Whether you’ve just discovered the joys of the great outdoors, or you’ve rediscovered a hobby you simply didn’t have time for, gardening has never been more popular.

Below is all the information you need to make the most of our Plant Fair 2021…

Novice gardener, or professional horticulturist

Whichever you are, the St Michael’s Hospice Plant Fair will provide inspiration, advice and the perfect excuse for a good mooch.

This free event, sponsored by Lyonshall Nurseries, will feature a wide range of items grown by the community, plus traders selling their wares. Talks on a range of horticultural subjects will also take place across the two days.

There will be the chance to grow your plants beforehand for us to sell at the Fair, and for the first time we are launching a Garden in a Container competition, open to children and adults.

Explore a wide range of stalls including herbaceous perennials; annuals and bedding plants; trees and shrubs; indoor plants, plus fruit and vegetables – all grown and donated by our community.  

Other products on sale include plant pots, garden furniture, pottery, preserves, gifts, stationery, strawberries, asparagus and refurbished hand tools.

There will also be new traders for 2021 whose items include handmade wooden homeware, handcrafted silver jewellery, handcrafted fused glassware, plus specimen plants and Japanese maples. 

There will also be new traders for 2021 whose items include handmade wooden homeware, handcrafted silver jewellery, handcrafted fused glassware, plus specimen plants and Japanese maples. Visitors can also bring loppers, secateurs, shears, kitchen knives and scissors to be sharpened by Dan Whistance.

Talks will also take place. Details to be announced in due course. 

Lunches and refreshments will be available to purchase on the day.

Visitors can leave their plants at our Plant Creche. There will also be a bring-and-buy stall, featuring garden equipment and accessories, and a raffle.

Design and make your own ‘Garden in a Container’.

All the details you need are below.

Rules 

  1. Container any shape or material – use your imagination. See size restrictions below. 
  1. Size MAXIMUM 30cm height, 30cm width, 30cm depth. 
  1. Age Categories KS1 (R-Y2); KS2 (Y3-Y6); Everyone else (Aged 12 – 112) 
  1. Enter online here by 12pm on Tuesday 1st June. 
  1. Entry fee £5 per person (includes a free drink at the Plant Fair café). 
  1. Label your garden on the back or underneath with NAME, AGE CATEGORY, CONTACT NUMBER. 
  1. Drop off at the Plant Fair on Friday 4th June between 1pm and 4pm. You will be given a drop-off time slot when you enter online. Deliver to the gazebo in the Education Car Park (no cars allowed). Judging will be carried out on Friday evening and winners will be notified on Saturday morning. 
  1. Prizes First, Second and Third prizes awarded in each category.  
  1. Collect your garden after 3pm on Saturday 5th June. 

The full list of exhibitors attending the Plant Fair can be viewed here

If you’re interested in exhibiting at our Plant Fair, please contact Gaynor Warren on gwarren@smhospicehereford.org

Each year we ask for donations of plants to sell at the Fair. 

If you are sowing seeds, growing-on plug plants or dividing your perennials during lockdown, and would be able to donate half a dozen plants to us, please contact Gaynor on 01432 852 630 or email gwarren@smhospicehereford.org for details of when and how to deliver them to us. 

We accept all sorts of plants and just ask that you label them clearly. For tomato plants, please add their variety.  

Thank you to all our green-fingered community supporters who have donated high quality plants for our previous Plant Fairs.

Entry to the Plant Fair is free of charge.

However, numbers will be limited and at busy periods we may only be allowed to admit a certain number of people. 

Parking, also free of charge, is available at St Michael’s (postcode for sat nav – HR1 4HA).  

Please walk or cycle if you can.

A golf buggy will be on hand to transport visitors from the car park to the Fair and back again, should they wish to use it.