Freising Garden Fair to focus on English horticultural tradition

Rare plants and new plant introductions will be on display by European nurseries at the Freising Garden Fair in May, which is held near Munich in Germany.

It is the 13th show to be held in the grounds of a former monastery and this year will open with a plant auction to raise funds for the Gardens of Weihenstephan.

The 2009 Garden Fair is focused on England's horticultural tradition and expertise and includes a lecture programme featuring Rosie Atkins, the curator of the Chelsea Physic Garden, and highly respected garden designer and author John Brookes.

This year's theme is "Special Plants for the Garden" and rare and unusual plants will therefore be on display from over 60 nurseries from the UK, Austria, Belgium, France, Holland and Germany.

Other features include a range of small show gardens, an area dedicated to herbs and spices and an exhibition on garden labyrinths. A labyrinth will be specially created for the show in the Cloister Garden.

The show takes place on 8-10 May 2009 in Freising.

View: www.freisingergartentage.de


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