Award winning Agapanthus grown in the New Forest
Final chance to see Fairweather's plants grown in Beaulieu for RHS Award of Garden Merit
Fairweather’s Wholesale Nursery in Beaulieu will open its doors for the 6th year running for just one weekend a year to enable everyone to enjoy the spectacle of their Agapanthus collection.
This flowering spectacle this year will be bigger and better than ever before, as it’s the final year to view plants that are being judged for a Royal Horticultural Society AGM (Award of Garden Merit), that will be decided this autumn.
On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July visitors can see behind the scenes of one Europe’s largest growers of Agapanthus and help build on the £13,500.00 that has been raised for charities to date for the National Gardens Scheme. Agapanthus, Lavenders and other perennials will be on sale throughout the weekend at special prices. The adjacent garden of Aline Fairweather who runs Fairweather’s Garden Centre in Beaulieu with her son, is open all day for Cream Teas and refreshments.
Fairweather’s hold a National Collection of Agapanthus, that extends to over 500 cultivars gathered from around the world. Hardy deciduous types are planted out in beds and the larger flowered evergreens forms are grown in large containers. Agapanthus gets their name from the Greek word agape=love and anthos= flower and are also called Lily of the Nile.
Tours of the nursery with Patrick Fairweather will start at 11.30am and 2.30pm, including a demonstration of how to get the best from your Agapanthus, including tips on watering, feeding and dividing. Patrick will advise how to combine Agapanthus with other summer flowering plants.
Lavenders and a wide range of other perennials are also grown on the nursery which develops many new plants each year.
Entry is £3.00 per person to the National Gardens Scheme. To date Fairweather’s have given over £13,500 to the charity which provides valuable support to Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Hospice UK plus other worthwhile charities.