Last Sunday, the 30th of March, I visited my first Rare Plant Fair of 2014, only the second to be held so far this year. It was held at Evenly Wood Garden, a bit of a drive from Swindon, but well worth the journey, and being Mother's day, my daughter accompanied me, and bought the plants for me.
EWG is a 60 acre garden with a large collection of plants ranging from trees and shrubs to a wide selection of lilies and bulbs.
An extensive network of paths and bridges over small streams leads you enticingly through the remarkable garden, we spent so long wandering through the garden and photographing flowers that there was little time for choosing what to buy.
Here's the start of the garden where the plants were for sale:
Dicentra Spectablis Valentine
Chrysanthemum No1 Jessie Cooper
Epimedium fargessi Pink Constellation with very dramatic flowers
Aubretia Red Carpet
Narcissi 'Pacific Coast'