Not only is the garden looking at its very finest over June, but there is also a plant fair, in addition to the Nursery, selling a range of rare and unusual plants, details of which can be found below.
Please note: the plant fair runs from 11am to 4pm and entrance is £5.
We have a one way system for parking, so please use the field entrance, 100 yards past the main entrance. Please do also bring cash as many of the stands do not accept card.
The Herb Nursery – we are a small family run nursery which has developed on the same site for over forty years (started 1976).We specialise in Herbs, Wild flowers, Cottage garden plants and Pelargoniums which are sold direct to gardeners. Ninety-five per cent of all plants sold are grown on site.
Don Wilton – holds the national collection of Euphorbias ,grown on his allotment in Sheffield
Norwell Nurseries - we specialise in rare and unusual herbaceous perennials as well as Cottage Garden Plants, Woodland plants, shade lovers, hardy Chrysanthemums, hardy Geraniums, Hemerocallis, choice bulbs and Grasses. All are grown in our inspirational gardens which are free to look around whenever the nursery is open. We have the dispersed National collection of Hardy Chrysanthemums and hold over 140 varieties as well as the National Collection of Astrantias. The nursery website www.norwellnurseries.co.uk features 2,000 different plants for sale and these can be preordered and brought to the plant fair for payment on the day.
Bagthorpe Green Nursery - selling rare and unusual hardy perennials plus some shrubs.
Smart Plants – Stuart & Anita Smart
Linda Scott - independent nursery for 20 years, working from home and selling plants at plant fairs in the Midlands. I specialise in Hardy Geraniums though also sell a few other unusual and interesting perennials. I always loved gardening and growing and propagating plants. I produced far more plants than I could use and had given many away to friends and relatives who didn’t want any more, so the nursery came about as a hobby and addiction to plants that just got out of control.
Trish and Peter Kohn – we formerly grew plants to sell to visitors to their garden (Kerrachar) in NW Sutherland. They now work for the Friends of Sheffield Botanic Garden mainly growing plants both for use in the garden and to sell to raise funds They specialise in raising herbaceous perennials from seed.. Trish has a particular interest in plants from South Africa (and will be planting out in large new area in the Botanic Gardens this year) and Peter grows a range of Meconopsis species and forms.
Denise Green, Plantazia London - I developed my plant nursery back in 2011 after realising my interest/passion in propagating plants over the years was now becoming more than a hobby. Each year since then I have attended many Specialist Plant Fairs at some wonderful locations around the country. I take a wide selection of Herbaceous Perennials , to hopefully cater for all tastes and always try to introduce some more unusual plants each year.
Morton Nurseries – we sell choice and unusual shrubs, seasonal perennials. Nursery welcomes visitors and group visits. We were televised on gardeners world for Tatton flower show and on the nursery this year. We can also bring plant pre ordered for customers to collect from plant fair.
J Wilson Hardy Plants – we sell a variety of homegrown perennials and grasses, specialising in asters, rudbeckias and other late season flowers. We are based in Leicestershire, and sell at a variety of farmers markets and plant fairs in the East Midlands.
At Plant Wild - husband and wife team Steven and Lindsay are passionate about growing British wildflowers. Plants are of UK native provenance and many are fantastic for attracting bees, butterflies, insects and wildlife to the garden. The range includes wildflowers for Meadows, Cottage Garden, Wetland, Woodland and Shade, which are great for garden enthusiasts, schools, landscapers, conservationists and community groups. Peatfree compost is used throughout the nursery for the plug plants. From 2019 PlantWild will also be complementing their plant range with a selection of wildflower and wildlife themed gifts from specialist artists and craftsmen, including botanic art, pottery and textiles.
Summerfield – we are a family run nursery, we are specialist growers of Herbaceous Perennials and Shrubs at Poppleton in the vale of York.
Ruth Hall - Ruth and Bryan concentrate on the more rare and unusual herbaceous perennials whilst at the same time having a selection of established border favourites. We also grow a good selection of rockery plants, in addition to a rockery these compact low growing plants fit well in a trough, bowl or container of any sort. Also if you need something for the very front of the border then a rockery plant could well fit the bill and yes they are tough in spite of their diminutive size.To brighten up the garden in winter why not try some different types of snowdrops – we have bulbs of named varieties as alternatives to the common snowdrop.
All these plants are hardy stock grown outside ( without the use of a poly tunnel ) the majority being sourced from our own garden just outside Church Broughton in South Derbyshire but as a contrast we also have a selection of something different – in door succulent plants suitable for window sill or conservatory – again fully tested at home.
Stuart Kitchen - I grow a wide selection of hardy and tender perennials all propaged from my own collection built up over the last forty years
Artisan Plant Supports - Artisan Plant Supports produce Hand Crafted on there farm within Staffordshire Moorlands. There range of simple, yet attractive supports in options of Rusted, Galvanised or Powder Coated in Black, Dark Green and Silver www.artisanplantsupports.co.uk
Ashdale Nurseries - Ashdale Nursery is a small, independent, established working nursery, which specialises in hardy and unusual perennials. We take the time to care and we love what we do. All our plants are allowed to grow and are nurtured on site. We are always hoping to offer a significant and expansive range of perennial plants, alpines, shrubs, roses, ornamental & fruit trees, vegetable plants and seasonal bedding plants.
Mike Gerrard – a garden designer since 1991, Mike provides design solutions for landscapes and gardens. He locates reputable contractors, specifies and inspects construction projects, and produces planning approval drawings for developers.
Ornamental Garden Ware - Tim Middleton will be attending he makes ornamental garden ware based in Sheffield. www.ornamental-gardenware.co.uk
Sheffield Botanic Gardens
The Potting Shed
The Woodland Trust