18th April 2021 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Included in Garden admission (Pre-booking required)

Following the huge success of last year’s Specialist Plant Fair, the Plant Fairs Roadshow returns to Borde Hill Garden this spring with a wide range of locally grown, garden-worthy and unusual plants to inspire keen gardeners.

An exciting line-up of independent UK nurseries from across five counties in the South East (including several RHS exhibitors) will be exhibiting on the South Lawn and the Plant Fairs Roadshow’s very own Plant Doctor will be able to answer questions and help visitors find the right plant for the right place. Borde Hill’s Garden Team will also be available during the event to answer questions too (with social distancing, of course).

The spring plant fair is a wonderful time to visit Borde Hill, with a great display of rhododendrons, azaleas and flowering trees, bluebells starting to show their heads above the ground in Warren Wood, tulips en masse and 1,000 Fritillaria orientalis ‘Rubra’ providing a feast for the eyes in the Italian Garden.

Nurseries include:

* Beechbridge Nursery, Kent –  a small nursery that propagates and grows a wide selection of predominantly hardy herbaceous perennials on site

* Charleshurst Farm Nursery, West Sussex  – mostly shrubs and small trees (many rarely offered); specialities include a good range of daphnes and Acer palmatum, nearly all propagated and grown on site

* Copton Ash, Kent – one of the South East’s leading galanthus enthusiasts in addition to a wide range of alpines, dryland/Mediterranean and woodland plants

* Cottage Garden Plants, Essex – Old favourites, including astrantia, dierama, epimedium, geranium, geum, hemerocallis, Iris sibirica  and tradescantia, also some unusual or hard to find plants

* Daisy Roots, Herts – an RHS gold medal winner at both Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court, with a choice and unusual range of perennials and grasses aimed at those with dry-ish condition

* Forget Me Not Plants, Sussex – a range of unusual and cottage garden perennials along with grasses, annuals, bi-annuals and potted bulbs, all good for encouraging wildlife

* Hardy’s Garden Plants, Hants – well known at the RHS Shows, with a multitude of gold medals (over 22 at Chelsea Flower Show alone), offering a great range of herbaceous perennials

* Marcus Dancer Plants, Hants – a wide range of Clematis, Climbers, Shrubs and herbaceous perennials

* Miles Japanese Maples, Hants – specialising in Japanese maples, propagated both by seed and grafting, forms of Acer palmatum, A. japonicum and A. shirasawanum. High-quality, well-grown plants at sensible prices

* Pelham Plants, Sussex – a broad range of choice hardy herbaceous, including late season perennial plants and grasses that combine with them

* Pheonix Plants,Hants – hardy perennials, many prairie plants, umbellifers and chalk lovers, suitable for a wide range of pollinating insects, plus unusual annuals and bulbs

* Pineview Plants, Kent – an RHS medal-winning nursery with an extensive and ever-changing range of perennial plants from rare, new or unusual, to easy, interesting and reliable, plus an huge choice of shade-lovers, including many epimedium

* Plantbase, Kent –  a regular exhibitor at RHS shows including Chelsea and Hampton Court, with a range of  weird, wonderful and exotics from around the world

* Southon Plants, Sussex – a very large range of new and unusual perennials both hardy and tender, including plants for containers

* Swallowfield, Kent – specialist nursery growing a wide range of cottage garden and unusual perennials, good range of auricula and salvia

* Usual & Unusual Plants, Sussex – perennials shrubs, interesting (some rare) and garden worthy varieties

* Riverside Bulbs, Suffolk – suppliers of a wide range of interesting flower bulbs for autumn and spring planting, and, in the green, tulips, daffodils, lilies, dahlias and more

Included in Garden admission (FREE to Borde Hill Members)

Historic Houses/Members: Free entry does not apply for this special event
Gardeners’ World 2For1 or other discount vouchers are not valid