2020 will be my 15th year running Flower Power Fairs. I decided to organise my own small plant fairs after I left Arley Hall where I had worked for 12 years.
It wasn’t easy at the start and I can honestly say it still isn’t easy to organise events. You are only as good as your last plant fair …. And it is vital to ensure that the exhibitors who attend the events are the best. And I like to think that they are! So I have a “collection” of dedicated fabulous plant specialists and growers whom mainly live in the North of England.
My aim is to link up serious plant enthusiasts and keen gardeners with growers and nurserymen to buy the latest in plants and shrubs as well as old favourites that have been around a long time, but which are increasingly difficult to buy from conventional garden centres. All the growers are invited to attend the fairs so that I can ensure quality plants, grown in the UK, and usually propagated and nurtured by themselves. Many of them offer unusual plants, not normally seen elsewhere, and all of them are knowledgeable gardeners. Please don’t be shy, ask them everything you need to know; they are always pleased to share their knowledge and tips.
The fairs take place at amazing venues, usually with a wonderful garden to wander through, and for 2020 we have FOUR gardens that aren’t usually open to the public. There are usually cafes or tea rooms to enjoy a little rest before you go around the stands again. At some of the fairs we also have accessory stands ranging from garden pots and planters, garden furniture to habitat homes for hedgehogs and occasionally jams and chutneys.
The events are nearly booked up and I am delighted with the quality of nurseries booking in to them. I’m just hoping that we shall have another wonderful summer as we did last year. Weather is crucial to a successful event and I sometimes curse the Weather forecasters for getting it wrong and putting people off from visiting.
All the latest information can be found on the LATEST NEWS
page including opening times, whether dogs are allowed, car parking etc. We are continually building on last year’s success so why not come along and see what we have to offer you?