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Highwic Plant Fair coming up again

February 24

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Highwic Plant Fair coming up again

The Highwic Plant Fair – a specialty event for keen gardeners and plant collectors – will be held again at Highwic, Auckland, on Sunday March 16.

The Plant Fair will bring together a selected group of small specialty growers and groups who will showcase all manner of special plant treasures of real interest to keen gardeners and passionate plant collectors – including plants, bulbs, shrubs, trees, vegetables and flowers.

“Most of these growers’ plants are not available at retail outlets so this is a great chance to find them all in one place without driving for miles,” says the Manager of Highwic, Cheryl Laurie.

And following the success of last year’s event, the produce stalls will be expanded this year to include a wide variety of delicacies available for people to buy.

“Last year’s fair was very well supported and we’re confident that this year’s event will be even bigger and better,” says Cheryl.

“The Plant Fair will also build on the success of Highwic’s Sweet Pea Festival which took place in November last year.”

Plants for sale will all be suitable for growing in the Auckland climate and would-be purchasers will have a chance to speak first hand with a group of incredibly knowledgeable specialty growers. Some of the growers will also give short talks on their product including cultivation tips and new varieties. A great pop-up café for those seeking refreshment will be available along with a plant crèche. People will also have ample opportunity to view the beautiful gardens at Highwic while the fair runs from 8.30am – 4pm.

Entrance to the Highwic Plant Fair will cost $10 per adult; children are free. Admission also gives entry to Highwic.

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