rate can do so via the special ticket hotline on: 0844 848 2856 or visit www.plantfindersfair.co.uk
Published 24th June 2014
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