Plant lovers in for a treat at Creake Abbey

Preparing for the Creake Abbey Plant Lovers' Day are head chef Jay Moore with owner Diana Scott, with some of the items that will be on display at the event
Preparing for the Creake Abbey Plant Lovers' Day are head chef Jay Moore with owner Diana Scott, with some of the items that will be on display at the event

Creake Abbey, the unique and beautiful site three miles south of Burnham Market, is all set for its much-loved Plant Lovers’ Day being held on Saturday (May 30th).

Now in its eighth year, this popular event will welcome 30 specialist plant nurseries.

A stunning array of flowers, shrubs and trees will be available for gardening enthusiasts from across the county to enjoy.

New for this year, Creake Abbey is delighted to welcome the Escape Project and Friends of Swaffham Orchard.

The Friends of Swaffham Orchard, a Heritage Lottery Funded project led by Family Action, promotes gardening, food growing and traditional skills through the regeneration of the Swaffham Community Orchard, and will be selling a wide variety of quality fruit trees.

Also new for 2015 are Riverside Bulbs who offer visitors unusual and varied bulbs for all planting seasons. Its high quality, large bulbs are sourced from the best English and Dutch growers.

Norfolk Estate Fencing, the metal work specialists will be displaying their beautifully made plant supports and obelisks which will be adorned with flowers by Floribunda.

Creake Abbey founder, Diana Scott, said: “We are very excited about this year’s Plant Lovers’ Day and have a fantastic line-up of wonderful garden nurseries. We offer our visitors a rare opportunity to speak to the nurserymen directly, have their questions answered, and buy a huge variety of plants at reasonable prices. It is a veritable feast for the eyes and garden, a wonderful day out.”

Creake Abbey doors will open at 10am and close at 4pm; entrance is £3 and there is no charge for children under 16. Refreshments including cakes and sandwiches will be on sale from the café and in the main barn.

Once again, profits from the day will go to Wells Community Hospital at Wells-next-the-Sea. The Hospital has been providing health and wellbeing services in Norfolk for more than 100 years. Alongside clinics such as dentist, physiotherapy, audiology, podiatry and many others, the hospital runs a dementia hub with activities every Wednesday morning and a dementia-friendly garden which is open to all.

The hospital works in conjunction with Age UK Norfolk to create a Wells Dementia Friendly Community which is committed to understanding, respecting and supporting people with dementia.