I adore Auriculas….
What I love about these garden plants is their extremely cute blooms. Some of them are almost a caricature of how I used to draw flowers as a child…seven or eight rounded petals and a circle in the middle.
If only we lived nearer, I’d be making a bee-line to Woottens of Wenhaston this Saturday, 13th April.
Based in Suffolk, this specialist plant nursery is holding an ‘Auricula Open Day’ where over 400 Auriculas, including 12 new varieties, will be on display.
The nursery’s own experts will be on-hand to give advice on propagation, care and breeding at this free event.
Here are some more images of the stunning Auriculas which you’ll be able to see there…
Woottens have the largest collection of Auriculas in the country made up of Alpines, Borders, Edges, Selfs and Fancies.
The collection was started by Michael Loftus, who established the nursery 25 years ago and was particularly passionate about this wonderful plant.
So, as a recap…
- Event: Auricula Open Day
- Location: Woottens of Wenhaston, Wenhaston, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 9HD
- Date: This Saturday, 13th April
- Time: 10am until 4pm
Whether you’re an expert looking to add to your own collection or a novice just starting out, why not pay the nursery a visit?
P.S. Have you heard about Auricula Theatres? They were originally created back in the 1700s to protect the plants’ delicate flowers from the wind and rain. Apparently, this is Jasper Conran’s!
(Images : Woottens of Wenhaston)