At one event, Christine Walkden, the BBC One Show gardener and TV presenter, spoke to more than 100 visitors at the nursery with a talk and question session on how to save water in your garden.
The event was a joint venture with Essex & Suffolk Water and followed recent recognition in the House of Lords at the Waterwise 2016 UK Water Efficiency Awards, where the nursery received both the Farming and Horticulture Award and the Environment Agency Chairman’s Award. The awards are the highest available in the UK and recognises their self sufficient water management system.
In the second event, a 50 strong group of horticulturalists specialising in hardy plants from businesses in Europe and America, visited the 150 acre nursery on a study tour of the propagation, container and open ground perennial production areas.
Howard Nurseries director Christine Howard said: "Both these events gave us a fantastic opportunity to showcase UK horticulture in Suffolk."