We have some of our regulars returning this year and we will also welcome a few new faces.
Hoo House Nursery – Julie Ritchie has run the retail Hoo House Nursery with her husband Robin for 32 years. Specialising in perennials and alpines with around 900 varieties listed each year. Since 2001 all have been grown peat-free. Group visits are welcome and Julie runs RHS sponsored demonstrations at the nursery as well as giving lectures to garden groups in the area.
For further info and for details of opening hours etc. as well as a fully illustrated catalogue please visit Hoo House Nursery . You can also follow on Twitter @hoohousenursery and Facebook Hoohousenursery
RSPB – The local Gloucestershire group exists to promote the work of the RSPB at a local level, arrange field trips, hold indoor talks, volunteer at the RSPB reserves at Highnam Woods and Nagshead and assist at the Peregrine Watch at Symonds Yat Rock. In addition we attend a variety of events to provide information on wildlife to the public, to sell RSPB and other nature-related goods and to fundraise for the Society. Since 2000 the Group has donated over £200,000 to the RSPB.
Please visit RSPB website to find out more RSPB
Astrid Cripps will have her stand on The Priory Lawn, with her original greetings cards, many of local scenes, and a selection of paintings.
To find out more about Astrid and her work please visit Astrid Cripps
Rose Williams – Colour Fresh on Canvas To find out more about Rose’s work please visit Colours Fresh
Harry Morris Photography – Harry is an amateur Sports and Wildlife Photographer from Deerhurst, Gloucestershire. Please visit Harry on Facebook; @harrymphoto or Instagram; @harrygwm
Kaitlyn and Ros Fraser – ‘Pilea to the People’ brings the elusive Pilea Peperomioides, or ‘Chinese money plant’, to anyone who fancies one, but just can’t find any. As seen in the glasshouse at Oxford’s Botanic Garden and the shop at Kew Gardens, pilea are curiously formed and delightfully fast-growing, a source of joy for green fingers and small fingers alike. We will have a range of our little plants available as well as assorted crafts!
Sandra Hutton – Sandra has been selling goods for close on 20 years and will have a range of Ulster Weaver and handmade tea cosies, oven gloves, gauntlets, pot mitts and Irish linen and cotton tea towels available over the weekend.
Bridget Morris and Kim Boughton – Deerhurst
Pennie Williams – Apperley
Eleanor Jones – Apperley
Sophie Miller Creative Photography
Raspberry Hen / Rachel Lathbury – www.raspberryhen.co.uk
Applerley Village Hall – Bric’n’Brac stall
Flower Festival plant and book stall
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