Friday 19 June 2015

Grow London Fair 2015

On Thursday, I had the opportunity to attend the press evening and Garden Party Charity Preview at GROW London.  GROW London is a contemporary and urban gardening show, running from 19 -21 June 2015 on Hampstead Heath.

The event will also offer a programme of talks, workshops, tours and free consultations to inspire visitors in all things needed to transform any outdoor space into a horticultural heaven. GROW London offers all gardeners, from the experienced to the novice, the chance to learn tips of the trade and garner advice from some of the UK’s gardening experts like the Wild Flowers Company, Sarah Raven, Otter Farm’s Mark Diacono and Laetitia Maklouf.

Visitors to GROW London can also take advantage of free garden design consultations, run by the Society of Garden Designers. If you’re looking for advice on how to transform your garden or dull patch of outdoor space then a 20 minute brainstorm with a professional member of the SGD could provide the inspiration you’re looking for. Visitors can bring along photographs of their garden and rough dimensions, and book in for a session.

This was one of the stunning garden displays created by Petersham Nurseries with Achillea, Zinnia, Sarah Bernhardt peonies and Centranthus rubra.

With lots of quirky and interesting products on display, here were a few that caught my eye.

These contemporary handcrafted terrariums by The Urban Botanist would make a stylish addition to the city dweller's living space. They can be used to house succulents, cacti and 'airplants', which are plants that do not need any soil to survive since they get their water and nutritional needs from the air.

The perfect planter for those on the hunt for fuss free indoor plants.

Instead of a framed print, try these pretty 'living frames' by Blueleaf Plants, who specialise in growing more than 200 varieties of succulent plants. At their display stand were a selection of unusual containers filled with crassulas, kalanchoes, echeverias and sedums.

Designed to fit in small spaces and urban homes, these hand crafted copper hanging planters with 'air plants' by Adorn Homeware make an interesting gift.

Find out more about the Grow London Fair on their website (

VENUE: GROW London Marquee,  Lower Fairground Site,  East Heath Road,  Hampstead, London NW3 1TH

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