Plant Shows 2019

Saturday 2nd February Best of Faversham, in Preston Street, Faversham

Saturday 3rd March Alpine Garden Society, Harlow, Essex, Early Spring Show

Saturday 10th March Alpine Garden Society, Loughborough Show

Sunday 10th March Frittillaria Group Meeting, New Haw Village Hall, Surrey

Saturday 24th March Alpine Garden Society South West Show, RHS Rosemoor

Saturday 6th April Best of Faversham, Preston Street, Faversham

Saturday 13th April Alpine Garden Society Midland Show

Saturday  20th April Alpine Garden Society, Kent Show, Sutton Valence School

Sunday 21st April Plant Fairs Roadshow at Hall Place

Saturday 4th May Alpine Garden Society, East Anglia Show, Norfolk

Saturday 18th May Plant Fairs Roadshow, Telegraph Hill Centre, SE14 5TY

Sunday 19th May Whitstable Garden Safari 19 Joy Lane, Whitstable CT5 4LT

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May Plant Fairs Roadshow, Canterbury Cathedral

Saturday 1st  June Best of Faversham Preston Street, Faversham

Sunday 2nd  June Little Gardens of Sandwich

Sunday 9th June Plant Fairs Roadshow, Sussex praries

Saturday 15th   June Best of Faversham Preston Street, Faversham

Sunday 23rd  June Plant Fairs Roadshow at Hall Place

Sunday 30th  June Faversham open gardens and Gardens Market

Sunday 21st July Plant Fairs Roadshow at Chawton House

Sunday 25th August Plant Fairs Roadshow at The Walled Nursery Event Cancelled

Saturday 28th September Alpine Garden Society, Loughborough Show

Saturday and Sunday 5th and 6th October Great Dixter Autumn Plant Fair

Saturday 19th October Alpine Garden Society, Kent Show, Sutton Valence School


The garden has developed since 1978 on 1.5 acres of former cherry orchard. It was a family task from the start with Tim and Mrs Nancy Ingram, his mother, taking a keen interest in ornamental planting and Jack Ingram planting fruit trees and avidly keeping the grass in tip top condition. In the beginning the garden was very open and hot, so trees were planted to create some shade. Now some of those trees are being removed to create more light. The garden has become less formal as time has gone by, with many island beds and interest focusing on plants which are Tim’s primary concern.

His first love was for alpines after visiting Joe Elliot’s nursery in the Cotswolds when he was young and he devotes time and space to growing these in special beds. Allied to love of alpines are the spring plants which take advantage of the early light and moisture. Snowdrops have great charm and diversity followed by Hellebores which continue for months, then a flood of woodland species like Anemones, Hepaticas and Trilliums. As summer approaches  his love for southern hemisphere plants, Umbellifers, and plants which thrive in hot summers by questing for their own source of water deep down becomes obvious.

A nursery ran on the site from 1987 to 2006. Plants are being grown again though at present in small numbers. We officially open in 2013.


A Plantsman’s Garden

National Garden Scheme

Open dates for 2019:

Sunday 10th February 12-4 pm

Sunday 17th February 12-4 pm

Sunday 17th March 12-5 pm

Sunday 31st March 12-5 pm

Wednesday 3rd April 12-5 pm

Sunday 28th April 12-5 pm

Saturday 11th May 12-5 pm

Sunday 12th May 12-5 pm

Homemade Teas

Note parking is off site, in laybys and on roadsides.


Sunday 26th January 12 - 4 pm

Sunday 16th February 12-4 pm

Tim has been a member of the Alpine Garden Society most of his gardening life and is an active member of our two local groups, the East Kent and the Mid Kent groups which are both keen to promote interest in alpine plants and welcome new members. The four Kent groups have a combined Facebook Group with news. Tim has keeps a diary on the Alpine Society website.

Tim is also a keen member of the local Kent Group of the Hardy Plant Society.

Copton Ash

was featured in The English Garden Magazine in January 2017

Also in the RHS
‘The Garden’ in March 2018

Copton Ash

is a member of Plant Fairs Roadshow, a cooperative of small in dependant specialist nurseries organising plant fairs in the South East.