Some of Haslemere’s best stocked gardens, including Sir Vernon Ellis’s Shalford House garden, will be providing some unusual plants for Haslemere Museum’s spring plant sale on Saturday 6 May, which is organised by Museum Trustees, Jane Clayton and Sarah Bain.

Sarah commented: “We are very grateful to Sir Vernon, a Museum Patron, and event sponsors, Transform Landscapes and Furnace Place Estate, for their generous support for this event. Together with plants raised and nurtured by the Museum’s friends and volunteers, a huge array of perennials, summer bedding, vegetables, herbs, shrubs and garden miscellanea, all on offer at very reasonable prices, will fill the Museum’s Lecture Hall.”

Transform Landscapes and Furnace Place Estate will be running a free garden surgery offering expert advice on all manner of garden problems as well as selling some of their own specialist plants. Together with the wide range of plants on offer, this year’s sale promises to have plenty for everyone – struggling gardeners, rare plant hunters and anyone after a bargain.

But this sale is not only the perfect opportunity to bring your garden back to life after a long winter, but also one to help the Museum, a charitable trust, with all proceeds going towards our work. Sarah added: “The funds raised by this event make a big difference to us because Haslemere Museum is independent and, unusually, receives no public funding.”

The Plant Sale runs from 11.00am – 1.00pm. The garden surgery and café will be open from 10.30am – 1.00pm. Entry to the Museum and the Plant Sale is free.

Shalford House garden is open on 14 May, 9 July and 3 September  2.00pm – 5.30pm.

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