Thursday, 2 August 2018

Plant Fairs Roadshow to visit Borde Hill Garden for the first time this September!




The team behind the Plant Fairs Roadshow, which numbers a select group of intrepid plant explorers and nurserymen, are gearing up for their first ever visit to Borde Hill Garden in Haywards Heath on 16th September (10am - 5pm).

Borde Hill is celebrating it’s 125th anniversary this year with a series of events to honour the links the garden has with the great plant hunters of the Edwardian age.  The  Roadshow’s visit is particularly pertinent as the exhibitors offer rare and unusual plants, which would appeal to the Edwardian collectors such as Colonel R Stephenson Clarke who bought Borde Hill 125 years ago this summer and sponsored famous plant hunters including EH Wilson and George Forrest. 

2018 has proved to be the biggest year yet for the Plant Fairs Roadshow with successful shows at Arundel Castle, the Sussex prairie Gardens, Hall Place and Layer Marney Tower to date this year.  
Members of the Plant Fairs Roadshow include multiple Chelsea winners and Exhibitors: Hardy’s Plants, Graham Blunt's Plantbase, Pineview Plants, Blue Leaf Plants, Pheonix Plants, Charles Hurst Farm, Forgetmenot Plants, Jo Grows, Southon Plants and many more.

Colin Moat, Chair and events coordinator says: 

'We are really looking forward to our event at Borde Hill Garden.  The history and legacy of the plant hunters is intriguing and stimulating to the exhibitors and to visitors alike.  We are pleased to be able to help the garden celebrate it’s 125th milestone and hope that the mouth-watering selection of plants on sale will do justice to the garden’s legacy.'

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