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Suffolk Plant Heritage Autumn Plant Fair At Helmingham Hall Sunday September 13th 2015 10.00am – 4.00pm

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH 10.00am – 4.00pm



The annual Autumn Plant Fair, organised by Suffolk Plant Heritage in partnership with Helmingham Hall will be  held in the beautiful grounds of Helmingham Hall on Sunday September 13th  2015

Autumn is the Time to Plant:  Over 40 nurseries will be selling plants to suit every taste and pocket.  A chance  to buy fruit, nut and ornamental trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants and, of course, every type of bulb suitable

Bulbs of Iris ‘George’ will be given to the first 800 visitors to claim them, it is one of the most reliable of the  early flowering dwarf (reticulate type) iris bulbs and should encourage everyone to try this group of irises.

Plant Conservation: Our own propagation group will be selling a wide range plants including some from Plant  Heritage’s Threatened Plant Project.  Plant Collection Holders will be on hand selling plants and giving advice.

Including a selection of Sarah Cook’s Chelsea Gold Medal winning irises bred by Sir Cedric Morris and Jim Marshall with his new collection of historic Perpetual Flowering Carnations

Lots to Learn:  The Garden Marquee will host Gardening Workshops, with a range of practical gardening demonstrations, including tips on pruning, growing herbs for winter use and flowers for the autumn garden.

Our Plant Doctors will be available to offer advice on any gardening topic, to identify your mystery plants and Garden and Home Ornament:  Visitors can also browse among a wide range of exhibitors offering everything

from hand tools to soap and garden furniture to waistcoats

Eat, Drink and be Merry: The Plant Fair gives the whole family a full day out, live music, home made teas and lunches as well as a range of food stalls.  Visitors can enjoy the Grade 1 listed gardens of Helmingham Hall, with walled kitchen garden, herbaceous borders, roses and ancient deer park.

Tours of the gardens with Lady Tollemache, tickets £10 each, are bookable from the Helmingham Estate Office tel no 01473 890799

Entry to the Plant Fair and Helmingham Hall Gardens is £7.00 per adult.  Children are free.

Location:  Helmingham Hall is 9 miles NE of Ipswich on the B1077.  Post Code IP14 6EF

Plant Heritage is a national charity dedicated to the conservation of garden plants

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