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Pensthorpe's Specialist Plant Day

Gardening enthusiasts can take advantage of the expertise of many of the county’s top nurseries and growers at the Specialist Plant Day at Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, on Sunday 9 September 2018.

Organised in partnership with the Norfolk Nursery Network (NNN), the event will see 16 Norfolk nurseries selling a range of plants from exotic and rare species to traditional favourites.

The participating nurseries will also have experts on hand to answer gardening questions and solve green-fingered dilemmas.

Pensthorpe Plant Sale

Deb Jordan, owner of Pensthorpe Natural Park comments: “This is a rare opportunity to find many of the county’s finest independent nurseries showcasing their plants and produce. The event, which is now in its eighth year, is proving a mainstay on gardeners’ calendars and provides a source of great inspiration, as well as an opportunity to see our own gardens at a special discounted price.”

Entry to the Specialist Plant Day costs £1 per adult, whilst children can attend for free or a small donation. All proceeds raised will go to The Escape Project – Family Action, a local charity which promotes wellbeing through community gardening.

Pensthorpe gardens
To celebrate hosting the event, Pensthorpe is offering reduced entry to all visitors on 9th September 2018, enabling people to enjoy the wider nature reserve and its collection of five stunning gardens for just £8.95 per person, whilst children under 3 remain free.

Trevor Harrison from the Norfolk Nursery Network comments: “We are proud to assemble some of the area’s most experienced growers for this event, who are passionate about their products and keen to share their expertise, tips and stunning varieties. And where better to be inspired with new ideas than at Pensthorpe, where their own beautiful gardens have been designed by some of the best in the world?”

Participating nurseries include NNN members Creake Nursery, Dover Farm Plants, Mandy Plants, Natural Surroundings, Norfolk Herbs, Panache Plants, West Acre Gardens and Woodgate Nursery, along with guests Escape Project, Jelly Cottage Nursery, Norfolk Garden Trust, Predator Plants, Riverside Bulbs, Shrubland Park Nursery, Toby Winterbourn and Woottens of Wenhaston.

For more information about Pensthorpe Natural Park visit or call 01328 851465.


Bill and Deb Jordan at Pensthorpe