OK, so its a fiver to get in, even before you’ve bought anything at the Garden Museum’s annual plant fair. But we go every year, hand over the money and never regret it. We always come away with some wonderful plants, bulbs and seeds that we haven’t found anywhere else and, more crucially, we use our time there to mine the sellers and experts for information and advice, which they always give generously. If you’ve got a hole in your border or a tricky spot to fill, you’ll come away from this plant fair with something perfect and beautiful. Around 20 specialist nurseries will be there, including Pennard Plants who specialise in heritage & heirloom vegetable seeds and old fashioned flower seeds, Nobottle Nursery, Herbal Haven and Pineview Plants. It’s also the last chance to see the museum’s lovely exhibition, Floriculture: Flowers, Love and Money, which is about the art of floristry and how cut flowers in particular have inspired painters, and been used for weddings, funerals and other rites. The Museum also has a good garden shop – with an excellent range of books – and a really nice cafe with tables outside in the garden.