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The Portishead Youth Centre,
1, Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol. BS20 7DD.
This is just 1.5 miles from Junction 19 [Gordano Services] M5.
Admittance is free with the Venue open at 9.30 - 1.30 pm.
The Snack Bar will be open throughout the entire event.
Because of the popularity of the event the whole of the ground floor will be occupied with stands from Traders attending from throughout the country.
A list of those booked are listed below, with a number of fresh faces amongst them........
RALPH NORTHCOTT 'Cactus Shop'......Ralph is well established here in the West Country with both 'Mail Order'
and sales at Major Events around the country. He always has a good selection of plants appealing to the General Public as well as serious collectors. He has a large stand so he can offer a big selection .
CLIFF MORCOM.......All the way from deep Cornwall, he is helped by his wife Debbie. The plants are always fresh to the buyers and a popular stand to visit.
TONY IRONS CACTI....I always try to have a varied selection of home grown and imported plants available. The
stand is run by my son Richard who is well known around the country. Lithops are a speciality so please look closely for those choice plants.
DAVID NEVILLE.....Again, a well respected seller of plants, seen at most top quality shows. His choice of all types
of species is one not to be missed. Make a 'beeline' to his stand to grab those bargains.
COACH HOUSE CACTI.....David Ennals and his wife are regulars at this event. They come from the Dorset Coast
and always offer something a bit different . He may even have some pots for sale.
MINT PLANTS....Due to the popularity of their goods Hayley owns 2 shops in Gloucestershire now.They offer a wide range of quality cacti & succulents and related exotic plants. As well, they offer a fashionable range of ornamental pots. Also you can purchase bags of compost on the stand.
WILLIAMS CACTI....Since we started 10 years ago, Craig has always run a stand here offering a wide array of arid
plants especially caudiciform succulents. If you want a rare/choice plant then this is the nurseryman to see !
WOODSIDE CACTI....A great range of arid plants from this husband & wife team, plus also a big array of associated cacti & succulent related trinkets.
ALAN WEADON....Alan is a local, but his reputation for raising those choice, slow growing plants are second to
none....Sclerocactus, Turbinicarpus, Pediocactus are just a few of his favoured plants. Possibly the only person in the U.K. that you can speak to on the care of these plants and supply them.
INTERIOR OASIS....Steve owns a 'top-end' shop in Clifton,Bristol selling high quality interior displays of not only cacti & succulents but other exotic plants....well worth a visit!
C & V. CACTI....From Sussex , it is their 2nd year at this event supplying plenty of choice seed grown plants for
the keen grower.
POSSET POTTERY....Julie is attending the show for her 1st time bringing her own produced , bespoke, ceramic pots that will enhance any of the plants you buy on the day. She will also be introducing a new range of pots to the arid collector attending the show.
COASTAL CACTI & SUCCULENTS....Chris has a beautiful nursery in Uphill Village and supplies his unique blend of plants throughout the South West and is a good addition to this years Fair. Maybe, discuss with him landscaping ideas for your garden ?
MINISTRY OF BOTANY.... Dino Zelenika is quickly getting a good reputation in this area for his wide range of Orchids.Please make yourself known to him on his 1st appearance at the Fair.
PHIL WHITE..... From Wiltshire, Phil is well known to growers, but this is the 1st time at the Fair for him to sell. Anyone who knows him can vouch for the quality of his choice plants.
CARNIVORIAN.....A warm welcome to Ian who will be our only stand selling Carnivorous plants. I can't wait to see his beautiful plants, which are so popular with growers at present.
This Venue has been open during 2020, apart from the 'lockdown' period due to the Coronavirus. They are licensed to deal with distancing and other precautions required, but we all hope that with the Fair in the middle of 2021 any precautions will be minimal.
Please make a note in your diary, so that you do not miss out on attending.
I look forward to being able to welcome you all at the door.
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Very much on a steep learning curve, just love the huge variety and how different succulents can be from one another.
Growing Mamms, Turbs, Ario`s & a bit of most genera in darkest North Devon. Love Lithops too.Now getting hooked on Haworthia`s & Cono`s.