A successful fourth Cottesbrooke Plant Finder’s Fair took place this weekend. There’s a photo gallery here which shows Friday’s opening, courtesy of @nosylocaljourno Hilary Scott.
The show had lots of quality plantsmen and talks from highly regarded garden writers and designers included in the entry price.
There were some issues on Friday when visitors had to wait in traffic jams for an hour or more just to get in, and the event certainly needs more loos and food options. It certainly something tricky for the organisers – the event is clearly attracting more visitors but a lot of its charm comes from the fact it is held on a small country estate with small country roads. The solution may be to show/buy tickets once the car/coach has parked up.
The weather held out and hopefully visitors took the chance to look at the beautiful gardens, tended by Phylip Statner and his team.
Some people travel miles to this fair and its quality of plants is undeniable. Hopefully by ironing out some access issues it will continue to be an essential date on the garden calender and thrive in Northants for years to come.
What were your thoughts/experiences?