Specialist Autumn Plant Fair
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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The Plant Fairs Roadshow returns to Borde Hill Garden with a fantastic range of interesting, affordable and unusual plants to inspire keen gardeners.

The Plant Fairs Roadshow is a collective of specialist nurseries who will be setting up their stalls on the Azalea Ring to provide a mouth-watering range of interesting, rare and unusual plants for plant hungry gardeners.  The Plant Fairs Roadshow’s very own Plant Doctor will be on hand to answer questions and help visitors find exactly the right plant for the right place too. And of course Borde Hill’s own gardening team will be available during the event to answer your questions, as well as giving free guided tours of the Garden at 11am and 2pm.

Late summer is a great time to visit the Garden, with dahlias, Japanese anemones, hydrangeas, miscanthus, berberis, sedums, helenium and, of course, roses, all providing sumptuous colour well into autumn. The Jay Robins Rose Garden, with its 750 plus David Austin English roses, continues to stop visitors in their tracks with its colour and fragrance, and contrasts well with the adjacent Blue Borders. These are where Symphyotrichum ‘Little Carlow’, S. ‘Monch’ and Aconitum carmichaelii Arendsii group all take centre stage at this time of year.

And don’t miss Paradise Walk, a perennial border recently designed by Chris Beardshaw with plantings including Agastache ‘Blue Boa’, Geranium ‘Rozanne’, Eriophyllum lanatum and Actaea ‘James Compton.’

Visitors will also be able to enjoy over 50 sculptures and paintings throughout the Garden until the end of September, as part of ‘The Artist’s Garden’ exhibition.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Nurseries include:

Beechbridge Nursery
Chailey Iris Garden
Charleshurst Nursery
Clares Chillies
Copton Ash
Cottage Garden Plants
Daisy Roots
Fleur de Lys
Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants
Hedgehog Plants
Miles Japanese Maples
Pelham Plants
Phoenix Plants
Pineview Plants
Riverside Bulbs
Rose Cottage Nursery
Southon Plants
Swallowfields Nursery[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]Tickets 

Included in Garden entry (FREE to Borde Hill Members)
RHS Members receive a 20% discount for this event. RHS Adult: £8.40, RHS Concession: £8.00

Historic Houses and Gardeners’ World 2FOR1 are valid for this event.

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‘Wild Herbs & Spices’ – Woodland Foraging Walk
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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A gentle woodland walk around Warren Wood to discover wild edibles of the season.

You’ll find out how to use autumnal shoots, roots, seeds, fruits (and fungi if we’re lucky) as flavourings in your dishes and drinks. Your guide, Sussex forager Sarah Watson, will discuss how to forage responsibly and safely identify edible plants and fungi.

You’ll also get ideas for using autumn foraged fare in delicious recipes, and a chance to try some wild preserves, such as vinegars and syrups.

Everything will be provided for you, although you may want to bring your own pen, notebook and water bottle.

No experience necessary, open to all.

Workshop run by Sussex forager Sarah Watson:

Includes wild preserve tasters and recipe ideas.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Tickets
£35.00 (including Garden admission until 5pm)
Advance booking required

The workshop will take place outside in the Woodland – please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear suitable for walking in the wet or mud.

Please bring a water bottle.

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