Plant lovers can meet up with some nationally-renowned local growers, see the best of their spring range and get some top growing tips at Wimborne’s Knoll Gardens on Saturday 22 April.
Hosted by the award-winning ornamental grasses specialist this is a specialist spring plant fair with a difference, featuring a selection of locally grown plants from nationally recognised nurseries.
Alongside Knoll’s own extensive display of grasses and flowering perennials, visitors will be able to browse and buy camellias and blueberries from Trehane nursery, azaleas and rhododendrons from the Koirin Azalea Centre, hardy perennials from Northbrook Nursery and unusual ferns and shrubs direct from wholesale grower Country Garden Plant Sales.
This year there will also be an opportunity to visit further stands in the garden at Knoll and take home locally made willow sculptures, find out more about Dorset’s wildlife organisations and meet up with representatives of local plant societies.
With some rare varieties and expert advice on hand the Specialist Plant Fair provides the perfect opportunity to pick up your choice of quality plants to complete a border, plant up containers or fill that awkward space in the garden.
One of the more unusual plants to look out for this year is the dwarf rhododendron Blue Bird. With small, rich blue/violet flowers and fragrant aromatic leaves, its electric blue flowers really brighten up a spring patio or border. Five new varieties of blueberry will also be on sale. With two not available elsewhere they cover the entire fruiting season and include the early fruiting blueberry Huron.
The Specialist Plant Fair runs from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 22 April and admission is free. Knoll Gardens is brown signed from the A31 at Wimborne. For more information about all the events at Knoll Gardens this year go to www.knollgardens.co.uk or call 01202 873931.