HPS Somerset Early Spring Plant Fair
Saturday 23 March 2024, 10am-3pm, Yeo Valley Organic Garden, Blagdon, Somerset
Yeo Valley is a beautiful organic garden with six and a half acres of ornamental and edible plants in a seasonal patchwork. The early spring plant fair is a great opportunity to visit this great regional garden while taking the opportunity to stock up with some early season plant treasures. Why not enjoy coffee and cake or a light lunch in their lovely cafe too?
Burrow Farm Gardens Spring Plant Fair
Sunday 31 March 2024, 10am-3pm, Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood, Axminster EX13 7ET
Easter Sunday is a great day to visit Burrow Farm Gardens and grab some spring plant treasures. The plant fair is open until 3pm but the gardens are open until 6pm. Entrance to the fair is £2 but this will be taken off the entry price to the gardens. RHS members will have free access to the plant fair. On-site cafe for drinks, cake and light lunches.
Forde Abbey Gardens Spring Plant Fair
Saturday 6 April 2024, 10am-3pm, Forde Abbey Estate, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU
Recently relaunched and redesigned, 1 month later so the weather and the plants for sale are more likely to be in better form. Lovely gardens to visit including the spectacular fountain. On-site cafe for drinks, cake and light lunches.
Mapperton Spring Fair
Sunday 14 April 2024, 10am-4pm, Mapperton House, Mapperton, Beaminster
Mapperton’s famous Spring Plant Fair is one of the largest and most popular specialist plant fairs in Dorset. It’s a great day out for plant lovers and features stalls from specialist plantsmen all over the region. Access to the superb gardens (winner of the Garden of the Year 2020 Historic Houses award) is included in the entry price. The entry money goes to a charity of Mapperton’s choice. The Coach House café will be open serving hot drinks and snacks.
The Walled Garden Moreton
Saturday 20 April 2024, 10am-4pm, The Walled Garden, Moreton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8RG
This is a new show organised by Plant Fairs, offering a mix of high quality nurseries and other gardening related stalls, all in the setting of The Walled Garden at Moreton – a beautiful five-acre landsca
Yarlington Spring Plant Fair
Saturday 11 May 2024, 10am – 4pm, Yarlington House, Yarlington, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 8DY
Stands are set in the delightful parkland to the front and side of Yarlington House. With Becky and Rob of Plant Fairs organising this as well as Mapperton Plant Fair we’re confident this will be another great event. Entrance money goes to St Marys Church and Yarlington Village Hall.
Athelhampton Spring Plant Fair
Sunday 12 May 2024, 10am-3pm, Athelhampton House and Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, DT2 7LG
Plant Heritage Dorset always lay on a really good plant fair. The emphasis is on early season plants, plant-related items and some local crafts. Admission includes access to the splendid grounds and gardens.
Stockland Summer Fair
Monday 27 May 2024, Stockland Victory Hall, Stockland, Devon,EX14 9EF
Expect another great day out at Stockland’s traditional country fair with oodles to see and do. Old fashioned games, crafts, home baking and plant stalls, family entertainment and the world famous Stockland Eggathon. Refreshments in the village hall, BBQs and a bar. Admission £2.50, children free.
Somerset HPS Summer Plant Fair
Saturday 15 June 2024, 10am-3pm, Batcombe House, Longleat Ln, Holcombe, Radstock BA3 5DQ
A new venue for this plant fair and coinciding with Batcombe House’s garden opening under the NGS. Expect the usual high quality nursery stalls in this plantswoman’s and designer’s garden of two parts – one a riot of colour; the other a calm contemporary amphitheatre. For admission details see the NGS website.
Abbotsbury June Plant Fair
Sunday 23 June 2024, 10am-3pm, Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, Buller’s Way, Abbotsbury, nr Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4LA
This late June fair, organised by Plant Heritage Dorset in conjunction with Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, offers difficult-to-find perennials, exotics, some tender plants & also crafts. Admission includes access to the splendid grounds and gardens, which remain open until 5pm .
Devon HPS Summer Fair
Sunday 30 June 2024, 10am-3pm, Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood, Axminster EX13 7ET
Visit Burrow Farm Gardens and grab some summer plant treasures. The plant fair is open until 3pm but the gardens are open until 6pm. Entrance to the fair is £2 but this will be taken off the entry price to the gardens. RHS members will have free access to the plant fair. On-site cafe for drinks, cake and light lunches.
Uplyme Summer Flower and Produce Show
Saturday 3 August 2024, 2-5pm, Uplyme Village Hall and King George V Playing Fields, Lyme Road, Uplyme, DY7 3UY
Organised by the Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society, the show focuses on horticulture, gardening, the natural world and the local environment. As well as fine flowers and produce entered for the classes in the marquee, there will be stalls, demonstrations and education exhibits. And of course you might just give in to the temptations of the cream teas and cakes! Uplyme Church flower festival is on at the same time. Entrance £1 all adults; 16 and under free.
The Oak Fair
Saturday and Sunday 24-25 August 2024, 10am-5pm, Stock Gaylard Estate, Lydlinch, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2BG
The Oak Fair is a marvellous 2-day event celebrating the countryside, conservation, woodland timber and traditional craft. There are over 200 exhibitors, traditional craft demonstrations, big machinery shows, heavy horse logging and lots of local foods and drinks. There’s a marvellous atmosphere at this show so do try and fit it into your calendar.
Abbotsbury Autumn Plant Fair
Sunday 1 September 2024, 10am-3pm, Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, Buller’s Way, Abbotsbury, nr Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4LA
Organised by Plant Heritage Dorset in conjunction with Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, the autumn fair offers difficult-to-find perennials, exotics, some tender plants & also crafts. Admission includes access to the splendid grounds and gardens, which remain open until 5pm .
Forde Abbey Autumn Plant and Gardening Fair
Saturday 7 September 2024,10.30am-3pm, Forde Abbey Estate, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU
This plant fair takes place at the perfect transition between late summer and early autumn. The fair entry fee allows admission to Forde Abbey’s award winning 30-acre gardens. This is a real bargain compared with full price admission so do take advantage. Coffee shop, gift shop and on-site nursery too. A great day out.
Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival
Saturday and Sunday 14 and 15 September 2024, 10am-4pm, Durrants Field, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DQ
You may wonder why we’re going to a cheese festival. But apart from the obvious attraction it’s a venue for high quality local artisan craft. Also featuring live music, food producers other than cheese, children’s activities and an ale and cider bar. What’s not to like?
Handmade for Christmas
9 November to 24 December 2023, The Workhouse Chapel, Bath Road, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DS
This six-week slice of Christmas shopping heaven brings together a glorious mix of unique and beautiful gifts from 40 local designers, artists and makers. The brilliant Rose Hatcher hosts an annual extravaganza of loveliness with an exceptional range of fairly priced, properly hand-crafted gifts. We’re one of the artisans invited to take part. You can probably find all your Christmas presents here and why not treat yourself too – go on, you deserve it. Oh, and there’s a lovely toasty log fire as well.
Saturday 11 November to Saturday 23 December 2023 Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX
This Christmas exhibition always features really high quality craft and design, and we’re delighted to be there with Ceserani Sculpture with some of our Form and Flow series of figurative sculptures. Originals in steel and bronzes available. The full range of sculptures in the series can be found here.
Stockland Christmas Fair
Saturday 2 December 2023 10am-12noon, Stockland Victory Hall, Stockland, Devon,
Stockland’s Christmas Fair is great fun with local art and craft stalls, seasonal food, and Father Christmas paying a visit too!