This Sunday, Islington Farmers' Market will host it's first ever plant fair on Chapel Market. This will be the first time in a very long while that Chapel Market will have stalls all the way from Penton Street up to Liverpool Road.
There are some fantastic specialist nurseries attending including:
If its herbs you’re after, John Webster of Herbal Haven has an unparalleled range of both popular garden herbs and unusual specialties. Their range includes, amongst many others, cinnamon basil, chamomile, mugwort, bergamot, wintergreen, marjoram, Jacob’s Ladder, wood sage, heartsease, mullein, elecampaine, bay and St. John’s Wort. We could name them all, but it would take us forever. Go and see for yourself!
Beauchamp Nurseries – Surrey
Plants from Ab at Beauchamp Nurseries are plants suited perfectly to London because that is where they are grown – in Norwood to be precise. As a Londoner himself, Ab makes extra-special care to provide plants suitable for smaller gardens and windowsills. This year, with Ab’s help you should be able to turn a small windowsill into a nest of edible and visual delights, by picking up some of his edible plants – look out for, amongst other things, dwarf pumpkins, French beans, courgettes, sweetcorn and various mixes of salads.
Shaun and Jo, of Edible Ornamentals, grow over thirty different varieties of chilli peppers, ranging from mild tang to scorching heat. Thankfully, someone from Edible Ornamentals will always be on hand to find you the right chilli plant to produce chillies suited to your personal tolerance. They make a great effort to produce plants which not only produce fantastic-tasting chillies, but also look amazing too – hence the name. They also have a good selection of many other herb plants.