2016 Specialist Plant Fairs, Festivals, Sales and Swaps

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There are many local plant sales, fetes and opportunities to buy wonderful, locally grown plants at fantastic prices, or even to swap for free!  Rare, hard to find and unusual plants can be found at the specialist plant fairs listed below.  In this list I have included large plant sales, such as the plant sale at the Loseley Park Spring Show, large events, such as the Chilli Fiesta at West Dean Gardens and much smaller plant sales organised by small local groups and everything in between!  Many of the sales listed below benefit local organisations or charities.  Each local swap or sale’s success is dependent on others growing and delivering plants on the day, nothing is guaranteed!  If you have any plants or seeds to donate, I am sure the charitable organisations listed below would be most grateful for your support.

To see my list of 2017 Specialist Plant Fairs, Festivals, Sales and Swaps, please click here. 

Here are the dates and details for your diaries:

Sunday 7th February 2016Cyclamen Society Early Spring Show and Plant Sale at The Hillside Events Centre, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  If you’re looking to grow Cyclamen, you’ll find expert advice at this show, where you can also purchase interesting and unusual plants.  To visit the Cyclamen Society’s website, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Sunday 14th February 2016Transition Town Wellington Seed Swap, at The Dolphin Pub, 37 Waterloo Road, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8JQ, from 2pm until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Tuesday 16th February 2016 and Wednesday 17th February 2016The RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair at the RHS Lawrence Hall, Westminster, London. SW1P 2QD.  Entry to this show is free for RHS members, tickets are £6 in advance for non RHS members, or £9 on the day.
Previously known as the RHS London Plant and Potato Fair, this event celebrates potatoes!  Learn about the different potato varieties available and much more besides at this fair.  You’ll find lots of early season delights at this fair:  there’s advice from a variety of experts, an abundance of bulbs and plants for sale, you’ll find some of the best nurserymen selling lots of beautiful, spring flowering plants, as well as a huge variety of seed potatoes and onion sets for sale.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.
For all the details of the RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair 2016, please click here.

Sunday 21st February 2016Seedy Sunday Community Seed Swap, at The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HN, from 10am until 4.30pm, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to The National Botanic Garden of Wales can be found here.

The Welford Park Plant Fair is a Specialist Plant Fair specialising in winter and spring flowering plants and bulbs and seeds for the summer, it’s held at the beautiful Welford Park in Berkshire on Thursday 25th February 2016 from 11am until 4pm, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  At Welford Park you can visit their wonderful beech woods which are underplanted with carpets of Galanthus nivalis, their rarer snowdrop varieties can be found in the formal gardens.  The gardens at Welford Park are open from Wednesday 3rd February 2016 until Sunday 6th March 2016, opening from Wednesday to Sunday, 11am until 4pm.  The gardens at Welford Park are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Welford Park is a private home, please check their opening times before visiting the gardens.

Friday 26th February 2016Surrey Organic Gardening Group AGM and Annual Seed and Potato Swap, at Milton Hall, Cooper Crescent, Carshalton, SM5 2DL, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.  There’s no charge to attend this swap, where you can either swap or purchase seeds, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 5th March 2016 – Loughborough Alpine Garden Society Plant Sale and Show will be held at Charnwood College (formerly Burleigh Community College) Thorpe Hill, Loughborough, LE11 4SQ.  Open for plant and bulb sales from 10am until 3.30pm and the competitive show is open from 11am until 4pm.  Admission is £3, accompanied children enter for free, and Alpine Garden Society Members enter for free, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 6th March 2016Forde Abbey’s Plant and Gardening Fair, at Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU, open from 10am until 4pm. At this plant fair you’ll find nearly 30 specialist nurseries selling a variety of different plants and garden sundries.  There will be other activities, including Mother’s Day Posy Workshops, gardening advice and chainsaw carving, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Forde Abbey can be found here.

Saturday 12th March 2016Saturday Seed Swap, Edinburgh, Gorgie City Farm, 51 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2LA, from 10.30am until 3.30pm, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 12th March 2016Seedy Saturday Seed and Plant Swap, at The Landmark Garden, High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6BB, from 11am until 1pm.  If it rains on the day, this seed and plant swap will be held inside, otherwise it will be held in the gardens.  For all the details, please click here.

Friday 18th March 2016, Saturday 19th March 2016, Sunday 20th March 2016Wisley Spring Plant Fair at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  The Fair opens from 10am until 4.30pm on Friday, and from 9.30am until 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Quality plants will be offered for sale from 30 different specialist nurseries, including rare and hard to find heritage plants.  You’ll find nurseries selling summer flowering bulbs, roses, woodland and alpine plants, cacti and tropical perennials, climbers, herbs and vegetables.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors planning a trip to Wisley can be found here.

The Kempley Daffodil Weekend will be held on Saturday 19th March 2016 and Sunday 20th March 2016.  This is the 41st year of this special daffodil weekend.  At Kempley you can see beautiful natural displays of wild daffodils in the fields and woods locally, where you can join also organised walks to see the daffodils.  Tea and coffee, as well as lunches, handicrafts, plants and produce are available for sale in the Village Hall, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 20th March 2016Dearnford Lake Plant Hunters’ Fair, Tilstock Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3JQ, is open from 10am until 4pm.   At this plant fair you have the opportunity to purchase plants from many different specialist nurseries.  There’s a play area for children and a cafe serving teas and light lunches.  Free entry and free parking, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 20th March 2016Rare Plant Fair at Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD, from 10am until 4pm.  A number of specialist nurseries will be attending this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 20th March 2016Indoor Plant Fair at Lenham Community Centre, Lenham, near Maidstone, Kent, ME17 2QT from 11am until 2pm.  A variety of specialist nurseries will be selling plants at this indoor event; tea and coffee will be available and home-made soup and rolls will be sold at lunchtime.  Bleddyn Wynn-Jones will be giving a lecture on ‘Plant Hunting in Columbia’ in the afternoon, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 20th March 2016Seedy Sunday – Seed, Food and Drink Festival, Seed and Plant Swap from 11am until 4pm at Aden Country Park, Station Road, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB42 5QF.  This new event celebrates the local produce of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, with farmers’ market stalls, and opportunities to swap plants and seeds.  Visitors can enjoy horticultural talks, cookery demonstrations and workshops for adults and children, including talks on encouraging children to enjoy nature and grow their own fruit and vegetables, there will also be a bouncy castle and face painting and other activities, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Aden Country Park can be found here.

Easter Saturday 26th March 2016Battlefield 1403 Plant Hunters’ Fair, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3DB, from 9.30am until 4pm.  At this plant fair you have the opportunity to purchase plants from many different specialist nurseries.  There’s no charge to visit this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Easter Saturday 26th March 2016Hayling Island Horticultural Society Spring Show at the Community Centre, Station Road, Hayling Island, Hants PO11 0HB.  The show opens at 2pm, when you can view the exhibits, visit the afternoon tea room for home-made cakes, purchase plants at the plant stalls, buy books at the book stall and try your luck at the tombola.

Easter Saturday 26th March 2016Hardy Plant Society Early Spring Plant Fair at East Lambrook Manor Gardens, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5HH, from 10am until 4pm.  Specialist nurseries from the South West will be offering lots of interesting plants for sale at this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to East Lambrook Manor Gardens can be found here.

Easter Sunday 27th March 2016 and Easter Monday 28th March 2016The Dorothy Clive Garden Plant Hunters’ Fair, Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4EU, will be opening from 10am until 5pm.  Entry to the gardens and fair is £3.50, for all the details, please click here.

Easter Monday 28th March 2016High Beeches Woodland and Water Garden Plant Sale, High Beeches Lane, Haywards Heath, Sussex, RH17 6HQ.  The Garden is open from 11am, with plants offered for sale from Rapkyns Nursery.
For all the details, please click here.

Friday 1st April 2016 and Saturday 2nd April 2016The RHS London Spring Plant Extravaganza at the RHS Horticultural Halls, Westminster, London ( the RHS Lindley Hall SW1P 2QW and the RHS Lawrence Hall SW1P 2QD).  Entry to this show is £6 in advance for RHS members or £9 on the day, or for non RHS members tickets are £9 in advance or £12 on the day.
This Plant Extravaganza will feature The RHS London Orchid Show in the RHS Lindley Hall, where you’ll find displays from orchid societies, botanical gardens and professional growers.  You’ll have the chance to purchase new orchid varieties and learn more about these interesting plants.
Inside the RHS Lawrence Hall, you’ll be able to ask advice from expert growers, listen to a programme of talks and purchase top quality, spring flowering plants from a variety of specialist nurseries.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.
To see the full list of specialist nurseries and exhibitors at this show, please click here.
For all the details of The RHS London Spring Plant Extravaganza 2016, please click here.

Saturday 2nd April 2016The National Memorial Arboretum Plant Hunters’ Fair, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR, opens from 10am until 4.30pm.  You’ll have the chance to purchase plants from many different specialist nurseries at this plant fair. There’s free entry to the fair and arboretum, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 2nd April 2016 and Sunday 3rd April 2016The Great Dixter Spring Plant Fair from 11am until 4pm at Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH.  A small but special plant fair for plantsmen and plant lovers.  Talks will be given by specialist growers at intervals through the day.   The house and Garden will be open for the season, the admission fee includes entry to the garden.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Great Dixter can be found here.

Saturday 2nd April 2016 and Sunday 3rd April 2016 – The Shohin Bonsai ‘Spirit of Shohin’ Weekend at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB from 10am until 4pm.  Taiga Urushibata, one of Japan’s foremost Bonsai artists will be judging The National Shohin Bonsai Show, giving bonsai demonstrations and workshops.  Sutton Bonsai Society will present plant sales, displays, care information and a re-potting service.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Saturday 2nd April 2016 and Sunday 3rd April 2016Cornwall Spring Flower Show will be held at Boconnoc House, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0RG.  The Show is open from 10am until 5pm on Saturday and from 10am until 4pm on Sunday.  There’s so much for visitors to see and do at this special Show – there’s over 100 trade stands, Show Gardens, and gardening experts on hand giving gardening advice, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 3rd April 2016Plant Hunters Fair at Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston Road, Ness, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 4AY, from 10am until 4pm.  At this plant fair you have the chance to purchase plants from many different specialist nurseries and expert growers.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Ness Botanic Gardens can be found by clicking here.

Sunday 3rd April 2016Rare Plant Fair at Evenley Wood Garden, Evenley, Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13 5SH, from 11am until 4pm.  A number of specialist nurseries will be attending this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 3rd April 2016 – Plant Sale at the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8BL, from 10am until 1pm.  This monthly plant sale is held in the grounds of the hospice, which are fully accessible and wheelchair friendly.  100% of the proceeds from this sale benefit the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, the hospice are always very grateful for any donations of plants you might have.  A gardening advisor will be present at this plant sale, where a variety of shrubs and other plants will be sold at bargain prices for a great cause, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 9th April 2016 from 2pm until 4pm – The Bramshott, Liphook and District Spring Show and Bring and Buy Plant Sale at the Church Centre, Portsmouth Road, Liphook, GU30 7JD.  Entrance free.

Saturday 9th April 2016Churt Horticultural Society Spring Show and Plant Sale will be held in Churt Village Hall, Crossways, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2JA.  Churt Horticultural Society will also be holding a raffle and plant sale at this Show.  The Show opens at 2.30pm.

Saturday 9th April 2016Haywards Heath Horticultural Society Spring Show and Plant Sale will be held at the Centenary Hall, St Wilfrid’s Way, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3QH.  The Show opens from 2pm until 4.30pm, admission is free.

Saturday 9th April 2016Carsington Water Plant Hunters’ Fair, Big Lane, Asbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST.  This fair opens from 10am until 4pm, where you can purchase plants from a variety of different specialist nurseries.  There’s free entry to the fair and Country Park, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 9th April 2016Cyclamen Society Show and Plant Sale at The Hillside Events Centre, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  If you’re looking to grow Cyclamen, you’ll find expert advice at this show, where you can also purchase interesting and unusual plants.  To visit the Cyclamen Society’s website, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Sunday 10th April 2016Cholmondeley Castle Gardens Plant Hunters’ Fair at Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH, is open from 11am until 5pm.  There’s a special entry price of £3.50 which includes entry to visit both the fair and the gardens, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 10th April 2016Rare Plant Fair at The Old Rectory, Quenington, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 5BN, from 11am until 4pm.  A number of specialist nurseries will be attending this fair, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 10th April 2016Shropshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society Plant Fair from 1pm until 4pm at Bicton Village Hall, Church Lane, Bicton, Near Shrewsbury, SY3 8EL.  There’s free entry at this plant fair, where you’ll find specialist nurseries and members of the Hardy Plant Society selling quality plants; refreshments will also be available.

Sunday 10th April 2016Spring Fling Plant Fair, at Great Comp Garden, Comp Lane, Platt, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8QS, open from 11am until 5pm.  Featuring specialist and award winning nurseries from across the south of England, this specialist plant fair has a lot to offer and interest visitors, for all the details, please click here.

Friday 15th April 2016, Saturday 16th April 2016 and Sunday 17th April 2016RHS Flower Show Cardiff at Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, CF10 3EA, opening from 10am until 5.30pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 10am until 4.30pm (with the plant sell off at 4pm) on Sunday, for all the details, please click here.
For ticket prices and to purchase advance tickets online, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Flower Show Cardiff can be found here.

Saturday 16th April 2016Banstead Horticultural Society Spring Show will be held at Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, Banstead, SM7 3AJ.  The Show opens to visitors from 2pm until 5pm, non-members pay £1 admission.  You can meet the Alpine Society at this show, where there will also be a plant stall, teas, cakes and a raffle.

Saturday 16th April 2016Bodenham Arboretum Plant Hunters Fair, Crossways, Hobro, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 5TB, from 11am until 4pm.  You’ll find many different specialist nurseries at this plant fair.  There’s free entry and free parking for visitors, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 16th April 2016Grow Plant Sale at The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER, from 12 noon until 4pm.  To celebrate National Gardening Week and The Big Dig, The Whitworth are holding a plant sale, art and craft activities and Tai-Chi in the park; you’ll also be able to find out about their GROW project.  This plant sale and the other events are free to attend, for more details, please click here.

Sunday 17th April 2016Consall Gardens Plant Hunters’ Fair, Consall Hall Landscape Gardens, Consall, Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire, ST9 0AG.  This fair opens from 10am until 5pm, there’s a special entry price of £2 which includes entry to both the gardens and the fair, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Consall Gardens can be found here.

Sunday 17th April 2016Rare Plant Fair at Birtley House, Bramley, Guildford, GU5 0LB, from 11am until 4pm.  A number of specialist nurseries will be attending this special plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Loseley Park is a very special place and a delight to visit at any time of year. This year, The Loseley Park Spring Garden Show is on from Friday 22nd April 2016 to Sunday 24th April 2016.
Loseley Park is a very special place and a delight to visit at any time of year. This year, The Loseley Park Spring Garden Show is on from Friday 22nd April 2016 to Sunday 24th April 2016.

Friday 22nd April 2016, Saturday 23rd April 2016, Sunday 24th April 2016 – The Loseley Park Spring Garden Show at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  10am until 5pm.
Enjoy plant sales, garden stalls, driftwood sculptures, garden bygones, garden furniture and food and drink stalls.  This show is also a lovely opportunity to see the gardens at Loseley before they open for the season.
Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

Friday 22nd April 2016, Saturday 23rd April 2016, Sunday 24th April 2016 – The Garden Show at Firle Place at Firle Place, Firle, Lewes, Sussex, BN8 6LP, from 10am until 5pm (with the last entries at 4pm).
The 2016 event will be the seventh Garden Show at Firle Place, you’ll find 150 exhibitors selling plants, gifts, country food and wine, art, craft and design and much more.
For all the information about the Garden Show at Firle Place, please click here.
To buy tickets to The Garden Show at Firle Place, please click here.

Saturday 23rd April 2016The Garden Museum Annual Spring Plants And Gardens Fair will be held from 10.30am until 5pm at Lambeth Palace Gardens, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB.  This Show features specialist nurseries, selling rare and unusual plants, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 23rd April 2016 – Clavering Spring Fayre, at Clavering Village Hall, Hill Green, Clavering, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4QS is open from 11am until 4pm.   At this fayre you’ll find a plant sale, bric-a brac, clothes, toys, books, household items and furniture for sale, delicious cakes and a raffle.  Entry to this fayre is only 50 pence, with all proceeds going towards the St Clare Hospice, and also includes a cup of tea and a biscuit!  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 23rd April 2016The Hardy Plant Society Somerset Group Plant Sale from 10am until 12.30pm at West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, Near Taunton, TA2 8NE.  You’ll find free parking, refreshments and a horticultural book sale at this plant fair.  Admission is £1.

Saturday 23rd April 2016Knoll Gardens Plant Fair, at Knoll Gardens, Stapehill Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7ND, from 10am until 4pm.  There’s free entry to this plant fair, where you’ll find specialist nurseries from Dorset, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Knoll Gardens can be found here.

Saturday 23rd April 2016Sugnall Walled Garden Plant Hunters’ Fair, Sugnall, Stafford, ST21 6NF.  This fair opens from 10am until 4pm, there’s a special entry price of £1 which includes entry to the fair, walled garden and bluebell woods, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 24th April 2016YEOpen Day from 11am until 5pm, at The Yeo Valley Organic Garden, Holt Farm, Bath Road, Blagdon, North Somerset, BS40 7SQ.  Visitors can enjoy a food fair in the HQ and a plant fair in the gardens, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Sunday 24th April 2016Norton Priory Plant Hunters’ Fair, Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1AX, opens from 10am until 4pm.  There’s free parking and free entry to this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Wednesday 27th April 2016The Great Spring Gardening Event, at Newport House, Almeley, Herefordshire, HR3 6LL, from 10.30am until 4.30pm.  You’ll find specialist nurseries at this established plant fair; there’s also the opportunity to view the gardens at Newport House, which are normally closed to the public.  Tickets are £6 when purchased in advance online, (online booking closes on the 20th April 2016) or £7 on the day.  For all the details, including online booking, please click here.

Friday 29th April 2016 and Saturday 30th April 2016Toby’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, EX6 8JQ, open from 10am until 5pm.  This is the third year of this special garden festival where you’ll find specialist nurseries, garden crafts and local foods.  Accompanied children under 16 enter for free, tickets are £7.50 when purchased on the day, and £6 in advance, for all the details and to purchase advance tickets online, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Powderham Castle can be found here.

Saturday 30th April 2016 – Grayshott Gardeners Plant Sale from 10am until 12 noon at Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott, Surrey, GU26 6TZ.

Saturday 30th April 2016St John’s Spring Fair, The Burys Field, Godalming, Surrey.  The Fair opens from 12 noon until 5pm, there will be a variety of different stalls including plant stalls, live music, gospel singers and country dancing.  This lovely yearly event raises a lot of money for charity.  For more information, please click here.

Saturday 30th April 2016 and Sunday 1st May 2016Spring Festival Weekend at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB.  Visitors will have the opportunity to meet growers from specialist nurseries who will be selling quality plants at this popular event.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Harlow Carr, can be found here.

Saturday 30th April 2016Welsh Historic Garden Trust Plant Fair at Crûg Farm, Griffith’s Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL5 1TU.  Specialist nurseries from all over the country are invited to participate in this special plant fair, there’s also free parking for visitors, at for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 30th April 2016, Sunday 1st May 2016, Monday 2nd May 2016Spring Fayre at Wynyard Hall,  Tees Valley, TS22 5NF, from 10am until 5pm.  You’ll find plant and garden sales, wine and British brewers, interiors, art and crafts and children’s entertainment.  For all the details, please click here.

Sunday 1st May 2016Plant Heritage (Surrey Branch) Plant Fair, Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, RH5 6AA, from 11am until 3pm.  There’s free entry to this Plant Fair, where you’ll find a wide variety of plants for sale from specialist nurseries and Plant Heritage members.
Information for disabled visitors to Denbies Wine Estate can be found here.

Sunday 1st May 2016Garden Fair at Wintershill Hall, Durley, SO32 2AL, from 10am until 4pm, in aid of St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group.  You’ll find over 60 specialist stalls at this garden fair.  There will be hog and lamb roasts, birds of prey and Cuff Billett’s New Europa Jazz band providing the music.  Andy McIndoe will be answering gardening questions and there’s also a children’s corner.  Entrance is £5, there’s free parking and children under 14 enter for free, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 1st May 2016 – Plant Sale at the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8BL, from 10am until 1pm.  This monthly plant sale is held in the grounds of the hospice, which are fully accessible and wheelchair friendly.  100% of the proceeds from this sale benefit the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, the hospice are always very grateful for any donations of plants you might have.  A gardening advisor will be present at this plant sale, where a variety of shrubs and other plants will be sold at bargain prices for a great cause, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 1st May 2016Spring Plant Sale at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2LN, from 11am until 3pm.  There’s free entry to this plant sale, which has been organised by the friends of the Botanical Gardens Nursery.
Information for disabled visitors to Sheffield Botanic Gardens can be found here.

Sunday 1st May 2016 and Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016Weston Park Plant Hunters’ Fair, Weston Park, Weston-under-lizard, near Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE, this fair is open from 10am until 5pm.  You’ll have the opportunity to meet many different specialist nurseries and talk to expert growers at this plant fair, as well as the chance to visit the beautiful gardens at Weston Park.  Entry to the fair and gardens is £3, for all the details, please click here.

Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016 – Longstock Park Nursery Plant Fair, Leckfield Estate Farm Shop and Cafe, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6EH.  You’ll find more than 30 specialist plant nurseries selling a wide variety of interesting and unusual plants at this plant fair.  There’s free parking, a hog roast, a beer tent, musical entertainment, and much more, for more details, please click here.

Thursday 5th May 2016, Friday 6th May 2016, Saturday 7th May 2016 and Sunday 8th May 2016RHS Malvern Spring Festival at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW, from 9am until 6pm, for all the details, please click here.
For ticket prices and to purchase tickets online, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to the RHS Malvern Spring Festival can be found here.

Saturday 7th May 2016Brockham Green Horticultural Society Plant Sale will be held in the forecourt of Brockham House, Middle Street, Brockham, RH3 7JT, which is just south of the church.  This sale opens at 10am and closes about 11.30am, or earlier if they sell out, so it’s advisable to arrive early!

Saturday 7th May 2016Ewhurst Horticultural Society Plant Sale from 10am until 12 noon at the Village Hall, The Street, Ewhurst, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 7PX.

Saturday 7th May 2016Thursley Horticultural Society Plant Sale from 10.30am – 12 noon at Thursley Village Hall, Dye House Road, Thursley, Godalming GU8 6QD.  Admission is free.  Visitors will find lots of  good quality herbaceous plants, bedding plants, vegetable plants, roses, as well as home-made cakes at this lovely plant sale!  Thursley Village Hall is wheelchair friendly with disabled ramps, accessible toilets and parking facilities close by. 

Saturday 7th May 2016Donington Le Heath Manor House Plant Hunters’ Fair, Donington Le Heath, Coalville, Leics, LE67 2FW.  This fair opens from 10am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 7th May 2016The Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group Plant Sale, at The Community Hut (formerly known as Manor Farm Hall ), St Martin’s Car Park, Ruislip, HA4 8BD from 10am until 2pm.  Entry is free to this plant sale where you’ll find many unusual varieties of plants, which are not available in garden centres, all the plants offered for sale are grown by the members of the Hardy Plant Society.

Saturday 7th May 2016 – The Plant Fayre at Colehill Memorial Hall, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2LR, from 2.30pm

Saturday 7th May 2016 and Sunday 8th May 2016Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia Group Centenary Event at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB, from 10am until 4pm.  There will be a plant sale and a competitive show at this special event.  You can find out more about the Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia Group by clicking here.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Saturday 7th May 2016 and Sunday 8th May 2016Pop’s Plants Annual Charity Auricula Open Weekend in aid of the Trussell Trust at Pop’s Plants, Pop’s Cottage, Barford Lane, Downton, Salisbury, SP5 3PZ, from 10.30am until 4pm.  Admission is £1, with free admission for children and free parking.  This is a super opportunity to view Pop’s Plants’ National Collection of Auricuals – they currently hold more than 1,300 varieties!  You can view beautiful Auriculas wonderfully displayed in traditional Auricula Theatres.  Experts from the National Auricula and Primula Society will be on hand to answer any of your questions.  You’ll find Auriculas for sale, as well as delicious cakes.  For more information, please click here.

Sunday 8th May 2016The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Plant Sale, at RBGE Nursery, Inverleith Avenue South, Edinburgh, EH3 5QA. Scotland.  An opportunity to purchase rare and unusual plants grown in the Royal Botanic Gardens’ nursery.  This year there will be a special stand selling Chilean plants, which have been bred to grow well in the conditions provided by UK gardens.  There will also be a stall selling home baked foods, £3 entry, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 8th May 2016Adlington Hall Plant Hunters’ Plant Fair, Mill Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4LF.  This specialist plant fair opens from 10.30am until 4pm, there’s a special entry price of £3, which includes entry to the fair and gardens, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 8th May 2016Rare Plant Fair at Kilver Court, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5NF, from 10am until 4pm.  A number of specialist nurseries will be attending this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Thursday 12th May 2016The Great Summer Garden Event at Cound Hall, Cound, Shrewsbury, SY5 6AH, from 10am until 4pm. You’ll find specialist nurseries at this event, as well as a plant creche, for all the details, please click here.

Friday 13th May 2016 and Saturday 14th May 2016Annual Plant Sale at The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthensire, SA32 8HN, from 10am until 6pm.  You’ll find lots of unusual plants grown by the Horticulture Department, members, friends and volunteers at this plant sale, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to The National Botanic Garden of Wales can be found here.

Saturday 14th May 2016Compton Fete starts at 12 noon on the Village Green at Compton, Guildford, Surrey.  At this fete you’ll find an absolutely fantastic plant sale run by the Compton Allotment Association.  This is a popular fete with lots of wonderful stalls, games, activities and entertainment.

Saturday 14th May 2016 – Headley Horticultural Society Plant Sale from 10am until 12 noon at Headley Village Hall, Church Lane, Headley, Surrey, KT18 6LE.

Saturday 14th May 2016Liss Horticultural Society’s Plant Sale from 9am in the car park of the Whistle Stop Public House, Liss.
To visit Liss Horticultural Society’s website and for all the details of their plant sale, please click here.

Saturday 14th May 2016Onslow Village Garden Club‘s Table Top Sale opens from 9.30am until 12.30pm, there will be plants, cakes and books for sale, as well as a raffle.  Refreshments will be available, for all the details, please visit Onslow Village Garden Club’s website here, or telephone 01483 563421 to book a table top space.

Saturday 14th May 2015Milford Horticultural Society Plant Sale.  This sale starts at 9am outside Milford Village Hall, Portsmouth Road, Milford, Surrey GU8 5DS.  The sale runs from 9am until 12 noon, but this is a popular sale and plants sell quickly, so it’s wise to arrive early for the best bargains, as everything may well have sold out long before 12!

Saturday 14th May 2016Plant Sale at Riseley Village Hall, Riseley Memorial Hall, Odiham Road, Riseley, RG7 1SD, from 10am until 4pm.  There’s no charge to visit this plant sale where you’ll find a wide range of summer bedding plants, hanging baskets and other interesting plants.  Visitors can also enjoy refreshments, including loose leaf teas,  afternoon tea and cakes, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 14th May 2016Farleigh Wallop Garden Fair in aid of Wellbeing of Women at Farleigh House, The Avenue, Farleigh Wallop, Hampshire, RG25 2HT, from 10am until 4pm.  This plant fair held near Basingstoke, is now celebrating its 16th year.  Visitors will find a large mix of garden and gift stalls at this fair, where you can enjoy exploring the 12 acres of gardens, relax with tea and cake in the Vintage Tea Tent and meet animals from Millers Ark.  Guest speaker, Bunny Guinness, will be giving a talk about ‘Transforming Your Garden’ at midday in the dining room of Farleigh House, where there will be a drinks reception from 11:30am.  Talk tickets are £25 per person, which include Fair entry.  Contact Fiona on fw@farleighwallop.com for tickets.  Entry to the Garden Fair is £7 for adults, £5 for concessions, with children under 16 visiting for free.  Dogs are welcome on a short lead in the gardens.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 14th May 2016 and Sunday 15th May 2016Plant Heritage Spring Fair at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EH38 8PH.
Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of rare and unusual trees, shrubs and perennials, offered for sale by local nurseries, at this popular event.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Rosemoor can be found here.

Sunday 15th May 2016British Ironwork Centre Plant Hunters’ Fair, Whitehall Aston, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4JH.  This fair opens from 10am until 5pm, entry to the plant fair, sculpture trail and iron works is £1 with proceeds going to Hope House Children’s Hospices, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 15th May 2016Plant and Food Fair at Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9TH, from 10am until 4pm.  You’ll find specialist nurseries from the North at this fair, there will be talks from visiting experts and garden tours.  Free entry for children, for all the details, please click here.

Wednesday 18th May 2016Spring Plant Fair at Taplow Court, Berry Hill, near Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 0ER, is open from 10am until 4pm.  You’ll find specialist growers and nurseries at this plant sale, there’s also the opportunity to join the Head Gardener for a guided tour of Taplow Court Gardens.  Tickets are £4 when booked online in advance or £5 on the day, for all the details and to book tickets online, please click here.

Thursday 19th May 2016Garden and Local Produce Fair 2016 at Cuckfield Park, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5AB, in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice New Horizons Appeal.  This popular Sussex fair features 40 stalls.  To start things off there will be a Bubbly Breakfast from 8.30-10.30am, the garden fair opening times are from 10.30am-3.30pm.  For all the details, please click here.

Friday 20th May 2016 and Saturday 21st May 2016Ropley Horticultural Society Plant Sale at the Coffee Room, Church Street, Ropley, SO24 0DT.  The plant sale is open from 2pm until 5.30pm on Friday and 9.30am until 1pm on Saturday.

Saturday 21st May 2016 – Elstead Garden Club Plant Sale from 10am until 12 noon at the United Reformed Church, Milford Road, Elstead, Surrey, GU8 6HP.

Saturday 21st May 2016Berkshire Group – Hardy Plant Society Plant Sale at St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, Reading, RG6 1EY, from 1.30pm until 4pm.  Hot and cold drinks and home-made cakes will also be available.

Saturday 21st May 2016 and Sunday 22nd May 2016Hardy Plant Society Spring Plant Sale at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2LN, opens from 12.30pm until 3.30pm on Saturday, and from 10.30am until 1.30pm on Sunday.  There’s free entry to this plant sale, which has been organised by the Hardy Plant Society South Pennine Group.
Information for disabled visitors to Sheffield Botanic Gardens can be found here.

Sunday 22nd May 2016Middleton Hall Plant Hunters’ Fair, Middleton, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 2AE.  This plant fair opens from 10am until 5pm, entry to the fair gardens and hall is £2, with free entry for children, for all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 22nd May 2016, Chiswick House Gardens will be opening their walled Kitchen Garden, an area of the gardens that is not usually open to the public, without charge.  The walled Kitchen Garden is open from 11am until 3pm, there’s no charge for visitors, produce from the garden, plants and herbs will be available to purchase, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Chiswick House Gardens can be found here.

Tuesday 24th May 2016, Wednesday 25th May 2016, Thursday 26th May 2016, Friday 27th May 2016, Saturday 28th May 2016The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SL.  The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is open from 8am until 8pm from Monday to Friday and from 8am until 5.30pm on Saturday, with the sell off commencing at 4pm on Saturday.
Information for disabled visitors planning a trip to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show can be found here.
For all the details and information about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016, please click here.

Saturday 28th May 2016Grays Farm Plant Sale, Grays Farm, Heathlands Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AN from 10am until 3pm.  There’s no charge to visit this plant sale where you’ll find a wide range of bedding plants and hanging baskets, and other interesting plants donated by supporters and volunteers.  You’ll also find brick-a-brack, books, toys and gifts for sale in brand new and pre-loved condition, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 28th May 2016The National Memorial Arboretum Plant Hunters’ Fair, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR, opens from 10am until 4.30pm.  You’ll have the chance to purchase plants from many different specialist nurseries at this plant fair. There’s free entry to the fair and arboretum, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 29th May 2016Ripley Plant Fair, Ripley Village Hall, Portsmouth Road, Ripley, GU23 6AF.  10am – 2pm, free entry.
This fair will feature plants for sale grown by Plant Heritage members and other visiting specialist nurseries.  Delicious homemade cakes and tea and coffee will also be available.

Sunday 29th May 2016Rare Plant Fair at Kingston Bagpuize House, Abingdon,Oxfordshire, OX13 5AX, from 11am until 4pm.  A number of specialist nurseries will be attending this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 29th May 2016, Benmore Botanic Garden, Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 8QU is offering free entry to all garden visitors, from 12 noon until 4pm.  There will be a plant sale, craft fair, music and lots more at this special open day, for all the details, please click here.

Monday 30th May 2016Carsington Water Plant Hunters’ Fair, Big Lane, Asbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST.  This fair opens from 10am until 4pm, where you can purchase plants from a variety of different specialist nurseries.  There’s free entry to the fair and Country Park, for all the details, please click here.

Rosa ‘The Alnwick Rose'. Find out more about roses at the RHS London Rose Show on Friday 3rd June 2016 and Saturday 4th June 2016. See below for all the details.
Rosa ‘The Alnwick Rose’. Find out more about roses at the RHS London Rose Show on Friday 3rd June 2016 and Saturday 4th June 2016. See below for all the details.

Friday 3rd June 2016 and Saturday 4th June 2016The RHS London Rose Show at the RHS Lawrence Hall, Westminster, London SW1P 2QD.  Entry to this show is free for RHS members, tickets are £6 in advance for non RHS members, or £9 on the day.
This is the second year of this new RHS show, visitors have the chance to learn more about the different varieties of roses, admire beautiful arrangements of roses, meet expert rose growers and nurserymen and purchase roses.  Bliss for rose lovers!
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.
For all the details of The RHS London Rose Show 2016, please click here.

Saturday 4th June 2016 and Sunday 5th June 2016Hodnet Hall Gardens Plant Hunters’ Fair, Hodnet, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3NN.  This plant fair is open from 10am until 5pm, there’s a special entry price of £3.50 which includes entry to the plant fair and gardens, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 4th June 2016 and Sunday 5th June 2016Toby’s Garden Festival at Bowood House, near Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9PG, from 10am until 5pm.  You’ll find specialist nurseries, live music, local food and horticultural speakers at this festival.  Tickets are £10 when booked in advance online and £12.50 on the day, accompanied children under 16 enter the festival for free, for all the details and to book advance tickets, please click here.

Sunday 5th June 2016Charity Open Garden and Plant Sale at Upper Ridgeway Farm, Hyde Lane, Thursley, Surrey GU8 6QR, open from 2.30pm until 6pm.  Delicious cream teas and plant sales with all proceeds going to the Alex Bolt Fund, which directly supports vital research into brain tumours.

Sunday 5th June 2016 – Plant Sale at the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8BL, from 10am until 1pm.  This monthly plant sale is held in the grounds of the hospice, which are fully accessible and wheelchair friendly.  100% of the proceeds from this sale benefit the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, the hospice are always very grateful for any donations of plants you might have.  A gardening advisor will be present at this plant sale, where a variety of shrubs and other plants will be sold at bargain prices for a great cause, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 5th June 2016More Than Just A Plant Sale! will be held from 12 noon until 6pm, at Cranbrook Court, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 4PY.  At this special plant sale, held in aid of The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care and All Saints Church Restoration, you’ll find shrubs, grasses, herbs, vegetables, flowers and ceramic pots for sale at bargain prices!  Refreshments will be available, including home-made cakes and strawberries and cream, for all the details, please click here.

Friday 10th June 2016, Saturday 11th June 2016, Sunday 12th June 2016 – The Garden Show in Summer at Stansted at Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6DX from 10am until 5pm (last entry at 4pm).
This year marks the 22nd Garden Show in Summer at Stansted, you’ll find lots of specialist nurseries selling quality plants, other stalls and stands, and plenty of activities to entertain you at this established show.
To see a list of exhibitors at the show, please click here.
To buy tickets for The Garden Show in Summer at Stansted, please click here.

Friday 10th June 2016, Saturday 11th June 2016 and Sunday 12th June 2016RHS Harlow Carr Flower Show, RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB the show is open from 10am until 5pm.  There will be more than 30 specialist nurseries and trade stands at this brand new show.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Harlow Carr can be found here.

Saturday 11th June 2016Banstead Horticultural Society Early Summer Show will be held at Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, Banstead, SM7 3AJ.  The Show opens to visitors from 2pm until 5pm, non-members pay £1 admission.  You can meet the Cactus Society at this show, where there will also be an  plant stall, teas, cakes and a raffle.

Saturday 11th June 2016Arley Arboretum and Gardens Plant Hunters’ Fair, Upper Arley, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12.  This plant fair opens from 11am until 5pm, entry to the fair, gardens and arboretum is £2.50, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 11th June 2016 and Sunday 12th June 2016The Christchurch Cheese and Chilli Festival at the Parley Manor Estate, Parley Green Lane, Christchurch, BH23 6BB from 10am.  The seed and plant stalls at this festival will interest gardeners.  There’s lots of entertainment planned for all the family at this weekend festival with free run rides and games for both adults and children, including free chilli, cheese and wine tasting, a weekend ale festival from Downton Brewery, chilli and cheese talks, chilli eating competitions and live music.  For all the details, please click here

Saturday 11th June 2016 and Sunday 12th June 2016The Peony Society Show at The Hillside Events Centre, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB, there will be competitions,talks, expert advice, plant sales and much more at this special event.  For more information on The Peony Society, please click here to visit their website.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Sunday 12th June 2016Crondall Open Gardens and Plant Sale, Crondall, Farnham, Surrey, open from 2pm until 6pm.  There’s 15 gardens to visit as part of this special event which raises money for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, as well as visiting inspiring gardens, there will also be plant sales and donkey petting.  Parking is available at Crondall Village Hall, Croft Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 5QG, tickets are available on the day – it’s £5 for adults, with all the proceeds going to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, and children go free, for all the details, please click here.

Thursday 16th June 2016, Friday 17th June 2016, Saturday 18th June 2016 and Sunday 19th June 2016 – BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT, from 9am until 6pm, for all the details, please click here.
For ticket pricing and to book tickets online, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to BBC Gardeners’ World Live can be found here.

Saturday 18th June 2016 and Sunday 19th June 2016 –  The Plant Society Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB.  This special show at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden at Wisley, will provide visitors with a fantastic opportunity to meet members of specialist plant societies, learn more about the many, varied, specialist plant societies, learn about many different varieties of plants, and purchase plants!
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Saturday 18th June 2016 and Sunday 19th June 2015Unusual Plant Fair at Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, Selborne, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3JH.  Open from 10.30am until 5pm.  Specialist nurseries from across the Southern Counties selling rare and unusual plants, shrubs, bulbs, trees and gardening accessories. Refreshments and home-made cakes will be available.  For all the details, please click here.

Sunday 19th June 2016Bookham Open Gardens and Plant Sale, Bookham, Surrey, from 10am until 5pm. There will be a good range of private gardens, the Little Bookham Allotments, The Grange Centre, and the gardens of Manor House School all opening for this special day to raise money for the upkeep of the Old Barn Hall.  There will be a plant sales at the Old Barn Hall, at the allotments and possibly at one of the private gardens. Tickets are £5 in advance, or £6 on the day, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 19th June 2016Southwell Minster Gardens Plant Hunters’ Fair.  This plant fair opens from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Tuesday 21st June 2016 and Wednesday 22nd June 2016HTA National Plant Show at Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Coventry, CV8 2LG, opening 9am until 5pm on Tuesday and from 9am until 4pm on Wednesday.  There will be over 100 plant nurseries at this show, for all the details, please click here.

Friday 24th June 2016, Saturday 25th June 2016 and Sunday 26th June 2016Grow London, The Contemporary Garden Fair, East Heath Road, Hampstead, London NW3 1TH Information on show opening times and ticket pricing can be found here.
Described as an urban boutique fair with 100 carefully selected exhibitors, selling plants and other gardening related items.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here. 
For all the details of the Grow London Contemporary Garden Fair 2016, please click here. 

Saturday 25th June 2016Alton Horticultural Society Plant Sale, from 10am until 3pm,outside the Alton Assembly Rooms, High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1BA.

Saturday 25th June 2016Hayling Island Horticultural Society Early Summer Show at the Community Centre, Station Road, Hayling Island, Hants PO11 0HB.  The show opens at 2pm, when you can view the exhibits, visit the afternoon tea room for home-made cakes, purchase plants at the plant stalls, buy books at the book stall and try your luck at the tombola and raffle.

Saturday 25th June 2016 – Longstock Park Nursery Plant, Craft and Gift Fair, Leckford Estate, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6EH.  Specialist plant nurseries selling a wide variety of interesting and unusual plants and much more besides.  For more details, please click here.

On Sunday 26th June 2016, Chiswick House Gardens will be opening their walled Kitchen Garden, an area of the gardens that is not usually open to the public, without charge.  The walled Kitchen Garden is open from 11am until 3pm, there’s no charge for visitors, produce from the garden, plants and herbs will be available to purchase, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Chiswick House Gardens can be found here.

Sunday 26th June 2016Rare Plant Fair at Waterperry Gardens, Near Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ, from 10am until 4pm.  You’ll have the opportunity to purchase plants from a number of specialist nurseries at this lovely plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 26th June 2016Whittington Castle Plant Hunters’ Fair, Castle Street, Whittington, Shropshire, SY11 4DF.  This fair opens from 10am until 4pm, there’s free entry to the fair with a £1 charge for parking, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 2nd July 2016Haywards Heath Horticultural Society Summer Show and Plant Sale will be held at the Centenary Hall, St Wilfrid’s Way, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3QH.  The Show opens from 2pm until 4.30pm, admission is free.

Saturday 2nd July 2016 and Sunday 3rd July 2016The Basingstoke Cheese and Chilli Festival at the War Memorial Gardens, Basingstoke.  The seed and plant stalls at this show will interest gardeners.  There’s lots of entertainment planned for all the family at this weekend festival with free run rides and games for both adults and children, including free chilli, cheese and wine tasting, a weekend ale festival from Downton Brewery, chilli and cheese talks, and live music. For all the details for this festival, please click here.  For information on the festival location, including parking, access for disabled visitors and other details, please click here.

Sunday 3rd July 2016 – Plant Sale at the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8BL, from 10am until 1pm.  This monthly plant sale is held in the grounds of the hospice, which are fully accessible and wheelchair friendly.  100% of the proceeds from this sale benefit the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, the hospice are always very grateful for any donations of plants you might have.  A gardening advisor will be present at this plant sale, where a variety of shrubs and other plants will be sold at bargain prices for a great cause, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 3rd July 2016Sugnall Walled Garden Plant Hunters’ Fair, Sugnall, Stafford, ST21 6NF.  This fair opens from 10am until 4pm, there’s a special entry price of £1 which includes entry to the fair and walled garden, for all the details, please click here.

You can visit the many different plant stands, all run by specialist nurseries from all over the country and even further afield. The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show allows visitors to see plants from all over the world, all in one place! It is a super show for anyone wishing to purchase plants or anyone who enjoys shopping.
You can visit the many different plant stands, all run by specialist nurseries from all over the country and even further afield. The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show allows visitors to see plants from all over the world, all in one place! It is a super show for anyone wishing to purchase plants, or anyone who enjoys shopping.

Tuesday 5th July 2016, Wednesday 6th July 2016, Thursday 7th July 2016, Friday 8th July 2016, Saturday 9th July 2016 and Sunday 10th July 2016The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU.  The Flower Show opens at 10am until 7.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and from 10am until 5.30pm on the Sunday.  The plant sell off is at 4.30pm on the Sunday.
The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is a truly wonderful place to go shopping!  You’ll find many specialist nurseries selling plants, seeds, garden tools, equipment, ornaments, sculptures, clothing and much more.
Information for disabled visitors to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show can be found here.
For all the details of The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016, please click here.

Saturday 9th July 2016Churt Horticultural Society Summer Show will be held in Churt Village Hall, Crossways, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2JA.  Churt Horticultural Society will also be holding a raffle and plant sale at this Show.  The Show opens at 2.30pm.

Saturday 16th July 2016The 151st Byfleet Parish Day and Horticultural Show at Byfleet Village Hall, 54 High Street, Byfleet, KT14 7QL.  The Horticultural Show opens at 2pm, with the Prize-Giving at 4.30pm.  Entry to the Horticultural Show is free and you’ll find plants for sale.

Saturday 16th July 2016  – The Bramshott, Liphook and District Summer Show and Bring and Buy Plant Sale at the Church Centre, Portsmouth Road, Liphook, GU30 7JD.  The Show and Sale open to visitors from 2pm until 4pm, entrance is free.

Saturday 16th July 2016 and Sunday 17th July 2016Carnivorous Plants Exhibition and Sale at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH.
Visitors will find carnivorous plants for sale from South West Carnivorous Plants, as well as Society Members.  The Carnivorous Plant Society will be giving two free talks to visitors at 11.30am and 2.30pm on both days of this event, where visitors can learn about the cultivation of carnivorous plants; there will also be displays of carnivorous plants, growing sheets and more information about these interesting plants and how they have evolved.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Rosemoor can be found here.

Saturday 16th July 2016 and Sunday 17th July 2016Henbury Hall Gardens Plant Hunters’ Fair, Henbury, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9PJ.  This specialist plant fair is open from 10am until 5pm, entry to the fair, gardens and grounds is £2.50, which is half the standard entry price, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 17th July 2016Suffolk Nurseries Plant Fair from 10am until 5pm, at Fullers Mill Garden, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6 HD.  Some of Suffolk’s best independent nurseries will be at this plant fair, where you can enjoy visiting the gardens, which were created by Bernard Tickner and his wife Bess, as well as the plant stalls.

Wednesday 20th July 2016, Thursday 21st July 2016, Friday 22nd July 2016, Saturday 23rd July 2016, Sunday 24th July 2016RHS Flower Show Tatton Park at Tatton Park, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, opening from 10am until 6.30pm from Wednesday to Saturday, and from 10am until 5pm on Sunday (with the plant sell off at 4pm), for all the details, please click here.
For ticket pricing and to purchase tickets online, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Flower Show Tatton Park can be found here.

The Garden Show at Loseley Park is on from Friday 22nd July 2016 through until Sunday 24th July 2016.
The Garden Show at Loseley Park is on from Friday 22nd July 2016 through until Sunday 24th July 2016.

Friday 22nd July 2016, Saturday 23rd July 2016, Sunday 24th July 2016 – The Garden Show at Loseley, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 from 10am until 5pm (with last entries at 4pm).
This is the 5th year of this special show, you’ll find 150 exhibitors, including specialist nurseries selling plants, expert gardening advice, country food and wines, gifts, art, craft and design, family entertainment and much more at this show.
For all the information about The Garden Show at Loseley, please click here.
To buy tickets to The Garden Show at Loseley, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

Saturday 23rd July 2016Banstead Horticultural Society Summer Flower Show will be held at Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, Banstead, SM7 3AJ.  The Show opens to visitors from 2pm until 5pm, non-members pay £1 admission.  There will be a plant stall, teas, cakes and a raffle at this Show.

Saturday 23rd July 2016 and Sunday 24th July 2016The Guildford Cheese and Chilli Festival at Shalford Park.  The seed and plant stalls at this show will interest gardeners.  There’s lots of entertainment planned for all the family at this weekend festival with free run rides and games for both adults and children, including free chilli, cheese and wine tasting, a weekend ale festival from Downton Brewery, chilli and cheese talks, falconry displays, magic shows, Punch and Judy, treasure hunts and live music from local bands.  For all the details, please click here.

Thursday 28th July 2016Forde Abbey’s Summer Fair, at Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU, open from 10am until 4pm. At this plant fair you’ll find over 60 different stalls including stalls selling plants and garden sundries.  There will be other activities, including fun fair rides, a Farmers’ Market, live music, a dog show and much more!  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Forde Abbey can be found here.

Saturday 30th July 2016Battlefield 1403 Plant Hunters’ Fair, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3DB, from 9.30am until 4pm.  At this plant fair you have the opportunity to purchase plants from many different specialist nurseries.  There’s no charge to visit this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 31st July 2016Carsington Water Plant Hunters’ Fair, Big Lane, Asbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST.  This fair opens from 10am until 4pm, where you can purchase plants from a variety of different specialist nurseries.  There’s free entry to the fair and Country Park, for all the details, please click here.

Thursday 4th August 2016, Friday 5th August 2016, Saturday 6th August 2016 and Sunday 7th August 2016RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET.  A large range of specialist nurseries will be at this show, where you can also receive expert gardening advice and much more besides.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Hyde Hall can be found here.

The Chilli Fiesta at West Dean Gardens, is a fabulously fun event for all the family. Visitors to the Chilli Fiesta get to explore West Dean's beautiful gardens, you can marvel at the many times of chillies growing in the beautifully restored glasshouses.
The Chilli Fiesta at West Dean Gardens, is a fabulously fun event for all the family. Visitors to the Chilli Fiesta get to explore West Dean’s beautiful gardens, you can marvel at the many times of chillies growing in the beautifully restored glasshouses.

Friday 5th August 2016, Saturday 6th August 2016, and Sunday 7th August 2016Chilli Fiesta at West Dean Gardens, West Dean, Near Chichester, West Sussex. PO18 0RX.
The UK’s biggest Chilli Festival held in the beautiful grounds of West Dean.  Visit the beautiful, restored gardens at West Dean, where you can see all different varieties of chillies growing in the restored glasshouses, and enjoy this fun filled fiesta.  There are plant stalls, live music, food stalls, amazing cookery demonstrations and much more!  Early bird tickets for the Chilli Fiesta at West Dean are now available, offering visitors a 20% discount when they book their tickets in advance, online, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to West Dean Gardens can be found here. 
For all the details of the 2016 Chilli Fiesta at West Dean, please click here.

Saturday 6th August 2016The National Memorial Arboretum Plant Hunters’ Fair, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR, opens from 10am until 4.30pm.  You’ll have the chance to purchase plants from many different specialist nurseries at this plant fair. There’s free entry to the fair and arboretum, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 7th August 2016Donington Le Heath Manor House Plant Hunters’ Fair, Donington Le Heath, Coalville, Leics, LE67 2FW.  This fair opens from 10am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 7th August 2016 – Plant Sale at the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8BL, from 10am until 1pm.  This monthly plant sale is held in the grounds of the hospice, which are fully accessible and wheelchair friendly.  100% of the proceeds from this sale benefit the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, the hospice are always very grateful for any donations of plants you might have.  A gardening advisor will be present at this plant sale, where a variety of shrubs and other plants will be sold at bargain prices for a great cause, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 13th August 2016 and Sunday 14th August 2016 –  The Great Comp Summer Show, Great Comp Garden, Comp Lane, Platt, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 8QS, open from 11am until 5pm.  This established show is now 14 years old, it features award winning and specialist plant nurseries, ornamental garden ware suppliers, artists and craft people and much more, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 20th August 2016 and Sunday 21st August 2016The Winchester Cheese and Chilli Festival at the North Walls (Devils Island) behind the River Park Leisure Centre, Gordon Road, Winchester SO23 7DD.  The seed and plant stalls at this show will interest gardeners.  There’s lots of entertainment planned for all the family at this weekend festival, with free run rides and games for both adults and children, including free chilli, cheese and wine tasting, a weekend ale festival from Downton Brewery, chilli and cheese talks, falconry displays, magic shows, Punch and Judy, treasure hunts and live music from local bands.  For all the details, please click here.

Sunday 21st August 2016High Beeches Woodland and Water Garden Plant Sale, High Beeches Lane, Haywards Heath, Sussex, RH17 6HQ.  The Garden is open from 11am, with plants offered for sale from Rapkyns Nursery crafts will also be offered for sale.  There will be heavy horses from the Working Horse Trust harrowing the wild flower meadow.  For all the details, please click here.

Sunday 21st August 2016Abbeywood Gardens Plant Hunters’ Fair, Abbey Wood, Abbey Lane, Delamere, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2HW.  This fair opens from 10am until 5pm, entry to the fair and gardens is £3, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 28th August 2016Plant Heritage (Surrey Branch) Plant Fair, Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, RH5 6AA from 11am until 3pm.  There’s free entry to this Plant Fair, where you’ll find a wide variety of plants for sale from specialist nurseries and from Plant Heritage members.
Information for disabled visitors to Denbies Wine Estate can be found here

Sunday 28th August 2016 and Monday 28th August 2016The Dorothy Clive Garden Plant Hunters’ Fair, Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4EU, will be opening from 10am until 5pm.  Entry to the gardens and fair is £3.50, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 3rd September 2016 – The Bramshott, Liphook and District Autumn Show and Bring and Buy Plant Sale at the Church Centre, Portsmouth Road, Liphook, GU30 7JD.  The Show and Sale is open to visitors from 2pm until 4pm.  Entrance is free.

Saturday 3rd September 2016Hayling Island Horticultural Society Late Summer Show at the Community Centre, Station Road, Hayling Island, Hants PO11 0HB.  This show opens at 2pm, when you can view the exhibits, visit the afternoon tea room for home-made cakes, purchase plants at the plant stalls, buy books at the book stall, and try your luck at the tombola and raffle!

Saturday 3rd September 2016Haywards Heath Horticultural Society Autumn Show and Plant Sale will be held at the Centenary Hall, St Wilfrid’s Way, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3QH.  The Show opens from 2pm until 4.30pm, admission is free.

Saturday 3rd September 2016 – Unusual Plant and Garden Fair from 11am until 5pm at the Sussex Prairie Garden, Moorlands Farm, near Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9AT.  The fair is open from 11am until 5pm, where you can buy unusual plants from specialist nurseries as well as garden sundries and other extras.
For information for disabled visitors, please click here.
For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 3rd September 2016Bodenham Arboretum Plant Hunters Fair, Crossways, Hobro, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 5TB, from 11am until 4pm.  You’ll find many different specialist nurseries at this plant fair.  There’s free entry and free parking for visitors, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 4th September 2016Fair Plant Fair at Adwell House, Near Thame, Oxon, OX9 7DQ, from 11am until 4pm.  A number of different specialist nurseries will be attending this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 4th September 2016 – Plant Sale at the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8BL, from 10am until 1pm.  This monthly plant sale is held in the grounds of the hospice, which are fully accessible and wheelchair friendly.  100% of the proceeds from this sale benefit the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, the hospice are always very grateful for any donations of plants you might have.  A gardening advisor will be present at this plant sale, where a variety of shrubs and other plants will be sold at bargain prices for a great cause, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 4th September 2016Plant Hunters Fair at Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston Road, Ness, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 4AY, from 10am until 4pm.  At this plant fair you have the chance to purchase plants from many different specialist nurseries and expert growers.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Ness Botanic Gardens can be found by clicking here.

Simon Lockyer from W & S Lockyer helping a customer at the RHS Wisley Flower Show. W & S Lockyer are a lovely independent nursery, they are specialist growers of Florist Auriculas, Hostas, Snowdrops and Nerines.
Simon Lockyer from W & S Lockyer helping a customer at the RHS Wisley Flower Show. W & S Lockyer are a lovely independent nursery, they are specialist growers of Florist Auriculas, Hostas, Snowdrops and Nerines.

Tuesday 6th September 2016, Wednesday 7th September 2016, Thursday 8th September 2016, Friday 9th September 2016, Saturday 10th September 2016 and Sunday 11th September 2016 – The Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Flower Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB.  Free entry for RHS Members.  For all the details, please click here.
This spectacular six-day floral extravaganza at RHS Garden Wisley, offers the chance to browse, buy and seek advice from 55 nurseries and 21 garden trade stands.  Many of the nurseries you’ll find at The RHS Wisley Flower Show have won medals from the RHS for their stands at the RHS Chelsea and RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows earlier this year, as well as over many previous years.  You’ll find inspiring displays, expert advice, the chance to purchase lots of beautiful plants from specialist nurseries and growers, together with the opportunity to explore the gardens at Wisley during their colourful late-summer peak.  The National Dahlia Society Annual Show and The People’s Dahlia Competition as well as beautiful floral displays from NAFAS are a feature of this show.  You can read more about the RHS Wisley Flower Show and see photographs from the 2016 Wisley Flower Show here.
Information for disabled visitors visiting RHS Garden Wisley can be found here. 

Louise Batchelor from Eleplants Nursery, one of the wonderful independent nurseries that will be at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
Louise Batchelor from Eleplants Nursery, one of the wonderful independent nurseries that will be at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.

Saturday 10th September 2016Churt Horticultural Society Autumn Show will be held in Churt Village Hall, Crossways, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2JA.  Churt Horticultural Society will also be holding a raffle and plant sale at this Show.  The Show opens at 2.30pm.

Saturday 10th September 2016Banstead Horticultural Society Autumn Flower Show will be held at Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, Banstead, SM7 3AJ.  The Show opens to visitors from 2pm until 5pm, non-members pay £1 admission.  There will be an exhibition from the local W.I at this Show, where there will also be a plant stall, teas, cakes and a raffle.

Saturday 10th September 2016 – The Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show, The Show opens from 8.30am until 6pm at Broadlands, Romsey.  This year the Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show will be highlighting ”Forestry’.  Tree, perennial , rose, seed and other nursery exhibitors, together with a wide array of exhibitors, including food, farming, outdoor and animal related stands.  Free parking for show visitors.  For all the details for this show, please click here.

Saturday 10th September 2016 and Sunday 11th September 2016Salvia Spectacular at Great Comp Garden, Comp Lane, Platt, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8QS, open from 11am until 5pm.  You’ll be able to admire new varieties of Salvia, many of which have not ever been exhibited before, as well as seeing rare Salvia varieties at this Salvia Spectacular.  Europe’s leading Salvia expert, William Dyson, will be giving demonstrations and advice to visitors at this special event, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 11th September 2016Autumn Plant Sale at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2LN, opens from 11am until 3pm.  There’s free entry to this plant sale, which has been organised by the friends of the Botanical Gardens, Botanical Gardens Nursery.
Information for disabled visitors to Sheffield Botanic Gardens can be found here.

Sunday 11th September 2016Weston Park Plant Hunters’ Fair, Weston Park, Weston-under-lizard, near Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE, this fair is open from 10am until 4pm.  You’ll have the opportunity to meet many different specialist nurseries and talk to expert growers at this plant fair, as well as the chance to visit the beautiful gardens at Weston Park.  Entry to the fair and gardens is £2.50, for all the details, please click here.

As part of the Heritage Open Days, Plantpassion, a flower farm at Hilltop Barn, Hilltop Farm, Staple Lane, East Clandon, Surrey GU4 7FP, will be opening without charge on Sunday 11th September 2016, from 1pm until 5pm.  There will be tea and cake and farm gate sales of cut flowers, plants and seeds and tours of the flower farm.  For more details, please click here.

Sunday 18th September 2016Hardy Plant Society Autumn Plant Sale at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2LN, opens from 11am until 3pm.  There’s free entry to this plant sale, which has been organised by the Hardy Plant Society South Pennine Group.
Information for disabled visitors to Sheffield Botanic Gardens can be found here.

Saturday 24th September 2016  – Forde Abbey’s Autumn Plant Fair, at Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU.  You’ll find the Somerset Group of the Hardy Plant Society at this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Forde Abbey can be found here.

Saturday 24th September 2016 and Sunday 25th September 2016Malvern Autumn Show at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW, from 9am until 6pm both days, for all the details about this show, please click here.
For ticket pricing and to purchase tickets online, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to the Malvern Autumn Show can be found here.

Sunday 25th September 2016 –  Aden Country Fair from 11am until 4pm at Aden Country Park, Station Road, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB42 5QF.  Locally grown plants will be for sale along with home-made jams, chutneys and marmalades, sweets, hand-made jewellery, craft items, hand-made cards, and locally produced eggs.  There’s so much for visitors to enjoy at this country fair – there will also be a vintage tractor working day, a heritage fair, craft demonstrations, live Scottish music, highland dancing, rare breed animals, a bouncy castle and other activities, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Aden Country Park can be found here.

Sunday 25th September 2016Barnett Hill Plant Sale at Barnett Hill, Blackheath Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 0RF.  This Plant Sale is open between 10am – 12pm, Featuring a wonderful selection of beautiful quality plants, grown at Barnett Hill.  You’ll find a wide range of shrubs, herbaceous, climbers, Mediterranean and tropical plants, as well as autumn bedding plants.  Many of the plant varieties at this sale are unusual and not widely available.  Proceeds from the plant sale will go to the Animal Protection Trust charity who work to rescue and re-home unwanted domestic animals.  There is free entry and parking on the estate.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 1st October 2016 and Sunday 2nd October 2016Apple Affair at West Dean Gardens, West Dean, Near Chichester, West Sussex. PO18 0RX., Open from 10am until 5pm (with the last entry at 4pm).  At this is a wonderful and very special weekend at the beautiful West Dean Gardens, visitors can enjoy cooking demonstrations by Jean-Christophe Novelli, apple displays, orchard tours, apple identification, children’s activities and much more!  There’s over 40 stalls selling a wide variety of produce.  Save 20% on your tickets when you book online, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to West Dean Gardens can be found here.

Saturday 1st October 2016 and Sunday 2nd October 2016The Great Dixter Plant Fair at Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH. Great Dixter’s Plant Fair is open to visitors from 11am until 4pm, there’s free entry to the Fair for Friends of Great Dixter, Annual Ticket holders and children under 16, entry to fair includes entry to Dixter’s beautiful Gardens.  At this fair you’ll find specialist nurseries from the UK and Europe; talks will be given by nurserymen at intervals through the day.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Great Dixter can be found here.

Sunday 2nd October 2016 – Plant Sale at the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8BL, from 10am until 1pm.  This monthly plant sale is held in the grounds of the hospice, which are fully accessible and wheelchair friendly.  100% of the proceeds from this sale benefit the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, the hospice are always very grateful for any donations of plants you might have.  A gardening advisor will be present at this plant sale, where a variety of shrubs and other plants will be sold at bargain prices for a great cause, for all the details, please click here.

Tuesday 4th October 2016 and Wednesday 5th October 2016 – RHS London Harvest Festival Show, RHS Lindley Hall, Westminster, London, SW1P 2QW.  RHS Members receive free entry to this show, tickets for non members are £6 in advance or £9 on the day.  This show opens from 10am until 9pm on Tuesday 4th October where it also includes the evening event RHS London Harvest Festival Late from 6pm until 9pm on 4th October 2015.  The RHS London Harvest Festival Show is open from 10am until 5pm on Wednesday 5th October.
At this show you can admire an array of beautiful fruit and vegetables, hear a variety of talks, meet the National Vegetable Society and ask any questions you might have about vegetable growing, there’s also fruit experts answering questions and identifying different apple and fruit varieties.  At this show there are a select few stands selling plants, seeds and other produce.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.
You can find all the details about the RHS London Harvest Festival Show here.

Saturday 8th October 2016 – Frensham and Dockenfield Horticultural Society Plant Sale from 9.30am until 12 noon outside Frensham Village Shop, Shortfield Common Road, Frensham, GU10 3BJ.

Saturday 8th October 2016 and Sunday 9th October 2016Autumn Extravaganza at Great Comp Garden, Comp Lane, Platt, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 8QS, from 11am until 5pm.  At this extravaganza you’ll find a wide spectrum of exhibitors selling a variety of different products, including garden plants, ornaments, artisan foods and crafts, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 9th October 2016The Cyclamen Society Autumn Show and Plant Sale from 10am until 4pm, at The Hillside Events Centre, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB.  If you’re looking to grow Cyclamen, you’ll find expert advice at this show, where you can also purchase interesting and unusual plants.  To visit the Cyclamen Society’s website, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Wednesday 19th October 2016, Thursday 20th October 2016, Friday 21st October 2016, Saturday 22nd October 2016 and Sunday 23rd October 2016Wisley Taste of Autumn 2016 at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB.  You’ll find 30 different exhibitors at Taste of Autumn, including many stalls selling food and drink.  You can guess the weight of the National Vegetable Society’s pumpkin, marvel at the display of vegetables, and get advice on growing vegetables from members of the National Vegetable Society.  There’s apple pressing and apple identification – just bring your apples for the fruit experts to examine.  For all the details of Taste of Autumn, please click here.  To read an article about Taste of Autumn 2016 and see photographs from this year’s show, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Friday 28th October 2016 and Saturday 29th October 2016RHS London Shades of Autumn Show, RHS Lindley Hall, Westminster, London, SW1P 2QW and the RHS Lawrence Hall, Westminster, London SW1P 2QD .  RHS members receive free entry to this show, tickets for non RHS members are £6 in advance or £9 on the day of the show.  This show celebrates the beauty of autumn colour, there are many plants and garden sundries offered for sale, as well as flower arranging workshops and much more besides.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.
You can find all the details about the RHS Shades of Autumn Show here.  

Saturday 5th November 2016Banstead Horticultural Society Late Autumn Flower Show will be held at Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, Banstead, SM7 3AJ.  The Show opens to visitors from 2pm until 5pm, non-members pay £1 admission.  The RNLI will be present at this show and there will be exhibits from local schools, there will also be a plant stall, teas, cakes and a raffle.

Saturday 12th November 2016 and Sunday 13th November 2016The RHS London Urban Garden Show, RHS Lindley Hall, Westminster, London, SW1P 2QW.  RHS Members receive free entry to this show, tickets for non RHS members are £6 in advance or £9 on the day of the show.
Held for the first time this year, you’ll find lots of tropical and sub-tropical growers, information on growing tropical and indoor plants, orchids, terrariums as well as the opportunity to buy from specialist growers at this new RHS London show. 
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.
You can find all the information about The RHS London Urban Garden Show here.

Saturday 17th December 2016 and Sunday 18th December 2016The RHS London Christmas Show, RHS Lawrence Hall, Westminster, London SW1P 2QD.  RHS Members receive free entry to this show, tickets for non RHS members are £6 in advance, or £9 on the day of the show.
This is a new London Show for the RHS, offering visitors a lovely opportunity to purchase some lovely gardening Christmas presents, including plants and local, seasonal foods.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.
You can find all the information about The RHS London Christmas Show here.

If I have missed your plant sale, swap, fair, festival, or other event where plants will be sold, swapped or given, please do get in contact, let me know the date, time, location and all the details – I will be very happy to add your event to this list.

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