Rare plant fair at Market Deeping

Colin and Karan Ward at Swines Meadow Farm Nursery. Photo: SG170412-08MD
Colin and Karan Ward at Swines Meadow Farm Nursery. Photo: SG170412-08MD

Twelve nurseries growing rare and unusual plants will share their expertise at a fair in Market Deeping on Sunday, April 21.

It’s a rare opportunity for growers and amateur gardeners to see lots of unusual plants not normally seen in big garden centres, and the fair also offers the chance for visitors to talk to knowledgeable nursery people about the best ways of looking after the exotics.

Colin is building up a stock of exotic and rare plants to propagate and sell on. He said: “These plants are rare for a reason, probably because they are hard or slow to propagate, so for most plants we only end up with half a dozen or so a year and demand often outstrips what we produce.”

The plant fair is at the nursery in Towngate East from 10am to 3pm, admission £1.50.