Tuesday, 6 November 2012

New Fairhaven Primrose Collection Planting Day – Thursday 15 November

The gardening team at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham, Norfolk, is launching the new Fairhaven Primrose Collection on Thursday 15 November. Some 1,000 of the new primroses, created for the garden by local primrose expert Howard Lupton, will be planted from 10.30am.

Visitors are very welcome to join in the celebration and plant some primroses, but should come equipped with their own gloves and trowel.

This new variety of primrose, ranging in colour from white to lilac and purple, will flower in February and March, when 5,000 of the plants will be in place.

The Fairhaven Primrose Collection will also go on sale at Fairhaven Garden from 15 November. Plants are £1.20 each, three for £2.95, or five for £4.50, with 10% of sales going to the Lymphoma Association www.lymphomas.org.uk.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk, tel. 01603 270449. Garden entry is adult £5.50, concessions £5 and child £3 (under 5 free).

The garden is open daily all year (closed Christmas Day), open 10am to 4pm during the winter, free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales. There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden. Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available. Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.