One weekend opportunity to see award-winning Agapanthus in Beaulieu
Fairweather's Nursery open 20 and 21 July for visitors in aid of National Gardens Scheme
Fairweather’s Wholesale Nursery in Beaulieu opens its doors for the 7th year running. Opening for just one weekend a year, it enables everyone to enjoy their exotic collection of Agapanthus plants.
This flowering spectacle will proudly show the plants that were judged and awarded and AGM (Award of Garden Merit) by the Royal Horticultural Society. It will include the award winning Agapanthus Fireworks (pictured), which received 3rd place for the Best New Plant at the Chelsea Flower Show and crowned Best in Show for the New Plant Awards at the HTA National Plant Show.
On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July, visitors can see behind the scenes of one Europe’s largest growers of Agapanthus and help build on the £20,000 to date that has been raised by Fairweather's for charities for the National Gardens Scheme.
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
Agapanthus Open Weekend 20 and 21 July
Fairweather's Hilltop Nursery will be open from 9.30am with tours of the nursery with Patrick Fairweather, at 11.00am, 12.30pm 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. Throughout the open weekend, agapanthus, lavenders and other perennial plants will be on sale 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. Find out more about Fairweather's Garden Centre here.
Entry is £3.50 per person to the National Gardens Scheme. To date Fairweather’s have given over £20,000 to the charity which provides valuable support to Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Hospice UK plus other worthwhile charities.
How to find Fairweather's Hilltop Nursery
Fairweather’s Hilltop Nursery will be clearly signposted off the B3054 between Dibden Purlieu and Beaulieu at Hilltop, Beaulieu Hampshire SO42 7YR
Visit www.fairweathers.co.uk or call 01590 612113 for more information