2018 Specialist Plant Fairs, Festivals, Sales, and Swaps

Happy new year!  Happy new plants – what a great idea!  Here are the details of many local plant sales, fetes, festivals, sales, swaps, and other super opportunities to buy wonderful, locally grown plants at fantastic prices, or even to swap plants or seeds for free!  Great quality, rare, hard to find, special, and unusual plants can be found at the specialist plant fairs and other events that I have listed for you below, in this my 2018 Calendar of Specialist Plant Fairs, Festivals, Sales, and Swaps.

In this 2018 calendar of specialist plant fairs, sales, swaps, and other lovely events where you can purchase, swap, or be given plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes, or seeds, I have included huge events: such at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, large plant fairs: such as the plant fair at the Loseley Park Spring Show, festivals: such as the Chilli Fiesta at West Dean Gardens, fetes: such as Compton fete, which is held near Guildford, in Surrey, as well as much smaller plant sales organised by local groups, and plant societies, and everything in between!  Many of the sales listed below benefit plant societies, local organisations, or charities.

Many of the small organisations that run plant and seed swaps, or plant sales are 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.  It is worth bringing cash with you to all of these plant sales and events, as not all of the stalls at these events are able to accept card payments.  Don’t forget to bring enough bags with you to carry your purchases away!

If I have missed your event where plants, seeds, bulbs, corms, tubers, or rhizomes, will be sold, swapped or given, contact me with the full details, and I will add your event to my calendar.

So, without further ado, here are the dates and details for your diaries:

Harveys Garden Plants, Great Green, Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 3SJ, are holding their annual Snowdrop Day from 10am until 2pm, on Saturday 20th January 2018.  This lovely celebration of snowdrops is a chance to see and buy rare snowdrop varieties from Harveys Garden Plants, Glen Chantry, Richard Bashford, John Foster, Michael Broadhurst, and Edulis Nursery.   Light refreshments will be available all day in the cafe.  Entrance is £2.50 per person, £2 for RHS members, customers usually start queuing outside the nursery from 8.30am.  For all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 27th January 2018Myddelton House Gardens, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HG, will be holding their Ultimate Snowdrop Sale, which opens from 10.30am until 12 noon.  A select range of nurseries will be selling both rare and more commonly seen snowdrops.  There’s a suggested donation of £3.50 and a small charge for parking.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Myddelton House Gardens can be found here.

The Alpine Garden Society are holding their annual Snowdrop Day on Saturday 3rd February 2018, at Ford Hall, Lilleshall National Conferencing Centre, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9AT.  The AGS Snowdrop Day features snowdrop lectures from Andy Byfield, David MacLennan who will be giving a lecture entitled ‘Holding a National Snowdrop Collection’, and Wim Boens.  There will also be a snowdrop question and answer session.  Attendees can also purchase snowdrops at the Plant Sale, which is open until 4.30pm, nurseries attending include: Edulis, Monksilver, Glen Chantry, Woodchippings, Matt Bishop, Ivycroft, there will also be an AGS stand, where a selection of gardening books will be available for purchase.  This is a popular event where the tickets are sold in advance, and places are limited – it’s wise to buy your tickets early.  Tickets are £35 for AGS Members and £45 for Non-Members, and include the lectures, plant sales, a two course lunch and tea and coffee, for all the information, please click here.

Saturday 3rd February 2018 – Seedy Saturday Lewes, at Lewes Town Hall, Fisher Street, Lewes, BN7 2QS.  Open from 10am until 3pm.  Visitors can enjoy talks, a seed swap, a plant sale, tool sharpening, willow weaving, a cafe, and activities for children, for all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 3rd February 2018 – The Heart of England Organic Group at Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club, Wilton Court, Abbey End Car Park, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ, are holding a Seed Swap and Potato Day from 10am.  Please package your seed clearly, and label with the full plant name wherever possible.  Flower, tree, shrub, and vegetable seeds are allowed at this swap, with the exclusion of cucurbit seed ( squash, pumpkins and courgettes).  This event is free for both members and non members, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 4th February 2018 – Brighton Seedy Sunday, Brighton, Hove, and Sussex Sixth Form College, 205 Dyke Road, Hove, BN3 6EG, from 10.30am until 4pm.  This year’s Brighton Seedy Sunday event will feature a seed swap, expert speakers, an Infinity Cafe, activities for children, and a number of stalls.  Please note that there is no onsite parking for the public, on-street parking is available nearby, for all the details, please click here.

Great Comp Gardens are usually closed during February, so this special day on Sunday 8th February 2018, is a lovely opportunity to view Great Comp’s collection of snowdrops, hellebores and other winter flowering plants and purchase some lovely snowdrops and early spring flowering plants.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Great Comp Gardens can be found here.

On Saturday 10th February 2018, Shaftsbury Snowdrops, Shaftesbury Arts Centre, 13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AR, are holding a Snowdrop Study Day, Sale and Social Day, from 9am until 4pm.  This special event will feature morning lectures by Kevin Hughes and Joe Sharman.  Visitors can also enjoy a plant sale, art gallery, pop up shop, and soup and cake lunch, which will be followed by a Question and Answer session with the snowdrop experts.  Visitors will enjoy a very special Heritage Snowdrop tour led by Emma Thick.  Following the tour, Author and gardening correspondent, Anna Pavord, will be giving a lecture at 3pm.  Tickets for Anna’s talk can be purchased as part of the daily package, or separately if you prefer.  Places are limited and tickets must be booked in advance, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 10th February 2018 – West Yorkshire Organic Group Potato Day and Seed Swap at Shipley College Exhibition Building, Exhibition Road, Saltaire, Bradford, BD18 3JW, opening from 10am until 2pm.  38 different varieties of potato will be on sale at 15p per tuber, this includes 19 organically grown varieties of seed potatoes.  Local community group Veg On The Edge will be holding a seed swap, so don’t forget to bring along any seeds you would like to swap.  Refreshments and light meals will be available, and there will be stalls run by local vegetable growers and charities as well as gardening talks, for all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 11th February 2018, there’s a Snowdrop and Early Spring Plant Fair at Hole Park, Benenden Road, Rolvenden, Kent, TN17 4JA.  This special plant fair opens from 11am until 3pm, admission is £4.

Monday 12th February 2018, Tuesday 13th February 2018, and Wednesday 14th February 2018 – The RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair at the RHS Lawrence Hall, Westminster, London. SW1P 2QD, and at the RHS Lindley Hall, Westminster, London SW1P 2PE.  This Show opens from 5pm until 9pm on Monday 12th February 2018, from 11am until 8pm on the Tuesday, and 11am until 6pm on Wednesday.  Entry to this show is £5 for RHS members, tickets are £8 in advance for non RHS members, or £9 on the day, to buy tickets, please click here.  Previously known as the RHS London Plant and Potato Fair, this event celebrates early spring flowering plants, and potatoes!  Learn about the different potato varieties available and much more besides at this lovely 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.  For all the details of the RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair 2018, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Snowdrop Sensation, a Snowdrop Plant Fair will be held on Sunday 18th February 2018 at Great Comp Gardens, Comp Lane, Platt, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8QS, opening from 10am until 12 noon – though the gardens will be open until 4pm.  Nurseries will be selling snowdrops and early spring flowering plants.  Award-winning writer, photographer, and lecturer, Val Bourne, will be giving a talk entitled ‘Spring Bulbs what to plant where, with lots of practical information learnt over a lifetime, and some new treasures too….’ from 11.30am until 12.15pm, in the Indoor Theatre at Great Comp Gardens, this is a ticketed event, with tickets available in advance, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Great Comp Gardens can be found here.

On Saturday 24th February 2018, South East Essex Organic Gardeners are holding their Seed Potato Day, at Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase), Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9AG, from 10am until 2pm.  Visitors will find 30 different varieties of seed potato available to purchase, for as little as 20p per tuber (with 1 tuber free, for every 5 potato tubers purchased) at this special potato day, where onion sets, garlic, Dalefoot Composts, and organic fertiliser will also be available to purchase.  There’s free admission to this lovely event and refreshments will be available, for all the details, please click here.

The Welford Park Plant Fair is a specialist plant fair specialising in winter and spring flowering plants, as well as bulbs and seeds for the summer, it’s held at the beautiful Welford Park Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, on Wednesday 28th February 2018 and Thursday 1st March 2018 from 11am until 4pm, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  The Snowdrop Tearoom will also be open, and there’s a plant creche too.

The Welford Park Plant Fair is a specialist plant fair specialising in winter and spring flowering plants, as well as bulbs and seeds for the summer, it’s held at the beautiful Welford Park Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, on Thursday 1st March 2018 from 11am until 4pm, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  The Snowdrop Tearoom will also be open, and there’s a plant creche too.

The Plant and Gardening Fair at Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU, due to take place on Sunday 4th March 2018 is now cancelled and will not take place, due to the snowy weather.

On Sunday 4th March 2018, Fritillaria Meeting and Group Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  This event opens from 10am until 4pm.  There’s a morning lecture of ‘The Fritillaria Collection at the Göteborg Botanicial Garden’, which will be given by Johan Nilsson, and an afternoon lecture entitled ‘Return to 8 Frit Mountain, the Jouney Back and Beyond’ which will be given by Pietro Roseo.
The Fritillaria Group are part of the Alpine Garden Society.  If you’re looking to grow Fritillaries, you’ll find expert advice at this event at RHS Garden Wisley, where the society are holding a raffle and visitors can also purchase bulbs.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Friday 9th March 2018 – Specialist Plant Fair at The Coach House Garden, Ampney Crucis, Cirencester, GL7 5RY.  This Plant Fair is open from 10am until 1pm.  Visitors will find lots of wonderful specialist nurseries at this plant fair, where they can buy hellebores, bulbs, and perennials.  For all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 10th March 2018, Orchid Society of Great Britain OSGB Open Show will be held inside the Glasshouse at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB.  This special orchid show and event opens from 11am until 4pm.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

On Saturday 10th March 2018 – National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 22nd Early Primula Show and Plant Sale in the Harrison Room, at Old Barn Hall, Church Road, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 3PQ.  This show opens at 10am to members, and at 2pm to the public, there will be plant sales of Primulas and Auriculas, for all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 10th March 2018Plant Heritage Spring Meeting at 2pm, at Haywards Heath Town Hall, 40 Boltro Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1BA.  Fergus Garrett will be giving a lecture ‘Designing with plants at Great Dixter’.  There will also be a raffle and plants and seeds will be offered for sale.  Entry is £4 to non members.

Sunday 11th March 2018 – Rare Plant Fair at the Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD, from 10am until 4pm.  Admission is £6 per adult (£4.80 for main RHS Members) , which includes entry to the palace and gardens, a saving on the regular entry price.  You’ll find a number of specialist and independent nurseries at this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 17th March 2018 – National Memorial Arboretum Plant Hunters’ Fair, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR, are opening from 10am until 4pm for this plant fair, where you’ll find a large number of specialist and independent nurseries.  There’s free entry to the plant fair and arboretum, but parking charges do apply, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 18th March 2018 – Alderford Lake Plant Hunters’ Fair (formerly known as Dearnford Lake), Tilstock Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3JQ, is open from 10am until 4pm.   At this plant fair you have the opportunity to purchase plants from a number of specialist nurseries.  There’s a play area for children, and a cafe serving teas and light lunches.  Visitors can enjoy free entry and free parking, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 24th March 2018 – Carsington Water Plant Hunters’ Fair, Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST, is open from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors will find a number of specialist nurseries at this plant fair, where visitors enjoy free entry, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 24th March 2018Early Spring Plant Fair at East Lambrook Manor Gardens, East Lambrook, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5HH, organised in association with the Somerset Group of the Hardy Plant Society opens from 10am until 4pm, entry is £4 a head, which includes entry to the gardens, and is a reduction of the usual entry fee to visit the gardens.

On Friday 23rd March 2018, Saturday 24th March 2018, and Sunday 25th March 2018 – Wisley Spring Plant Fair at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB.  This special spring plant fair at RHS Garden Wisley offers visitors the chance to buy top quality plants and seek advice from expert growers.  Many of the nurseries you’ll find at the RHS Wisley Spring Plant Fair have won awards for their stands at the RHS Chelsea and RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows.  You’ll find inspiring advice from expert growers, with the chance to purchase lots of beautiful plants from award winning specialist nurseries, together with the opportunity to explore the gardens at Wisley during springtime.
Information for disabled visitors visiting RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

On Saturday 24th March 2018 and Sunday 25th March 2018, The Bonsai (Suseki) Show will be held at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB from 10am until 4pm.  Bonsai experts will be giving advice to help guide new and experienced Bonsai growers at this special show, which will also include plant and bonsai equipment sales, alongside growing information, displays, and helpful demonstrations for beginners to experienced bonsai gardeners. The Wisley Plant Centre will also host their re-potting and styling advice service – visitors wishing to use this service should bring their bonsai trees to The Wisley Plant Centre by 11am.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Sunday 25th March 2018 – Plant Hunters Fair at Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston Road, Ness, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 4AY, the fair opens 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 25th March 2018 – Rare Plant Fair at Evenley Wood Garden, Northamptonshire, NN13 5SH, open from 11am until 4pm, entry is £5 for adults, which includes entry to the gardens, and children enter for free.  You’ll find a number of independent and specialist nurseries at this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 25th March 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottinghamshire, NG12 2LD.  Open from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Good Friday 30th March 2018 Whittington Castle Plant Hunters’ Fair Castle street, Whittington, Shropshire, SY11 4DF, is open from 10am until 4pm.  There’s free entry to this fair, with just £1 for car parking, for all the details, please click here.

On Easter Saturday 31st March 2018, Sidmouth Daffodil Day will be held at Kennaway House, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8NG, from 10am until 3pm.  Visitors can enjoy a plant fair, daffodil talks, daffodil artwork, a photographic exhibition, a children’s daffodil painting competition, and of course walks to daffodil sites.  Lady Christine Skemersdale of Broadleigh Gardens, herself a holder of a National Collection Holder of Alec Gray hybrid miniature daffodils, will be giving an interesting and informative talk on ways of using daffodils in the garden.  Nursery man Kevin Hughes will be giving an informative talk, full of information on the natural habitats that daffodils grow in, with lots of advice to help you grow daffodils successfully in your gardens.  While the President of the Sid Vale Association, Rev. Handel Bennett, will be giving a talk about benefactor Keith Owen, and his vision for a million blooms to flower in the Sid Valley.  This sounds a lovely and very special day, for all the details, please click here.

Easter Saturday 31st March 2018 – Bodenham Arboretum Plant Hunters Fair, Crossways, Hobro, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 5TB, opens from 10am 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 1st April 2018 and Monday 2nd April 2018 – The Dorothy Clive Garden Plant Hunters’ Fair, Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4EU.  This plant fair will be opening from 10am until 5pm on both days.  Entry to the gardens and fair is £4, which is half the standard garden entry fee, and parking is free, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 1st April 2018 – 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.

On Thursday 5th April 2018, from 5pm until 9pm, and Friday 6th April 2018, from 11am until 8pm, and Saturday 7th April 2018, from 11am until 6pm – The RHS London Spring Plant and Orchid Show 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 £5 for RHS members, non RHS members tickets pay £8 in advance or £9 on the day, to purchase tickets, please click here.  This Plant Show 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 orchids and learn more about these fascinating plants.
Over the road, inside the RHS Lawrence Hall visitors can ask advice from specialist growers, listen to a programme of talks from plant experts, and purchase top quality, spring flowering plants from a variety of specialist nurseries.  To see photographs of the spring flowers at the RHS Spring Flower Show in 2016, please click here.  To see photographs of the orchids at the RHS London Orchid 2016 show, please click here. For all the details of the 2018 Shows, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Saturday 7th April 2018 – Hoghton Tower Plant Hunters’ Fair, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH.  The fair opens from 10am until 4pm, entry is £1, parking is free.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 7th April 2018 – National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 50th Primula Show and Plant Sale in the Main Hall, at Old Barn Hall, Church Road, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 3PQ.  This show opens to the public at 2pm, there will be plant sales of Primulas and Auriculas, for all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 7th April 2018 World of Alpines at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  This event opens from 10am until 4pm.
If you’re looking to grow alpine plants, you’ll find expert advice at this event at RHS Garden Wisley, where you can also purchase alpine plants and bulbs.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Saturday 7th April 2018 and Sunday 8th April 2018 – The Great Dixter Spring Plant Fair will open 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.

Sunday 8th April 2018 – Rare Plant Fair at The Old Rectory, Quenington, near Cirencester, GL7 5BN, opening from 11am until 4pm, entry is £5, which includes entry to the gardens, children enter for free.  You’ll find a number of independent and specialist nurseries at this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 8th April 2018 The Cyclamen Society Spring Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  The Cyclamen Society Show opens today from 10am until 4pm.
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 8th April 2018 – Middleton Hall Plant Hunters’ Fair, Middleton, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 2AE.  This plant fair opens from 10am until 4pm, entry to the fair gardens and hall is £2, with free entry for children and free parking, for all the details, please click here.

On Tuesday 10th April 2018, The National Vegetable Society Surrey District Association are holding a meeting, experienced garden Peter Almond will be giving us a talk entitled ‘The Two Hour A Week Allotment’ at 8pm at Redhill Methodist Church, Gloucester Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1BP.  There will be a seed swap and a plant sale at this meeting, if you have any seeds you’d like to swap, or plants that you would like to donate, please bring them along!  Entrance is free to National Vegetable Society members, £1 for members of affiliated societies, and £3 for all other visitors, everyone is welcome to attend!

Friday 13th April 2018, Saturday 14th April 2018, and Sunday 15th April 2018, The RHS Cardiff Flower Show, Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, CF10 1BJ.  This show opens from 10am until 5.30pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 10am until 4.30pm on Sunday.  Visitors can enjoy seeing the garden designs, purchase plants from specialist growers and much more besides, for all the details, please click here.  To buy tickets, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to the RHS Cardiff Flower Show can be found here.

Saturday 14th April 2018Sandwell Valley Park Plant Hunters’ Fair, Salters Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4BG, opens from 10am until 4pm.  There’s free entry and pay and display parking at this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 15th April 2018 – Consall Walled Gardens Plant Hunters’ Fair, Consall, Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire, ST9 0AG, will be opening from 10am until 5pm.  Entry is £3, and includes entry to the fair, gardens, and parking.  Visitors will find a number of specialist, independent nurseries at this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 15th April 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, North Yorkshire, YO61 4AS.  Open from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 15th April 2018 – Spring 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, including a lecture on Magnolias, which will be given by horticulturist Kevin Hughes, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Great Comp Gardens can be found here.

Sunday 15th April 2018 – Mapperton Gardens Spring Plant Fair, Mapperton, nr Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR.  This plant fair is open from 10am – 4pm.  Admission to the plant fair is £3, with the benefiting charity this year being The Alzheimer’s Society, discounted entry to house & garden is available on the day.  Forty stands will be throughout the grounds selling all sorts of plants and garden ornaments including metal and willow work. This popular event is now in its 19th year and one of the biggest fairs in Dorset.  For all the details, please click here.

Friday 20th April 2018Saturday 21st April 2018, and Sunday 22nd April 2018 – The Garden Show at Firle Place, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LP, open from 10am until 5pm, with last entries at 4pm.  There’s lots happening at this garden show, from gardening advice, face painting, birds of prey, live music and much more, for all the details, please click here.

Friday 20th April 2018Saturday 21st April 2018, and Sunday 22nd April 2018 – Loseley Spring Garden Show at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS, this Show opens from 10am until 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10am until 4pm on Sunday.  Enjoy plant sales, garden stalls, driftwood sculptures, garden bygones, Shepherds huts, summer houses, 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.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

Saturday 21st April 2018 – Battlefield 1403 Plant Hunters’ Fair, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3DB.  This plant fair opens from 9.30am until 4pm, where visitors have the opportunity to purchase plants from a number of specialist nurseries.  There’s no charge to visit this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 21st April 2018 and Sunday 22nd April 2018 –  NCCPG Essex Group Plant Fair is open from 10am to 4pm both days over this weekend, at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET.  This lovely plant fair is organised by the Essex Plant Heritage Group.  Visitors will find over 30 stalls selling a wide range of rare and unusual plants.  There will be talks and demonstrations, and the chance to meet experts from Plant Heritage, the Alpine Garden Society, the Cactus and Succulent Society, the Bonsai Society, and the National Vegetable Society.

Sunday 22nd April 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Holker Hall, Cumbria, LA11 7PL.  This plant fair opens from 10am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 22nd April 2018 – Plant Hunters’ Fair at Bramall Hall, Bramall Park, off Hall Road, Bramall, Stockport, SK7 3NX.  This specialist plant fair is open from 11am until 4pm, entry to the fair is £2.  For all the details, please click here.

Sunday 22nd April 2018Spring Plant Fair at Hall Place and Gardens, Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1PQ.  This spring plant fair opens from 10am until 3pm, admission is free.

Friday 27th April 2018 – Specialist Plant Fair at The Coach House Garden, Ampney Crucis, Cirencester, GL7 5RY.  This Plant Fair is open from 10am until 1pm.  Visitors will find lots of wonderful specialist nurseries at this plant fair, this is a great fair to visit to buy shrubs, climbers, and ferns.  For all the details, please click here.

Friday 27th April 2018 and Saturday 28th April 2018 – Toby’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, EX6 8JQ.  The festival opens from 10am until 5pm both days.  This is the fifth year of this special garden festival, where you’ll find over 100 nurseries, celebrity speakers, garden crafts and local foods.  For all the details, or to purchase advance tickets online, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Powderham Castle can be found here.

Saturday 28th April 2018 – Plant Fair at Midney Gardens near Somerton, Midney Gardens, Mill Lane, Midney, near Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7HR.  This new plant fair opens from 1 – 5pm.  Admission to the plant fair is £3, with the 1st Somerton Scouts group being the benefiting charity.  Fifteen stands will be selling a wide range of plants.  The popular tearoom will be open, and plants propagated on site will also be on sale.   For all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 28th April 2018 British Iris Society Late Spring Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  This Show opens from 11am until 4pm.  If you’re looking to grow Irises, you’ll find expert advice at this show, where visitors can also purchase Irises.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Saturday 28th April 2018 – National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 134th Auricula Show and Plant Sale will be held in the Main Hall, at Old Barn Hall, Church Road, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 3PQ.  This show opens to the public at 2pm, there will be plant sales of Primulas and Auriculas.  To see photographs from last year’s Show, please click here.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 28th April 2018 – Sugnall 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 29th April 2018Spring Plant Fair and Tulip Festival at Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9NB.  Admire 60, 000 tulips in this show stopping festival and plant fair, which opens from 10am until 5pm.  Admission is £8 (£5 discount on day of plant fair).  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Arundel Castle can be found here.

Sunday 29th April 2018 – Cholmondeley Castle Gardens Plant Hunters’ Fair at Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH.  This fair is open from 10am until 5pm.  There’s a special entry price of £3.50, which includes entry to visit both the fair and the gardens, there’s free parking too.  For all the details, please click here.

Sunday 29th April 2018Seedy Sunday Eastbourne at The Enterprise Centre (next to the train station) Eastbourne, BN21 1BD, from 10am until 4pm.  There’s free parking and free entry at this special seed swap.  For all the details, please click here.

Wednesday 2nd May 2018Open Garden and Plant Fair at The Freight, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3PG, from 10am until 3pm.  Visitors can enjoy the grounds of this medieval, Wealden house with its stunning gardens, which feature lakes, topiary, and both contemporary and traditional planting techniques, as well as buying rare and unusual plants from a number of specialist nurseries.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 5th May 2018 – Thursley Horticultural Society Plant Sale will be held from 10.30am – 12 noon at Thursley Village Hall, Dye House Road, Thursley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6QD.  At this lovely plant sale you’ll find a wide variety of locally grown plants including: roses, herbaceous perennials, vegetables, and much more!  Thursley Village Hall is wheelchair friendly with disabled ramps, there are accessible toilets, and parking facilities close by.

Saturday 5th May 2018Surrey Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society Plant Sale will be held from 10am until 12 noon at Pitchgate, Coneyhurst Lane, Ewhurst, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 7PL.  Visitors will find dahlia plants, chrysanthemums, vegetable plants, bedding plants and much more at this plant sale, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 5th May 2018RNLI Mortimer District Annual Plant Sale will be held at St John’s Hall, 22 West End Road, Mortimer Common, Reading, RG7 3TF, from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors will find a wide range of great value herbaceous plants, shrubs, herbs, vegetable seedlings, and other great value, locally grown plants, all kindly donated to raise funds for the RNLI.

Saturday 5th May 2018 – Donington Le Heath Manor House Plant Hunters’ Fair, Donington Le Heath, Leicestershire, LE67 2FW, will be opening from 10am until 4pm.  You’ll find a number of specialist, independent nurseries at this plant fair.  Entry is £1, which includes entry to the fair, garden, and grounds, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 5th May 2018North West Cactus Mart will be held from 10.30am until 2.30pm, at St Thomas More Church Hall, Kirkway, Alkrington, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1PP.  This is a great place to buy Cacti!

On Sunday 6th May 2018  Mammillaria Society Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  This Show opens from 10am until 4pm, there will be a plant sale at this show.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Sunday 6th May 2018 – 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 6th May 2018 – Plant Heritage Specialist Plant Fair, at Athelhampton House, Puddletown, Dorchester, DT2 7LG, opens from 10am until 3pm (the gardens remain open until 5pm).  Entry is £7, which includes entry to the gardens and extensive grounds, superb dining facilities are available, as well as refreshments and free parking.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Sunday 6th May 2018 and Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018 – Weston Park Plant Hunters’ Fair, Weston-Under-Lizard,  near Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE.  This special plant fair will be opening from 10am until 5pm, entrance to the gardens and plant fair is £3.  Visitors will find 1000 acres of ‘Capability Brown’ parkland, including bluebells, spring bulbs, rhododendrons and azaleas in flower, for all the details, please click here.

Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Ness Hall, Ness, Near Maldon, York YO62 5XD, from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Thursday 10th May 2018Friday 11th May 2018Saturday 12th May 2018 and Sunday 13th May 2018 – RHS Malvern Spring Festival at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW, opening 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.

On Saturday 12th May 2018Ash Parish Garden Club Plant Sale will be held from 10am until 1pm, at Ash Victoria Hall, 121 Ash Hill Road, Ash, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 5DN.

On Saturday 12th May 2018  National Alpine Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  The Alpine Show opens from 10.30am until 4pm.  If you’re looking to grow alpine plants, you’ll find expert advice at this show, where visitors can also purchase plants.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Saturday 12th May 2018Sparshot College Countryside Day, Sparshot Agricultural College, Westley Lane, Sparshot, Winchester, SO21 2NF.  This special day is full of activities, visitors will also find plant sales featuring a variety of different plants.  Open from 9.30am until 4.30pm.

Saturday 12th May 2018 – National Memorial Arboretum Plant Hunters’ Fair, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR, are opening from 10am until 4pm, for this plant fair, where you’ll find a large number of specialist and independent nurseries.  There’s free entry to the plant fair and arboretum, but parking charges do apply, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 12th May 2018Plumpton College Open Day, at Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AE.  Find out about Plumpton College, the courses they offer and discover the facilities available at the college.  Visitors will find plants, bedding plants, hanging baskets, vegetable plants, floral arrangements, as well as wine made by the students and much more besides, all offered for sale.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 12th May 2018Havering Cactus Mart, North Romford Community Centre, Clockhouse Lane, Collier Row, Romford, Essex, RM5 3QJ.  There will be 14 cactus nurseries at this fair, it’s a great place to buy cacti.  This sale is open from 10am until 3pm.

Saturday 12th May 2018Yapton Gardeners Plant Sale, opens at 10am, at Yapton Village Hall, Main Road, Yapton, West Sussex, BN18 0ET.

Saturday 12th May 2018 and Sunday 13th May 2018Glasgow Botanic Gardens Annual Orchid Plant Fair, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 0UE.  The Orchid Fair is free to enter, visitors will find specialist orchid nurseries, together with cactus growers and other nurseries, selling plants and providing expert advice.  Open from 10am until 5pm.

Saturday 12th May 2018 and Sunday 13th May 2018Southend on Sea Parks Nursery Open Weekend, Wakering Road, Great Wakering, Southend on Sea, SS3 0PZ.  Open from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors will find a variety of plants for sale, including Cacti.

Sunday 13th May 2018 – Adlington Hall Plant Hunters’ Plant Fair, Mill Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4LF.  This specialist plant fair opens from 10am until 4pm, there’s a special entry price of £3, which includes entry to the fair and gardens, and parking is free.  For all the details, please click here.

Sunday 13th May 2018Spring Plant Fair and Umbellifer talk by Marina Christopher at Layer Marney Tower, Layer Marney, near Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US.  Opens from 12 noon until 5pm.  Admission is £9.

Thursday 17th May 2018Garden and Local Produce Fair at Cuckfield Park, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5AB, will open from 10.30am to 3.30pm.  Visitors will find around 50 stalls at this special event, which raises money for St Catherine’s Hospice.  For all the details, please click here.

Friday 18th May 2018, Saturday 19th May 2018, Sunday 20th May 2018The National Flower Show, Hyland House, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ.  Open from 10am until 5pm.  Visitors will find over 40 different plant nurseries at this large flower show.

Saturday 19th May 2018 – Compton 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 19th May 2018 – Arley Arboretum and Gardens Plant Hunters’ Fair, Upper Arley, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12.  This plant fair opens from 10am until 5pm, entry to the fair, gardens and arboretum is £2.50, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 19th May 2018London Spring Plant Fair at Telegraph Hill Centre, Kitto Road, New Cross, London, SE14 5TY.  This lovely plant fair opens from 1pm until 2pm.  Admission is £2.

Jeff Rowe and Claire Batten from Penberth Plants in Cornwall, were presented with a Gold Medal and the Diamond Jubilee Award, by the RHS judges at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. A great achievement congratulations!

Tuesday 22nd May 2018Wednesday 23rd May 2018Thursday 24th May 2018Friday 25th May 2018Saturday 26th May 2018 – The 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 plant sell-off commencing at 4pm on Saturday.
To see photographs from last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, please click here.  For all the details and information about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors planning a trip to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show can be found here.

Sunday 20th May 2018 – British Ironwork Centre Plant Hunters’ Fair, Whitehall Aston, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4JH.  This fair opens from 10am until 4pm, 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 20th May 2018 – Rare Plant Fair at Winterbourne House and Gardens, University of Birmingham, B15 2RT, opening from 10.30am until 4pm.  Admission is £6 for adults, £5 for concessions, £18 for a family ticket, season tickets are also available, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 26th May 2018, Sunday 27th May 2018, Monday 28th May 2018Blenheim Palace Food Festival, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP, This is the fourth year that this special food festival has been held.  Visitors to this festival will enjoy access to 120 stall holders selling all manner of different food produce, as well as demonstrations and activities, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 20th May 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Chillington Hall, Wolverhampton, Brewood, WV8 1RE.  Opening from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Bank Holiday Sunday 27th May 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Raby Castle, County Durham, DL2 3AH.  Opening from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Bank Holiday Sunday 27th May 2018 – Potterton’s Nursery and Garden Plant Hunters’ Fair Moortown Road, Market Rasen, LN7 6HX,  will be opening from 9am until 5pm.  Entrance is £3 to the plant fair and gardens, for all the details, please click here.

Bank Holiday Sunday 27th May 2018 – Rare Plant Fair at Kingston Bagpuize House, Abingdon, Oxford, OX13 5AX, opening from 11am until 4pm.  You’ll find a number of independent and specialist nurseries at this plant fair.  Tickets are £8 for adults and £4.50 for children, which includes entry to the house, fair, and gardens, or £5 Adults and £3 for children for entry to the fair and gardens – do please note, this is payed by cash or cheque only.  For all the details, please click here.

If you’d like to purchase plants from Chris Beardshaw’s Gold Medal winning, Best in Show garden there are two events that you can attend, both will be held on Monday 28th May 2018 and have a £3 entry fee – the charity kindly request that visitors make all payments using cash or cheques.

  • The first will be held in London, at Totteridge Village Hall, Badger’s Croft, London, N20 8AH from 12.30pm until 3pm. 
  • While the second event opens from 2pm until 6pm, at Arnold Yoke, Back Street, Leeds, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1TF.

Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Rode Hall and Gardens, Cheshire, ST7 3QP.  Opening from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 12th May 2018 – Yarlington House Plant Fair, Yarlington House, Yarlington, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8DY.  This plant fair opens from 10am – 4pm – Admission is £3 with the benefiting charities being the local St. Mary’s Church and Village Hall.  35 stands around the pretty manor house, which is not open, but there’s a two-acre garden to explore.  Plants and garden ornaments will be for sale including metal and willow work and refreshments available in the courtyard. For all the details, please click here.

Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 2018 – Carsington Water Plant Hunters’ Fair, Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST, is opening from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors will find a number of specialist, independent nurseries at this fair, where visitors also enjoy free entry, for all the details, please click here.

Friday 1st June 2018 – Specialist Plant Fair at The Coach House Garden, Ampney Crucis, Cirencester, GL7 5RY.  This Plant Fair is open from 10am until 2pm.  Visitors will find lots of wonderful specialist nurseries at this plant fair; this is a great fair to visit to buy unusual perennials, and other summer flowering plants.  For all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 2nd June 2018 British Iris Society Summer Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  This Show opens from 11am until 4pm.  If you’re looking to grow Irises, you’ll find expert advice at this show, where visitors can also purchase Irises.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Saturday 2nd June 2018 and Sunday 3rd June 2018 – Hodnet 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 2nd June 2018Chingford Horticultural Society Early Summer Show, Mornington Hall, (at the end of Green Walk), Station Road, North Chingford, London E4 7EN.  The Show opens at 2pm, there is a plant sale and a sale of the show exhibits.

Sunday 3rd June 2018 – 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 June 2018 – Rare Plant Fair at High Glanau Manor, Lydart, Monmouthshire, NP25 4AD.  Opening from 11am until 4pm.  Entry is £5 for adults, with children entering for free – do please note, this is payed by cash or cheque only, for all the details, please click here.

Wednesday 6th June 2018, Thursday 7th June 2018, Friday 8th June 2018, Saturday 9th June 2018, Sunday 10th June 2018The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP, for all the details, please click here.  To buy tickets to the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Friday 8th June 2018, Saturday 9th June 2018, and Sunday 10th June 2018The Garden Show in Summer at Stansted Park, at Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6DX,  opens from 10am until 5pm.  Visitors can learn about gardening from expert advisors at this special show, where you can find all manner of items for your garden and home, for all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 9th June 2018 – There’s a Sustainability Fayre being held in Gostrey Meadow, Union Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7RT.  There’s free entry to this Sustainability Fayre, which will open from 11am until 4pm, where you’ll find a fantastic plant stall selling a variety of plants, you can also purchase fresh vegetables and other produce.  This sustainability fayre sounds like it will be a very special event, visitors will find stalls from the Surrey Wildlife Trust, Zero Waste, The Bishop’s Meadow Trust, Woodcraft Folk, Creative Response, Bee Keepers, Tracey’s organically grown local flowers, Farnham Hoppers, Guildford Environmental Forum, Mill Organics of Isington, the University of the Creative Arts, Repair Cafe, a sewing and upcycling stall, Farnham pottery, West Surrey Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, bric-a-brac, children’s’ activities, yoga, massage, and refreshments.  There will be a scheduled programme of talks, visitors attending this Sustainability event will find lots of information on how to live more sustainably.  This lovely event is organised by Farnham Community Farm.

On Saturday 9th June 2018  Peony Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  This Show opens from 10.45am until 4pm.  If you’re looking to grow peonies, you’ll find expert advice at this show, where visitors can also purchase plants.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Saturday 9th June 2018 – Bosworth Battlefield Plant Hunters’ Fair, Ambion Lane, Sutton Cheney, Nuneaton, CV13 0AD, will be opening from 10am until 4pm.  You’ll find a number of specialist and independent nurseries at this plant fair.  Entry is £1, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 9th June 2018 and Sunday 10th June 2018 – The Christchurch Cheese and Chilli Festival at Hurnbridge Farm, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6AD.  The festival opens from 10am to 5pm.  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 rides and games for both adults and children, including free chilli, cheese and wine tasting, a weekend beer festival from Downton Brewery, an inflatable pub and bar, chilli and cheese talks, chilli eating competitions, and live music.  For all the details, please click here.

Sunday 10th June 2018Specialist Plant Fair at the Sussex Prairie Garden, Moorlands Farm, near Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9AT.  The fair is open from 12 noon until 5pm, where you can buy unusual plants from specialist nurseries, as well as garden sundries and other extras.  Admission is £7.
For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

Sunday 10th June 2018 – Rare Plant Fair at Hanham Court, Hanham Abbots, Near Bristol, BS15 3NT, opening from 11am until 4pm, entry to the fair and gardens is £5 with children receiving free entry, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 10th June 2018 – Norton Priory Plant Hunters’ Fair, Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1AX, opens from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors enjoy free parking and free entry to this plant fair, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 10th June 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Sandon Hall, Sandon, Staffordshire, ST18 0BZ, opening from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Thursday 14th June 2018, Friday 15th June 2018, Saturday 16th June 2018 and Sunday 17th June 2018 – BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT. Opening 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 16th June 2018Witley Horticultural Society will be running a plant stall at Witley Village Fair, which opens at 12.30pm.  Visitors are instructed to park at Chichester Hall, Petworth Road, Witley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 5PL, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 16th June 2018 and Sunday 17th June 2018 –Unusual 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.

On Saturday 16th June 2018 and Sunday 17th June 2018  Wisley Midsummer Plant Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  This Show opens from 9am until 5pm.  Visitors can meet representatives from over 20 plant societies at this very special plant show.  Learn all about growing clematis, delphiniums, carnivorous plants, sweet peas, iris, dahlias, alpines, Bonsai, cacti, hostas, ferns, fruit, herbs, and vegetables and many more interesting and beautiful plants.  You’ll find expert gardening advice at this show, including demonstrations of clematis pruning, Bonsai shaping and wiring, seed and spore sowing, and cooking your home grown produce.  Visitors can also purchase an array of beautiful plants.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Sunday 17th June 2018 – Bookham Open Gardens and Plant Sale, Bookham, Surrey, from 10am until 5pm.  There will be a good range of private gardens, including both large and small gardens across Great Bookham and Little Bookham, all opening for this special day to raise money for the upkeep of the Old Barn Hall.  You’ll find plant sales at the Old Barn Hall, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 3QA, at the allotments.  Tickets are £5 in advance, or £6 on the day, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 17th June 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4EU, opening from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 17th June 2018 – Rare Plant Fair at Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, near Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ, opening from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors will find a number of independent and specialist nurseries at this plant fair.  Entry is £6 per adult, which is a reduction on the usual entry price, and includes entry to the fair and garden, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Waterperry Gardens can be found here.

Tuesday 19th June 2018 and Wednesday 20th June 2018 – HTA National Plant Show at Hall 2, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ.  This Show opens from 9am until 5pm on Tuesday, and from 9am until 4pm on Wednesday.  There will be over 100 plant nurseries in attendance at this show, for all the details, please click here.

Friday 22nd June 2018, Saturday 23rd June 2018, and Sunday 24th June 2018The RHS Harlow Carr Flower Show, RHS Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB, entrance is free for RHS members, other visitors just pay the usual garden admission fees.  Visitors will have the opportunity of buying plants from specialist nurseries and visiting trade stands.  There will also be talks, demonstrations and much more besides, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Friday 22nd June 2018, Saturday 23rd June 2018, Sunday 24th June 2018Blenheim Palace Flower Festival, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP, Celebrating the best in garden, home, and lifestyle, visitors can explore show gardens, the shopping village, attend talks and discussions, as well as demonstrations and activities, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 23rd June 2018 and Sunday 24th June 2018 – The Basingstoke Cheese and Chilli Festival at the War Memorial Gardens, Basingstoke, Hampshire, from 10am until 5pm.  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 rides and games for both adults and children, including free chilli, cheese and wine tasting, a weekend beer festival from Downton Brewery, Dorset mobile bar’s inflatable pub and bar, which will be serving cider, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks.  Visitors can also enjoy 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.

Saturday 23rd June 2018Yapton Cottage Gardeners Summer Show at Yapton Village Hall, Main Road, Yapton, West Sussex, BN18 0ET.  Opening from 2pm until 4.30pm, this summer show will have a plant sales area, which will include cactus.

Sunday 24th June 2018Rare Plant Fair at Rodmarton Manor, Near Tetbury, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6PF, opening from 11am until 4pm.  Entrance is £5, which includes entry to the gardens children under 16 enter for free.  For all the details please click here.

Sunday 24th June 2018Summer Plant Fair at Hall Place and Gardens, Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1PQ.  This lovely summer plant fair opens from 10am until 3pm, admission is free.

Sunday 24th June 2018 – Sugnall 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 June 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Lowther Castle, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HH, opening from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 30th June 2018South West Cactus Mart at Portishead Youth Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7DD.  Open from 9.30am until 1.30pm.

Saturday 30th June 2018 and Sunday 1st July 2018 – Henbury 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 garden entry price, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 1st July 2018 – Rare Plant Fair at The Walled Gardens at Cannington, Church Street, Cannington, Near Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2HA, opening from 10am until 4pm.  Entry is £5 per adult, which includes entry to the fair and gardens, children enter for free.  For all the details, please click here.

Sunday 1st July 2018 – 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 July 2018Specialist Plant Finder’s Fair at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Buller’s Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4LA, opens from 10am until 3pm (the gardens remain open until 5pm).  Entry is £7, which includes entry to the famous gardens and grounds of Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens.  The extensive dining and refreshment options available include a BBQ.  Visitors will find some rare and unusual plants available at this special plant fair.  Parking is free.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Sunday 1st July 2018Leicester University Botanic Garden Open Day Plant Sale and Family Day, Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2LD.  Open from 10am until 5pm.  Visitors will find a wide range of specialist nurseries at this Plant Fair.

Sunday 1st July 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Dalton Hall, South Dalton, (Between Hull and York) H11 7PN, open from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Anne Godfrey of Daisy Roots Nursery, pictured with her Gold Medal winning exhibit of herbaceous perennials and grasses, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017.

Tuesday 3rd July 2018Wednesday 4th July 2018Thursday 5th July 2018Friday 6th July 2018Saturday 7th July 2018 and Sunday 8th July 2018 – The 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!  To see photographs from last year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show can be found here.

Saturday 7th July 2018Duntrune Community Garden Gala Day, Dawson Park, West Ferry, Dundee, Scotland, DD5 1JX, open from 12 noon until 4pm.  Visitors will find a variety of plants for sale.

Saturday 7th July 2018 and Sunday 8th July 2018 – Parham Garden Weekend, Parham Park, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 4HS.  Opening from 10.30am until 5pm.  Celebrating the 25th year of this very special event visitors will find a wide array of plants for sale and much more besides, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Saturday 7th July 2018 and Sunday 8th July 2018 – The Swindon Cheese and Chilli Festival at Lydiard Park, Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA, from 10am to 5pm.  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 rides and games for both adults and children, including free chilli, cheese and wine tasting, a weekend beer festival from Downton Brewery, an inflatable pub and bar.  Visitors can also enjoy chilli and cheese talks, chilli eating competitions, and live music.  For all the details, please click here.

Sunday 8th July 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Worsall Hall, Low Worsall, Yarm, Yorkshire, TS15 9PJ, opening from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 8th July 2018 – Abbeywood 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 and parking is free, for all the details, please click here.

Tuesday 10th July 2018, from 5pm until 9pm, Wednesday 11th July 2018, from 11am until 8pm, and Thursday 12th July 2018, from 11am until 6pm – The RHS Plant and Art Fair, at the RHS Lindley Hall, Westminster, London, SW1P 2QW and the RHS Lawrence Hall, Westminster, London, SW1P 2QD.  This RHS Show features ideas and inspiration for urban gardens, balconies, and interiors, including houseplants, unusual edibles, succulents, as well as talks and demonstrations, for all the details, please click here.

Friday 13th July 2018, Saturday 14th July 2018, Sunday 15th July 2018British Cactus and Succulent Society International Convention, Stamford Court Conference Suite, University of Leicester, Stamford Court, Manor Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2LH.  There will be international and British speakers at this interesting Cacti and Succulent event.  Visitors will find a wide array of cacti and succulent plant sales from specialist growers, as well as sales of books and sundries.  This event is likely to be popular, so early booking is advised, for prices and to book your place, please click here.  For further information please contact Cactus World.

Saturday 14th July 2018Chingford Horticultural Society Summer Show, Mornington Hall, (at the end of Green Walk), Station Road, North Chingford, London E4 7EN.  The Show opens at 2pm, there is a plant sale and a sale of the show exhibits.

Saturday 14th July 2018 and Sunday 15th July 2018Glasgow Botanic Gardens Plant Fair, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 0UE.  Open from 10am until 6pm.

Wednesday 18th July 2018Thursday 19th July 2018Friday 20th July 2018Saturday 21st July 2018Sunday 22nd July 2018 – RHS 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.

Saturday 21st July 2018 and Sunday 22nd July 2018 – The Guildford Cheese and Chilli Festival at Shalford Park, Shalford Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8BL, from 10am until 5pm.  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 rides and games for both adults and children, including free chilli, cheese and wine tasting, a weekend ale and cider festival from Downton Brewery and Worley’s Cider, plus Dorset Mobile Bar’s inflatable pub and bar which will be serving cider, larger, wine, cocktails and soft drinks.  Visitors can  also enjoy 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 22nd July 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Wynyard Hall, Tees Valley, TS22 5NF, open from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 22nd July 2018 – Middleton Hall Plant Hunters’ Fair, Middleton, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 2AE.  This plant fair opens from 10am until 4pm, entry to the fair gardens and hall is £2, with free entry for children and free parking, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 22nd July 2018Summer Plant Fair at Tilgate Park and Gardens, Titmus Drive, Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 5PQ.  This lovely summer plant fair opens from 11am until 4pm, admission is free.

Tuesday 24th July 2018, Wednesday 25th July 2018, Thursday 26th July 2018The New Forest Show, New Park, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QH.  Open from 8am until 6.30pm.  There’s a lot to see at this show, including vegetable and flower shows and plant sales.

Friday 27th July 2018Saturday 28th July 2018Sunday 29th July 2018 – The Garden Show at Loseley, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS, from 10am until 5pm (with last entries at 4pm).
This is the 6th year of this special show, where 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 more at this special 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 28th July 2018Oxford branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society 60th Anniversary Show and the Mammillaria Society Show at Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, Oxford, OX12 7LB.  Visitors will find an array of cacti and succulent plants for sale.  There’s free entry for visitors, this show is open from 10am until 3.30pm.

Saturday 28th July 2018 – National Memorial Arboretum Plant Hunters’ Fair, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR, will be opening from 10am until 4pm, for this plant fair, where you’ll find a large number of specialist and independent nurseries.  There’s free entry to the plant fair and arboretum, but parking charges do apply, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 29th July 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Coverham Abbey, Middleham, North Yorkshire, DL8 4RN, open from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 29th July 2018 – British Ironwork Centre Plant Hunters’ Fair, Whitehall Aston, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4JH.  This fair opens from 10am until 4pm, 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.

Wednesday 1st August 2018, Thursday 2nd August 2018, Friday 3rd August 2018, Saturday 4th August 2018, Sunday 5th August 2018The RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8RA, there’s free entry for RHS members, normal admission fees for all other visitors.  Visitors can make the most of the beauty of the summer garden at Hyde Hall, whilst visiting specialist nurseries, trade stands, and enjoying talks and demonstrations, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Hyde Hall can be found here.

Friday 3rd August 2018 and Saturday 4th August 2018Taunton Flower Show, Vivary Park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3QG.  Open from 11am until 7pm on Friday and from 10am until 6pm on Saturday.

On Saturday 4th August 2018 and Sunday 5th August 2018 – The Cheese and Chilli Festival at Sandford Park, College Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1DZ,  opening from 10am until 5pm.  This Cheese and Chilli Festival celebrates cheese and chilli in a family spirited event.  Visitors will enjoy Punch and Judy shows, a magician, circus artists, a falconry display, children’s fun rides, live music, demonstrations, talks, chilli eating competitions, bars, as well as produce, craft and plant stalls, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 5th August 2018 – Donington Le Heath Manor House Plant Hunters’ Fair, Donington Le Heath, Leicestershire, LE67 2FW, will be opening from 10am until 4pm.  You’ll find a number of specialist and independent nurseries at this plant fair.  Entry is £1, which includes entry to the fair, garden, and grounds, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 5th August 2018 – 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.

Friday 10th August 2018Saturday 11th August 2018, and Sunday 12th August 2018 – Chilli 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, latin dance demonstrations and workshops with professional dancers, cider, champagne, and cocktail bars, guided garden tours, talks, demonstrations, food stalls, amazing cookery demonstrations and much more!  Early bird tickets for the Chilli Fiesta at West Dean are available, offering visitors a 20% discount when they purchase their tickets in advance online, for all the details, please click here.  For all the details of the 2017 Chilli Fiesta at West Dean, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to West Dean Gardens can be found here. 

Saturday 11th August 2018 – Carsington Water Plant Hunters’ Fair, Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST, is open from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors will find a number of specialist and independent nurseries at this fair, where visitors also enjoy free entry, for all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 11th August 2018 and Sunday 12th August 2018  British Pteridological (Fern) Society Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  This Show opens from 10.15am until 4.30pm.  Visitors can meet The Pteridological Society at this very special plant show, where you’ll find expert gardening advice on every aspect of fern growing.  Plants will be offered for sale.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Saturday 11th August 2018 and Sunday 12th August 2018 – The Great Comp Summer Show, at Great Comp Garden, Comp Lane, Platt, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8QS.  Opening from 11am until 5pm.  There’s live jazz music and Pimms served on the lawn.  This Summer Show features 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.
Information for disabled visitors to Great Comp Gardens can be found here.

Sunday 12th August 2018Southwell Minster Gardens Plant Hunters’ Fair, Archbishop’s Palace, Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell, Nottingham, NG 25 0HD.  This Plant Fair will be opening from 11am until 4pm.  Entrance is £1, which contributes towards the upkeep and conservation of the house, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 12th August 2018British Fuchsia Society Show at Normandy Village Hall, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2DD.  Fuchsias and other plants for sale.  This show opens at 12.30pm.

On Tuesday 14th August 2018  Celebrating Hibiscus at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  This Show opens from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors will learn all about Hibiscus. Plants will be offered for sale.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Thursday 16th August 2018, Friday 17th August 2018, Saturday 18th August 2018, Sunday 19th August 2018Southport Flower Show opens from 10am until 6pm Thursday to Saturday and from 10am until 5pm on Sunday, at Victoria Park, Southport, PR8 2BZ.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 18th August 2018 – Glasgow Botanic Gardens Plant Fair, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 0UE.  Open from 10am until 6pm.

Saturday 18th August 2018 and Sunday 19th August 2018 – The Winchester Cheese and Chilli Festival at the The Garrison Ground, Bar End Road, Winchester, SO23 9NT.  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 rides and games for both adults and children, including free chilli, cheese and wine tasting, a weekend beer festival from Downton Brewery and an inflatable pub serving cider, wine, cocktails and soft drinks.  Visitors can also enjoy 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.

Friday 17th August 2018, Saturday 18th August 2018, and Sunday 19th August 2018The RHS Rosemoor Flower Show, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH, Visitors can enjoy talks and advice from gardening experts and will be able to visit an array of specialist nurseries and trade stands.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Rosemoor can be found here.

On Saturday 18th August 2018 and Sunday 19th August 2018  Carnivorous Plant Society at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  This Show opens from 10.15am until 4.30pm.  Visitors can meet The Carnivorous Plant Society at this very special plant show, where you’ll find expert gardening advice on growing carnivorous plants.  Plants will be offered for sale.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Sunday 19th August 2018 – Rare Plant Fair at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD, opening from 10am until 4pm.  Entry is £6 per adult, which is a reduction on the usual entry and includes entry to the palace and gardens, children and members of the palace and gardens enter for free, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 25th August 2018 and Sunday 26th Augsut 2018Glasgow Botanic Gardens Fuchsia and Gladiola Show and Plant Fair, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 0UE.  Open from 10am until 6pm.

Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Holker Hall, Cumbria, LA11 7PL.  Open from 10am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August 2018Late Summer Plant Fair at The Walled Nursery, Water Lane, Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18 5DH.  This lovely plant fair opens from 11am until 4pm, admission is £2.

Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August 2018 and Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018 – The Dorothy Clive Garden Plant Hunters’ Fair, Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4EU.  This plant fair will be opening from 10am until 5pm on both days.  Entry to the gardens and fair is £4, which is half the standard garden  entry fee, and parking is free, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 26th August 2018 and Sunday 27th August 2018Harrow Lodge Show, Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch, Essex. RM11 1JR.  Open from 11am until 6pm, there’s free entry to this show, which features live music and trade stands selling an array of products, including plants.  The British Cactus and Succulent Society have a stand at this show.

Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Newburgh Priory ,Coxwold, North Yorkshire, YO61 4AS.  Open from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Friday 31st August 2018, Saturday 1st September 2018, Sunday 2nd September 2018Dundee Flower and Food Festival, Camperdown ark, Coupar, Angus Road, Dundee, Scotland, DD2 4TF.  For information on ticket prices, please click here.

Saturday 1st September 2018Chingford Horticultural Society Autumn Show, Mornington Hall, (at the end of Green Walk), Station Road, North Chingford, London E4 7EN.  The Show opens at 2pm, there is a plant sale and a sale of the show exhibits.

Saturday 1st September 2018Hedychium Open Day at Batchmere, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7LQ.  This is a special open day and the chance to visit a National Collection of Hedychium (gingers).  Look for signs directing visitors to the glasshouses where this lovely plant collection is housed.  For more information, please click here.

Saturday 1st September 2018Orsett Country Show, Orsett Showground, Rectory Roard, Orsett, Grays, Thurrock, Essex, RM16 3JN.  There’s lots to see and do at this family show, there are all kinds of exhibitors and stalls relating to horticulture, agriculture, art and crafts, schools, hobbies and much more besides.

Sunday 2nd September 2018 – Rare Plant Fair at Adwell House, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 7DQ.  Opening from 11am until 4pm, entry is £5 per adult, which includes entry to the gardens, and children enter for free.  For all the details, please click here.

Sunday 2nd September 2018 – Plant Hunters Fair at Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston Road, Ness, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 4AY, the fair opens 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 2nd September 2018 – 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 2nd September 2018 – 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 all the details, please click here.
For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

On Tuesday 4th September 2018, Wednesday 5th September 2018, Thursday 6th September 2018, Friday 7th September 2018Saturday 8th September 2018Sunday 9th September 2018 – Wisley Flower Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB.  This year is the 26th anniversary of this spectacular six-day floral extravaganza at RHS Garden Wisley, offering visitors 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.  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 special feature of this show.  The People’s Dahlia Competition is free to enter and there are prizes for all winners, simply bring your Dahlia flowers to the Dahlia Tent before 12 noon on both show dates.  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.

Friday 7th September 2018 – Specialist Plant Fair at The Coach House Garden, Ampney Crucis, Cirencester, GL7 5RY.  This Plant Fair is open from 10am until 2pm.  Visitors will find lots of wonderful specialist nurseries at this plant fair, this is a great fair to visit to buy climbers, topiary, and perennials.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 8th September 2018The Romsey Show, Broadlands Park, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9LQ.  There’s a lot to see at this country show, including plant sales from the British Cactus and Succulent Society.

Saturday 8th September 2018Littlehampton Town Show and Family Fun Day, Visitors will find lots to see and do at this special day out, including entertainment and plant sales.

Sunday 9th September 2018 – Plant Heritage Autumn Specialist Plant and Local Craft Fair, at Athelhampton House, Puddletown, Dorchester, DT2 7LG, opens from 10am until 3pm (the gardens remain open until 5pm).  Entry is £7, which includes entry to the gardens and extensive grounds of Athelhampton House, superb dining facilities are available, as well as refreshments and free parking.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Sunday 9th September 2018 – Weston Park Plant Hunters’ Fair, Weston-Under-Lizard,  near Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE.  This special plant fair will be opening from 10am until 4pm, entrance to the gardens and plant fair is £2.50.  Visitors will find 1000 acres of ‘Capability Brown’ parkland to explore and enjoy, for all the details, please click here.

Friday 14th September 2018, Saturday 15th September 2018, Sunday 16th September 2018The Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, Yorkshire, HG2 8PW.  Open from 9.30am until 5.30pm.  There is so much happening at this show, visitors will find a large number of specialist nurseries, as well as talks, exhibitions, demonstrations, gardens etc, for all the details, including tickets and prices, please click here.

Saturday 15th September 2018 and Sunday 16th September 2018 – Toby’s Garden and Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU.  Opening from 10am until 5pm.  This is the fourth year of this special garden festival, where you’ll find specialist nurseries, celebrity speakers, garden crafts and local foods.  Accompanied children under 16 enter for free, tickets are £8.50 when purchased in advance, for all the details and to purchase advance tickets online, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Forde Abbey can be found here.

Sunday 16th September  2018125th Anniversary of Borde Hill Garden Plant Fair, at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP.  This lovely plant fair will open from 10am to 5pm. Admission is  Adult £6.50 (which includes a £2 discount on plant fair day).
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Sunday 16th September 2018 – Rare Plant Fair at Llanover House, Llanover, near Abergavenny, NP7 9EF, opening from 11am until 4pm, entry is £5 which includes entry to the gardens, children enter for free, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 16th September 2018 – Henbury 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 garden entry price, for all the details, please click here.

Sunday 16th September 2018 – Mapperton Gardens and Plant Fair, Mapperton, nr Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR.  This plant fair opens from 10am – 4pm.  Admission is £3.  Visitors will enjoy the thirty stands throughout the grounds selling plants and garden ornaments.  Sawmill café and shop will be open.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 22nd September 2018Stokesley Show, The Showground, Helmsley Road, Stokesley, TS9 5JL.  Visitors will find the Teeside Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society with plant for sale, as well as other plant sales.  Open from 9am until 4.30pm.

Sunday 23rd September 2018 – Abbeywood 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 and parking is free, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 29th September 2018 and Sunday 30th September 2018 – Malvern Autumn Show at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW, opening 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.

Saturday 29th September 2018 and Sunday 30th September 2018Glasgow Botanic Gardens Plant Fair, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 0UE.  Open from 10am until 6pm.

Tuesday 2nd October 2018 and Wednesday 3rd October 2018The RHS London Harvest Festival Show opens from 10am until 5pm, at the RHS Lindley Hall, Westminster, London, SW1P 2QW.  RHS Members receive free entry to this show.  At this special 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.  Fruit experts will be answering questions and identifying different apple and fruit varieties – bring your fruit along to be identified.  At this show there are a few select stands selling plants, seeds, and other produce.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here
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Saturday 13th October 2018 and Sunday 14th October 2018 – Autumn Extravaganza , 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.
Information for disabled visitors to Great Comp Gardens can be found here.

Sunday 14th October 2018South East Cactus Mart at Crockham Hill Village Hall, Church Lane, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 6RP, open from 10am until 3pm.

On Wednesday 17th October 2018, Thursday 18 October 2018, Friday 19th October 2018, Saturday 20th October 2018 and Sunday 21st October 2018  Taste of Autumn at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  This special show celebrates everything wonderful about autumn, apples will be identified by RHS fruit experts.  The National Vegetable Society will be giving advice and providing information on how to grow vegetables, as well as displaying top quality vegetables that the NVS members have grown.  Plants will be offered for sale.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

On Sunday 21st October 2018  Conifer Plant Society Autumn Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB.  This Show opens from 10.15am until 4.30pm.  Visitors can meet The Conifer Society at this very special plant show, where you’ll find experts giving gardening advice on growing all types of conifers.  Plants will be offered for sale.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Friday 26th October 2018, from 5pm until 10pm, Saturday 27th October 2018, from 11am until 8pm, and Sunday 28th October 2018, from 11am until 6pm – The RHS London Urban Garden Show, RHS Lawrence Hall, Westminster, London, SW1P 2QD and the RHS Lindley Hall, Westminster, London, SW1P 2QW.  Tickets are £5 for RHS Members, and £8 in advance for non-members, or £9 on the day.
At this Urban Garden Show you’ll have the opportunity to buy plants suited to an urban environment from specialist growers offering houseplants and outdoor plants for urban gardens.  There will also be talks and features on exciting features of urban gardening. 
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.
You can find all the information about The RHS London Urban Garden Show here.

Saturday 3rd November 2018Chingford Horticultural Society Late Autumn Show, Mornington Hall, (at the end of Green Walk), Station Road, North Chingford, London E4 7EN.  The Show opens at 2pm, there is a plant sale and a sale of the show exhibits.

If I have missed your plant sale, swap, fair, festival, fete, or other event where plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes, or seeds will be sold, swapped, or given, please do get in contact – if you let me know the date, time, location and all the details of your event – I will be very happy to add your event to this calendar.

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One thought on “2018 Specialist Plant Fairs, Festivals, Sales, and Swaps

  1. Judy Popley

    March 10, 2018 at 2:38pm

    Thanks for including my plant fairs in your list (www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk) really appreciate it.
    If you need more information or images, just let me know!

    Judy

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  2. Judy Popley

    March 10, 2018 at 2:39pm

    Thanks for including my plant fairs in your list (www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk) really appreciate it. I am a one man (woman) organisation and love organising these events in fabulous gardens. Each plant nursery is invited to attend ensuring high quality plants on sale at fabulous prices. Many unusual, some rare, but all good growers.

    If you need more information or images, just let me know!

    Judy

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      Pumpkin Beth

      March 10, 2018 at 3:06pm

      Thanks Judy. I hope my calendar helps more people to find your events and to buy beautiful plants!
      Best wishes, Beth

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      Pumpkin Beth

      May 27, 2018 at 9:46pm

      Thank you Vicky, I have added it now – thanks so much for letting me know. I hope you’re having a lovely weekend, best wishes, Beth

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