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The Spring Plant Fair at RHS Wisley, which this year runs from 22nd to 24th March, is a lovely way to launch the show season and celebrate the start of Spring. 

Wisley’s Spring show takes place in a marquee within the gardens and is very relaxed and friendly so I always have lots of opportunities to chat to gardeners and share my tips on growing hardy plants. I love to hear other people’s experiences and ideas and I like to find out about their growing conditions so that I can help them choose the right plant for the right place. 

This show happens just ahead of the peak season for Camassia and Uvularia which are in full bloom in April and May so it’s a chance for gardeners to buy some potted up ready to plant in their pots and borders for an almost instant display over the weeks that follow. I can promise plenty of spring and early summer inspiration and a good selection of hardy plants from my nursery which will be available to buy, including some of my favourite varieties of Convallaria with their characteristic English country garden scent which are always a joy in springtime. 

If you can’t get to Wisley, I am happy to arrange private nursery visits and April is a lovely month to come for a look round and see the Camassia and Uvularia in bloom. We are not a retail nursery so are not open to the public but we do take bookings for pre-arranged visits. Book early for April and May as these are our busiest months. We also have open days, which are in May, August and September.  We’re in the pretty village of Alne near York in North Yorkshire. 

Wisley is the first of a busy schedule of RHS shows for Hare Spring Cottage Plants. To find out where we’ll be in 2019 visit our events page.

Nursery Open Days will be held on May 4th and 5th, August 10th and 11th and September 21st and 22nd. All are welcome to visit on these days. To arrange a visit outside these dates please contact via email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..