Five-year-old Naomi growing her support for Plant Fair

Two-day Fair takes place at St Michael's on 4th - 5th May

Plant lovers from Herefordshire and beyond will be flocking to St Michael’s Hospice next month.

For two days, on 4th and 5th May, a wide range of greenery, from bedding plants and annuals to trees and shrubs, all grown by professional and amateur gardeners, will be sold.

Few of the growers though will be quite as young, or keen, as five-year-old Naomi Jones.

Naomi, from Ledbury, has spent the past few weeks growing plants and flowers for the Fair which is held at the Hospice in Bartestree.

‘We heard about the Plant Fair through my mum who picked up a leaflet,’ said Naomi’s mum, Alison.

‘Naomi loves to plant things. She’s been growing tomatoes, fuchsias and petunias for the Fair and plans to pop out on the first day.

‘We haven’t had any family members who have needed care from St Michael’s, but I know about the good work the Hospice does in the community.’

A number of schools around the county are helping out by growing plants and flowers for the Fair, while a number of exhibitors are also set to attend.

‘It’s wonderful to see the enthusiasm shown by Naomi,’ said Gaynor Warren, Plant Fair Co-ordinator.

‘Despite her tender age, she is a great example that you can never be too young to experience the joy of nurturing your own plants and flowers.

‘We would like to thank her for her support, and look forward to welcoming her to St Michael’s for the Plant Fair.’

Admission to the Fair is free.

More details here