Rare Plant Fairs

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Rare Plant Fairs

The Rare Plant Fairs are held in gardens around the country and make a fantastic day out. Not only can you visit a beautiful garden, but each fair is attended by a good number of hand-picked specialist nurseries so you are guaranteed to find some exciting plants.


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.

For more information about the fairs, please see their website:

We are happy to accept orders for collection at the fairs. 

Please note: we are not attending any Rare Plant Fairs in 2024 due to other commitments. You are still welcome to pick up plants from the nursery (by arrangement), if you are local or visiting the area.





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