Outdoor Event:Plant Lovers' Day at Creake Abbey Farmers Market

Outdoor Event, Sat 28 May 2022

Plant Lovers' Day

Plant Lovers' Day

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Creake Abbey


North Creake,
NR21 9LF

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 5 Feb Farmers' Market
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Mar Farmers' Market
Sat 19 Mar Artisans and Artworks Pop-up
Sat 2 Apr Farmers' Market
Sat 16 Apr Spring Gift Fair
Sat 23 Apr Artisans and Artworks Pop-up


This much-loved horticultural event, now in its fifteenth year, will return on Saturday 28th May 2022. Purchasing direct from the nurseries is welcomed but we will also encourage pre-orders with collection on the day to reduce time spent around stalls. Contact details for all nurseries attending will be published below in mid April so that visitors may contact nurseries in advance if they wish to.

Plantsmen from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex as well as leading nurseries from further afield will be on hand to inspire the region’s gardeners. This year’s event will once again feature excellent value perennials, annuals, exotics, bulbs, shrubs, climbers and vegetables.

As always, visitors to Creake Abbey will be offered delicious refreshments.

Visitors may also browse the wares and services of Creake Abbey’s six resident independent shops together with the Café and Food Hall. A simple one-way system will be in operation, all must wear masks (inside and out) and respect social distancing guidelines taking special care around the specialist nurseries if they look busy.

The gate opens at 10am and closes at 4pm. Entrance to the plant fair is £5.00 per adult and there is no charge for under 16s. The rest of the site is free to visitors. The first draft of the list of attendees for 2022 will be published in December 2021.

Specialist nurseries who attended in 2021 included:

Coopers Nurseries - Specialising in perennials and flowers for pots t: 07889 034392 e: coopersnurseries@gmail.com

Cottage Memories - Classic and standard roses grown for fragrance and reliability t: 01945 410768 e: rosesbycottagememories@btinternet.com

Creake Plant Centre - Shrubs, herbaceous plants and climbers with some unusual varieties t: 01328 823018 www.creakeplantcentre.co.uk

Fernatix - One of the UK’s leading fern growers t: 01379 678197 e: fernatix68@aol.com

Helens 4 Seasons Plants - Winter flowering shrubs and herbaceous perennials t: 01603 715348 e: helensplants@yahoo.co.uk

Helens Herbaceous - Plants for the cutting garden t: 01953 498180 e: helensherbaceous@yahoo.com

Jelly Cottage Plants - Specialists in hardy cottage garden perennials and Bearded Iris t: 01263 577727 e: mbjcp@hotmail.com

Mandy Plants - Specialist grower of Mandevilla and Dipladenia and other tender perennials t: 01328 878144 e: enquiries@mandyplants.com

Mickfield Hostas - Dedicated to the genus Hosta. National collection holder. t: 01449 711576 e: mickfieldhostas@btconnect.com

Monksilver Nursery - Rare and uncommon plants specialising in Arum, Aster, Galanthus, herbacious perennials and rare trees and shrubs t: 07778 309428 e: info@monksilvernursery.co.uk

Norfolk Estate Fencing - Design, build and install of park fencing and gates t: 01263 735656 e: info@norfolkestatefencing.co.uk

Palmers Nursery - Ornamental grasses, sedges and bamboo. t: 01553 772281 e: palmers06@btinternet.com

Panache Plants - Specialist grower and propagator of unusual plants including Hedychium, Roscoea, Sarracenia and Eucomis t: 01362 692460 e: info@panacheplants.co.uk

Perfect Perennials - Dedicated to perennials in a range of pot sizes t: 01449 711320 e: perper@hotmail.co.uk

Perfect Plantings Nursery - Hardy perennials, bulbs, ornamental grasses, exotic plants, ferns, shade lovers & shrubs t: 07981 396334 e: perfectplantings@virginmedia.com

Plant Lovers Garden - For all Plant Lovers, specialising in Clematis and some unusual herbaceous perennials and ornamental shrubs t: 07850 239393 e: plantloversgarden@outlook.com

Predator Plants - A wide range of carnivorous, insect eating plants - rare and endangered varieties a specialty to protect their survival t: 01603 427480 e: predatorplants4u@yahoo.com

Redman Hardy Plants - good quality perennials for both sunny and shady spots, front of border and back of border situations. More recently specialising in salvias t: 01371 810008 e: redmanhardyplants@yahoo.co.uk

Seagate Nurseries - Specialist in Bearded Iris but also offering new varieties and some other perennials for sale by mail order t: 01406 364028 e: sales@irises.co.uk

Succulents by Samuel - Succulents and terrariums t: 07557 963833 e: samuelbayfield@gmail.com

The Escape Project, Family Action - A community allotment and orchard project at Swaffham with plug plants for sale t: 01760 720302 e: katy.fullilove@family-action.org.uk

The Front Gardeners’ Nursery - a wide variety of perennial, annual and biennial plants with a particular fondness for Digitalis, Fuchsias, Hostas, Lupins, Delphiniums and Alliums t: 07814 175751 e: info@thefrontgardeners.co.uk

The Norfolk Olive Tree Company - Award winning olive trees, palms and Mediterranean plants t: 07766 730893 e: hello@thenorfolkolivetreecompany.co.uk

Walnut Tree Garden Nursery - Rare and unusual hardy garden plants, including herbaceous perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees and climbers t: 01953 488163 e: info@wtgn.co.uk

Woottens of Wenhaston - Herbaceous hardy perennials specialising in Bearded Iris, Hemerocallis, Auriculas, Pelargoniums, & Hardy Geraniums t: 01502 478258 e: info@woottensplants.co.uk

Others, regular, non-nursery stands are being invited now. So far we are delighted to confirm the following organisations will also be attending:

LV Bespoke

National Gardens Scheme

Norfolk Gardens Trust

Norfolk Shepherd’s Huts

The Nurture Project

Wells Community Hospital (beneficiary from the day)

This year, the following nurseries are unable to attend as they regularly do but we look forward to welcoming them back in 2022:

Norfolk Herbs

Riverside Bulbs

Rougham Hall Nurseries

West Acre Gardens

Hedgehog Plants

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 28 May 2022 10:00 to 16:00


Details available on website.


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Map reference: TF 855393  Lat: 52.91970 Long: 0.75791

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