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Thompson & Morgan

18th Annual Trial Ground Open Weekend

30th and 31st July 2011 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm both days.

What is Open Weekend?

Every year, we carry out extensive plant trials to discover potential new introductions to the T&M range and ensure the varieties we already stock are still meeting our performance standards. Open Weekend gives visitors a unique opportunity to see our trial grounds up close and to get a sneak preview of newly developed experimental varieties some of which have won awards for their innovative qualities. For example, Buddleja Buzz™ which won Best New Plant at the Grower of the Year Awards in 2010.

As well as seeing all these new varieties, you will also have the opportunity of viewing T&M's beautiful show gardens, see many of the plants from the next year's range planted up and in full bloom, meet our experts, see demonstrations, get expert advice and find out more about the company.

A great day out!

In 2010 as well as our trial grounds, show gardens, advice and demonstrations, we also had displays from The Begonia Society, The Geranium Society and The Fuchsia Society and the web team. We featured the ever popular plant sale and topical quiz - not to mention the question and answer time with our experts. The refreshment marquee with its delicious array of cakes and sandwiches provided somewhere for visitors to tear themselves away from the beautiful flower borders and containers.

There was also a free packet of seeds for every visitor and the chance to pick up a few bargains, plants and gardening equipment!


If you're familiar with the area, we are easy to find just off the A12/A14 on the outskirts of Ipswich close to the Holiday Inn hotel.


if you are coming from further away, see Google Maps information (click here) for more help.