Sunday, 19 November 2017

Visitors flock to rare plant sale despite rain

A sale of unusual and exotic plants was held at Stonor Park on Sunday

A sale of unusual and exotic plants was held at Stonor Park on Sunday (12).

Dozens of people attended the rare plant fair at the 13th century country house, which saw stalls set up by gardeners and florists from around the country.

Among the plants on sale were cactuses, alpine plants and clematis.

Guests paid between £6 and £10 to attend the fair, with many also exploring the house and gardens. They were left running for cover at 3pm when it started raining, with some exhibitors taking shelter under their gazebos.

The event was organised by Ian and Teresa Moss, from Somerset, who have been growing rare plants for 11 years.

Mr Moss said: "The fair wasn't bad, we were a bit affected by the weather but we had a reasonable number of people come along. There was a lively rain shower when it bucketed down for the last hour but overall we're pleased."

John Spokes, of Little Heath Farm, holding a roscoea plant

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