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Yarlington Plant Fair - 7th May 2022

Wednesday 2 March 2022, 15:02
By Anna Hughes

Yarlington Plant Fair

This year’s Yarlington Plant Fair will be a particularly special event.

The Count and Countess Charles de Salis held the first fair in the courtyard of their beautiful home, Yarlington House, in 2002 and have been fundraising for local good causes every year since (bar Covid-ridden 2020). This year will celebrate the twentieth fair which is quite some achievement!

The event is not just any old plant sale - specialist growers and dealers from all over the South West will be attending and provide the opportunity to purchase rare and unusual plants. The Yarlington House stall is also big draw and is stocked with home-germinated and grown-on plants – many interesting and unusual flower annuals and perennials, as well as numerous vegetable varieties.

The fair is an annual highlight for keen gardeners and also provides a special day out for garden enthusiasts. There is the chance to explore the beautiful flower garden and walled kitchen garden which will be open. The Count and Countess have lived at Yarlington House since 1961 and have developed the gardens over a long period of time – introducing, among other things, a ha-ha, a sunken garden, hedges-on-stilts, and most recently a beautiful wild-flower meadow. The result is an extremely attractive combination of formal and informal areas. The walled kitchen garden is a short distance from the house and is cultivated to provide an abundance of fruit and vegetables.

This year the fair will be set in the spacious park (to allow plenty of space between stall-holders). The fair runs on Saturday 7th May from 10am to 4pm with tea, coffee and cake available all day.

Entrance is £5 (under 16’s free) – payment can be taken by cash or card-reader. All the money raised goes to charity – this year funds will go to the Church of St Luke and St Teresa in Wincanton.


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