On Sunday 10th April Mapperton House, near Beaminster hosts, for the 17th year, the largest Charity Specialist Plant Fair in Dorset with 30 nurseries and garden related stands exhibiting. These sales are a ‘must’ for keen gardeners and with specialist nurseries attending from throughout the South of England have proved very popular over the years for both the nurseries as well as the general public.
Along with the nurseries specialising from everything to shade loving plants, herbs, roses, alpines, Camellias and ferns you will also find a range of gifts, cards, plant supports and much more.
With the opportunity to visit the impressive Jacobean Manor House, which is open for guided tours for the first this year and its superb gardens, this makes a very good day out for plant, garden and history lovers.
There is a special price on the plant fair day of £6 for the Gardens only or £9 for the House & Gardens, a saving of £3, under 16’s free. Mapperton has a cafe and shop so it is easy to make this a full day out and is situated just 2 miles south east of Beaminster just off B3163 and 6 miles north east of Bridport off A35.
The Plant Sale is from 10.00am to 4.00pm and this year, the Earl and Countess of Sandwich have chosen the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance as the benefiting charity. Admission to the plant fair is £3, children under 16 are free.
Mapperton will also host the autumn plant fair on 18th September and there is another spring fair at Yarlington House near Wincanton on 14th May. For more information on all the fairs and a list of exhibitors go to www.PlantFairs.com