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BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair comes to Beaulieu

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GARDEN inspiration, expert advice and local produce will top the billing at the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair at Beaulieu this weekend.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the team are returning for the three-day horticultural showcase from today (Friday) until Sunday.

The event will include stalls from 30 nurseries and specialist growers (picture: Stuart Purfield)
The event will include stalls from 30 nurseries and specialist growers (picture: Stuart Purfield)

Visitors can enjoy a colourful array of plants and flowers, garden inspiration, expert advice and shopping with morning entry tickets including admission to Palace House and the National Motor Museum.

BBC2 Gardeners’ World presenters Adam Frost (today), Joe Swift (Saturday) and Frances Tophill (Sunday) will headline the event to share seasonal tips on spring gardens, wildlife, sustainability and planting choices.

The programme will also feature daily Plants of the World sessions hosted by Gardeners’ Question Time regular Matt Biggs.

This year headline sponsor Hillier Nurseries has created a garden showcase contrasting a contemporary side and a focus on outdoor entertaining, with a traditional cottage garden showing off vibrant border and Gertrude Jekyll-inspired planting.

Hillier’s experts will be on hand to offer advice with various plants also on sale.

The inspiration will continue with nine beautiful borders and four showcase gardens for visitors to enjoy.

The event will also include stalls run by 30 nurseries and specialist growers including Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, New Forest Hostas, Hampshire Carnivorous Plants, Pheasant Acre Plants and lily specialist H. W. Hyde.

There will be plenty to tempt the tastebuds at the BBC Good Food market featuring artisan food, drink and street treats, as well as an al fresco bar and bandstand featuring live music.

The BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair is open 9.30am-5pm daily.

Tickets are £19 for adults or £50 for a family. To find out more visit www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/bbc-gardeners-world-fair-spring

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