Joe Sharman / Monksilver Nursery will be at most of the following events in 2016, if he can stay awake(!).

Note that events which are indented are ones we are not attending but which may be of interest to customers.

Orders can be collected from events after the publication of our Availability List. Please let me know which event your order should be taken to.

Saturday 13th February. Shaftesbury Snowdrops. A study, plant sale and social day. The Guildhall, High Street, Shaftesbury. SP7 8JE. From12pm. Contact

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February.  Evenley Wood Gardens, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5SH are open for snowdrops. 11am to 5pm. Ample parking, hot food and plants for sale. Contact E: T: 07776  307849.  Monksilver Nursery is not at this one.

Sunday 14th of  February. Hardy Plant Society snowdrop day. Members only.

Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th of February.The annual snowdrop event in the Netherlands is taking place at De Boschhoeve, Boschhoeve 3, 6874 NB Wolfheze. The Netherlands.  (near Arnhem)  10am to 5pm.Contact Dinneke Logtenberg on 0031 26 48 21 231. Nurseries, stalls and garden.  Monksilver Nursery is not at this one.

Saturday 20th February. The Cottage Garden Society Snowdrop Group Members Day, Tuxford, Notts. Lectures: Michael Myers, Jim Almond. Gardens: The Beeches and Church Farm. Members only. Plants for sale. Lots of nurseries. Enquiries to: Pamela Lucas  T: 01235 555536 More on CGS website.

Sunday 21st February. Snowdrops and Spring Flowers. A new event at Great Comp Garden, Comp Lane, Platt, Borough Green, Sevenoaks, Kent. TN15 8QS. 10am to 12am. Plant sale, lunches and teas, garden. Some of the best snowdrop nurseries will be there also; alpines, hellebores, salvias and many Spring bulbs. The garden is well-known for salvias but has snowdrops and is especially rich in Leucojum. Entry £7.00

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February.  The biggest German snowdrop event takes place at the Oirlicher Blumengarten, Oirlich 9, 41334 Nettetal – Hinsbeck, and  the Zum Mühlenberg, Germany. Lots of nurseries, other stalls, good food and garden. Contact Rudi Bauer at  or just turn up. Web site: From 10am. Monksilver Nursery will be selling at this event and will also bring orders placed by Dutch, German and Belgian customers.

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March. Garten von Ehren, Maldfeldstrasse 2, 21077, Hamburg. Germany A well-supported early plant fair, lots of nurseries and all facilities. Joe Sharman will be there on Saturday only. Please let me know if you want to collect your order at this event.

Saturday 5th and Sun 6th March. Snowdrop weekend. Luisenpark, Mannheim, Germany. I’m selling on both days. Snowdrop lecture by Joe Sharman on Sunday. Ticket only. Please let me know if you want to collect your order at this event.

Saturday 12th March. Monksilver Nursery’s Spring Thing. A small selection of specialist nurseries and hopefully, lots of snowdrops, arum, aconites and primroses. 10am to 4pm. CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April. Spring Plant Fair at Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex. TN31 6PH. Some of the best British and European nurseries in a superb setting in one of the best gardens in the country. 11am to 4pm. Entry £8.00. Contact T:01797 254048. I focus on primroses and bulbs at this one.

Saturday 23th of April. Felbrigg Plant and Garden Lovers Day, N T Felbrigg Hall, Felbrigg, Norwich. NR11 8PR.  11am to 5pm. Many specialist nurseries and a keen public make this a good one. Contact Anne Callow

Thursday 28th April. AGS Essex. Rawreth Village Hall. Lecture on primroses by Joe Sharman. Plants for sale. Contact Jean Noakes 01245 250162

Saturday 30th April. Plant Heritage London Group, St Michael’s C of E School, Highgate, N6 4BG.10am to 3.30pm. Plant sale. Contact Peter Lloyd 

Sunday 1st May. Plant Heritage Norfolk Group, Hethersett Village Hall, Back Lane, Hethersett, Norwich. NR9 3JJ. Plant sale with masses of nurseries, National Collection displays, books, cards, tombola, tea and cakes, gardeners question time. 10am to 1pm.

Monday 2nd May. Northampton Group of The Hardy Plant Society, Holdenby House, Holdenby, Northamptonshire. NN6 8DJ.  Plant sale. 10am to 4.30pm.    Contact Jan Craig E:

Sunday 15th May. Bungay Street Market. All day. Loads of nurseries and an unbelievable range of plants.

Saturday 28th May. Creake Abbey, North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk. NR21 9LF. A superb and well-attended event with loads of nurseries and other stalls. Deli, restaurant and a range of shops.

Sunday 29th May. Rutland Group of the Hardy Plant Society, Ashwell HouseouseH, Oakham, Rutland. LE15 7LW. Plant sale. 10.30am to 4pm. A very good event with lots of nurseries. Contact Janet Rowe

Saturday 4th of June.The Variegated Plant Group of the Hardy Plant Society meets at Cotswold Garden Flowers near Evesham. Members only. From 10am. Auction, plant sale and garden visit. Contact Brian Dockerill

Saturday 11th June. East Ruston Gardens, Norfolk. Plant sale. Massive and wonderfully diverse garden. Lots of nurseries.

Monday 20th June. Purleigh Garden Club. Lecture by Joe Sharman. Contact: Lindsey Bain 01621 827066

Saturday 25th June. HPS Western Counties, Norton Village Hall. Joe Sharman gives the second half of a lecture on Propagation. Members only. Contact: Marie Paginton 01386 751896

Monday 12th September. Downham Market & District Horticultural Society. Lecture by Joe Sharman. Contact: Beryl Parker 01366 384747

Thursday 15th September. Hare Street and Hormead Gardening Club. Lecture by Joe Sharman on Grasses. Contact: Anthony Pearce 01763 848564

Sunday 25th of September. AGS bulb study day at Pershore College, Evesham, Worcestershire. Lecture by Joe Sharman on the Autumn flowers of the Peloponnese focusing on Galanthus reginae-olgae. Members only. Plants for sale.

Saturday/Sunday 1st/2nd October. Great Dixter Autumn Plant Fair 

Thursday 10th November. Welwyn & District Garden Club. Lecture by Joe Sharman on Grasses. Contact: Janet Coxall 01438 813335.


Saturday 21st January. Middelton House Gardens

Saturday 4th February. Alpine Garden Society

Sunday 19th February. Great Comp

Further events will be anounced as they are booked.