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Another Busy Week!

So far this year's Christmas Fairs have been off to a fantastic start! I've met many people interested in improving their gardens over the coming year and, since being introduced, my Niwaki Garden Tools and Nutscene Jute Twines have been flying off the stalls.


This weekend was a very busy one as Tom's Yard was at three events over the two days. On Saturday we were both down at Monmouth Boys School and across at The Elms Prep School. Then Sunday took us down to a long-awaited event near Tetbury for a talk with the one-and-only legend that is Troy Scott Smith!


Our evening with Troy was spent surrounded by many friends of the business, garden enthusiasts from all over, as we heard about his work and mission to restore (perhaps not the correct word, however choosing the right one is a hard task!) the National Trust's garden at Sissinghurst.


To keep you updated - this week I can be found at 2 exciting Christmas Fairs. Plus, there's one event at a significant Garden (local to the Yard) that I must inform you about!



Frank P Matthews, Thursday (8th) / 6.30pm - 8.30pm


Near Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, Frank P Matthews is a highly regarded tree nursery now in its fourth generation of the family. This is their first Christmas Fair and its promising to be an exciting one! With 10% off all purchases from their on-site shop, local sellers and Herefordshire horticultural legend-come-author Tamsin Westhorpe on-site with her new book, it will be a great evening.


Llanhivangel Court, Saturday & Sunday (10th & 11th) / 10am - 5pm


Just off the main A465 from Hereford to Abergavenny, Llanvihangel Court is a beautiful privately owned property with history going back to the 15th Century. Now the 10th annual Christmas fair, you can expect workshops, carols, numerous sellers throughout the house, along with hot food and teas. Take it as a great opportunity to support local businesses, have fun, and to explore an interesting building!



Laskett Gardens Advent Fair, Saturday & Sunday (10th & 11th)

10:30am - 1pm & 2pm - 4:30pm


A great event that you shouldn't miss out on is the Advent Fair over at The Laskett Gardens in Much Birch. Once Sir Roy Strong's personal masterpiece, the garden is now managed by Perennial.


Though I won't be around to bump into any of you over the weekend, I kindly received a personal invitation to visit on the Friday afternoon. A warm glass of mulled wine will certainly keep me in good spirits before heading off to set up for the fair at Llanvihangel Court!


'There’s nothing quite like Christmas at The Laskett. As a year-round garden, there are many plants like Cyclamen that will be in flower; in shades of red and white they give a dainty nod to Christmas and they’ll be available for guests to buy. The hedging and topiary highlight the garden’s form and structure in the winter setting the scene for the Snowdrops, Hamamelis, Sarcococca and Mahonia. You can get lost in their fantastic scents and beautiful foliage, not to mention the striking stem colour of the Cornus.'


Tickets for your visit can be booked here on the Perennial website.

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