Plant Heritage ready for National Gardening Week

Plant Heritage is expecting a busy week during National Gardening Week, with six talks, three National Plant Collection open days, three plant fairs, one visit and the national AGM.

National Gardening Week kicks off on April 13 for four days and those with a passion for Primula can visit two National Plant Collections during that week.

Drointon Nurseries’ Collection of Primula auricular in Ripon, Yorkshire will be open on Saturday April 18 from 10am to 4pm.

A second collection of Primula auricular will be open on Sunday April 19 (11am- 4.30pm) at Regina’s Cottage, in Carmarthenshire.

Walnut and wingnut fans can visit the National Plant Collections of Juglans & Pterocarya at Upton Wold, in Moreton-in-Marsh, which is open to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme on Sunday April 19, 11am – 5pm.

Three regional plant fairs will take place, with specialist nurseries and some rare and unusual plants. The Essex Group’s Spring Plant Fair at RHS Hyde Hall will take place on April 18 and 19.

The North Wales Group will hold their plant hunters fair on April 19 at Penrhyn Castle, the same day the Devon Group will hold their regular plant fairs at Burrow Farm Nurseries, Axminster.

Six Talks by National Plant Collection Holders and horticulture experts will be taking place around the country, including a talk in Staffordshire by Helen Picton who holds the National Plant Collection of Aster & related genera and recently co-authored “The Plant Lover’s Guide to Asters” with her father Paul Picton.

Lady Catherine Erskine & Mr Elliot Forsyth from Cambo Gardens in Fife who hold one of the National Plant Collections of Galanthus will also be giving a talk on “Cambo 200 years on”.

The week will also see the Somerset Group host Plant Heritage’s National AGM from April 17-19, in Wells.

Plant Heritage members from across the country will gather to enjoy interesting talks, garden visits and share rare and unusual plants that have been propagated in the Annual Plant Exchange.

Plant Heritage is expecting a busy week during National Gardening Week, with six talks, three National Plant Collection open days, three plant fairs, one visit and the national AGM.

National Gardening Week kicks off on April 13 for four days and those with a passion for Primula can visit two National Plant Collections during that week.

Drointon Nurseries’ Collection of Primula auricular in Ripon, Yorkshire will be open on Saturday April 18 from 10am to 4pm.

A second collection of Primula auricular will be open on Sunday April 19 (11am- 4.30pm) at Regina’s Cottage, in Carmarthenshire.

Walnut and wingnut fans can visit the National Plant Collections of Juglans & Pterocarya at Upton Wold, in Moreton-in-Marsh, which is open to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme on Sunday April 19, 11am – 5pm.

Three regional plant fairs will take place, with specialist nurseries and some rare and unusual plants. The Essex Group’s Spring Plant Fair at RHS Hyde Hall will take place on April 18 and 19.

The North Wales Group will hold their plant hunters fair on April 19 at Penrhyn Castle, the same day the Devon Group will hold their regular Plant Fairs at Burrow Farm Nurseries, Axminster.

Six Talks by National Plant Collection Holders and horticulture experts will be taking place around the country, including a talk in Staffordshire by Helen Picton who holds the National Plant Collection of Aster & related genera and recently co-authored “The Plant Lover’s Guide to Asters” with her father Paul Picton.

Lady Catherine Erskine & Mr Elliot Forsyth from Cambo Gardens in Fife who hold one of the National Plant Collections of Galanthus will also be giving a talk on “Cambo 200 years on”.

The week will also see the Somerset Group host Plant Heritage’s National AGM from April 17-19, in Wells.

Plant Heritage members from across the country will gather to enjoy interesting talks, garden visits and share rare and unusual plants that have been propagated in the Annual Plant Exchange.

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