Gardeners at Cottesbrooke plant finders’ fair

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The fourth Cottesbrooke plant finders fair has launched in sunshine, but may have become a wee bit too big for its wellies.
The show has grown in popularity but with country roads around the estate, the queues to get in were over an hour long at some points and there just weren’t enough loos to cope with so many visitors.
Besides the queues for parking, toilets and sandwiches though, there were fabulous plants for sale. Add the excellent, and this year free, talks by the likes of Dan Pearson, James Alexander Sinclair and Ursula Buchan, and the magnificent Cottesbrooke gardens, and it was pretty good value for money.
There’s a plant creche for your purchases and demonstrations too. Fingers crossed, the weather will stay sunny and the parking issues resolved over the next two days. Take a picnic, a brolley and leave early.

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