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 12 May, organised by Museum Trustees, Jane Clayton and Sarah Bain.

Jane explained: “In addition to the generous contribution from Shalford House, there will be a huge array of perennials, summer bedding, vegetables and herbs, mostly raised and nurtured by the Museum’s more green-fingered trustees, volunteers and friends, filling our Lecture Hall. We are very grateful to our Patron, Sir Vernon, and our sponsors, Transform Landscapes and Furnace Place Estate, for their generous support for this event.”

As in previous years, Transform Landscapes will be running their free garden surgery offering expert advice on all manner of garden problems. There will also be a selection of small garden ornaments and garden miscellanea so 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 buy some lovely plants to fill the gaps left after a particularly cold late winter, but also one to help the Museum, a charitable trust, with all proceeds going towards the work of the Museum. Jane added: “The funds raised by this event make a big difference to us because Haslemere Museum is independent and receives no public funding.”

The Plant Sale runs from 11:00-13.00. The Garden Surgery and Tea Room will be open from 10:30-13:00. Entry to the Museum and the Plant Sale is free. Any plants for the sale should be brought to the Museum between 10:00-17:00 on Friday 11 May, potted and labelled.

  • Shalford House garden is open on 20 May, 14:00-17:30.

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