We are delighted to welcome Ian and Teresa from Rare Plant Fairs back to the garden again this year, and for a very special year as they are now in their 25th year!
The Fairs were originally founded by Derry Watkins back in 1994. At that time, there were far fewer plant fairs and horticultural shows available for nurseries to attend, and Derry started Rare Plant Fairs to try to remedy this. Over the years, the Fairs went from strength to strength, and since 2008, they have been organised by representatives from the nurseries themselves. All the events now held in beautiful and unique gardens, offering the visitor the complete horticultural day out. The original idea remains as good as ever, with the Fairs continuing to be extremely popular with nurseries and gardeners alike.