Published: 02 April 2014
Brecon Plant Fair
The fourth Brecon Plant Fair is to be held on Saturday 17th May.

This year it is in aid of SSAFA, the military charity that supplies lifelong support for our forces and their families as well as  Brecon Cathedral.  It will be held at Treberfydd by kind invitation of Carla Rapaport and David Raikes. 

his is a highly unusual plant fair as it it set in the grounds of an outstanding mid-Welsh mansion called Treberefydd. The location is surrounded by mountains and the magnificent Llangorse lake. It is an event not to be missed espaecially by true plantsmen and women.

Mike and Lorraine Lewis, Carla Rapaport and David Raikes, Sue and Jonathan Reeves. Image Credit: Jane Moyle

The plants on offer will be perennials, shrubs and trees, white and silver plants, as well as annuals, vegetable plants, herbs, houseplants, produce and a white elephant stall.  There will also be coffee, home-made light lunches and a wine bar.  Lavender farmer Nancy Durham will be on hand with a table of her Farmers' body creams, lavender flowers and Welsh Lavender Chocolate all of which start life on her Powys hill farm.  The hosts, Carla and David, will give guided tours of the Grade 1 Listed Gothic Revival house, on the hour from 11 o’clock.

The adjacent Walled Garden Nursery, run by Alison Sparshatt, which has recently been revitalized, is another interesting place to visit and where you will also be able to buy plants.  Carla and David, Alison and Nancy will be giving a percentage to the charities. There are also two small art exhibitions, one in the conservatory of the house and the second in the walled garden. Last but not least, Army Cadets will be on hand to barrow purchases to cars.

The joint organisers Sue Reeves  and Lorraine Lewis said, “We are very pleased that we can help SSAFA and  Brecon Cathedral  by having this plant fair.  We are also most grateful to Carla and David for letting us borrow their grounds and house for this event.”                                       
There will be an entrance fee of £2.50 (children free) and an additional charge for house tours.
The event location is Treberfydd,  Llangastry,  Brecon,  LD3 7PX
Reported by Chris Allen  

Featured Content

A taste of apple growing
Flowers cam make the day
Barnsdale Gardens
James Priest
We are an online magazine with the aim of providing an informative and entertaining look at the world of horticulture.
Follow Us
Contact Us
For enquiries regarding editorial, advertising and more, please send an email to:
Haldon Studios