Humphry Repton-inspired creations set to go on display at annual charity garden show
PUBLISHED: 11:36 17 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:13 17 May 2018
Archant Norfolk 2016
A north Norfolk nursery will be celebrating the work of legendary landscape designer Humphry Repton, at a charity garden show organised in aid of local good causes.
Woodgate Nursery, at Aylsham, last year welcomed more than 4,500 people to the annual event, raising nearly £2,000 for young people’s charity the Benjamin Foundation and the community heritage scheme, Aylsham Roman Project.
This year’s show, which runs on June 9 and 10, will feature attractions ranging from face painting, birds of prey and charity stalls, to a hog roast, children’s games, and an arts and crafts marquee boasting more than 40 stalls.
Visitors will also have a chance to win £75 of gardening vouchers by voting for Repton-inspired gardens created by designers including Ian Cooper of IFC landscapes, Broadacre Gardens and local carpenter Kevin Myhill.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Aylsham Brass Band on Sunday, with Purdy’s Tea Rooms serving up homemade cakes, light lunches and ice creams throughout the weekend.
A horticultural area also promises to provide plenty to interest green-fingered folk, with demonstrations by willow crafter Drew Charlton, Woodgate Forge and Yew Turn Oak Buildings.
Peter Purdy, who set up Woodgate Nursery in 1982 after growing and selling plants from a plot of land behind his home, said the annual show aimed to offer something for everyone, including “non-green-fingered folk”.
“It is a great opportunity for garden enthusiasts across the county to come together to talk to our garden designers and experience their creations first hand,” he added.
Proceeds this year will go to the armed forces charity SSAFA and Aylsham Roman Project, which last year won the Marsh Archaeology Award For Community Archaeology for its work unearthing a pair of ancient Roman kilns, believed to be the best-preserved examples of their kind in Britain.
The garden show runs at Woodgate Nursery, Cawston Road, Aylsham, NR11 6UP, from 10am to 4.30pm on June 9 and 10.