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4th March – Plant Fair

March 4, 2018

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It is with much regret that we will have to CANCEL the Plant and Gardening Fair this Sunday 4th March due to the adverse weather forecast over the next few days.Due to other commitments we are unable to reschedule the Plant Fair, but look forward to welcoming you all back next year, when we hope that the weather will be kinder to us.

Packed with inspiration and ideas for the Spring garden, Forde Abbey’s Plant and Gardening Fair is always held on the first Sunday in March, making it one of the earliest plant fairs in the South West. Once again in 2018, we will be hosting over thirty stalls selling plants and gardening sundries on Sunday 4th March from 10am – 4pm. Many of our plant stalls are back by popular demand, but there will also be some new faces too.

All the stallholders are happy to chat about their plants and stock, and to offer their expertise and share their enthusiasm, so do come along to see what you can add to your own garden – or just admire the beautiful plants on show!

The Plant Fair takes place at the beginning of our popular Crocus Week, a lovely time to see the garden waking up from its Winter hibernation and the Undercroft tearooms will be open throughout the day serving coffees, teas, light lunches and homemade cakes and biscuits.

The reduced entry fee to the Plant & Gardening Fair, including admission to Forde Abbey’s award-winning gardens, is £3. Parking is free. The Tearoom will be open from 10.30am until 4.30pm, and the Gift Shop, Eeles Pottery and the Abbey Nursery will also be open throughout the day. From 1st March and including Crocus Week (3rd to 11th March) normal garden admission rates will apply.

Stall holders (in no particular order):

Westcountry Nurseries
Malcom Allison Plants
Gardeners Delight Nursery
Tortworth Plants Ltd
Millwood Plants
Triffids Nursery
G T Plants
Barracott Plants
Tale Valley Nursery
C V Plants (Lower Severalls Nursery)
Wild Thyme
Hidden Valley nursery
Dorset Perennials
Elworthy Cottage Plants
In Clover
Meadow in My Garden
Blooming Hill Plants
Jackie & Colin’s Garden Services
Stone Illusions
Chris Cook Plants
Hardy Way Perennials
The Garden Fox
J K Willows
Edible Garden Nursery
Riverside Bulbs
Arthur Strange Ltd
Floyd’s Climbers and Clematis
Avon Bulbs
Peake  Perennials
Forget me Not
Metal Menagerie
Entwood Farm Plants
Stone Illusions – please can you contact the office by email: or by telephoning; 01460 220231


March 4, 2018


Forde Abbey
Forde Abbey
Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU United Kingdom
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01460 220231

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