The Plant Fest between 10am and 4pm is the latest in a series of events throughout the year focusing on different aspects of gardening skills. Visitors are being encouraged to bring in samples of plants from their own gardens for the 'Plant Doctor' to offer advice on any problems. There will be pumpkins for sale which have been grown by the students and guided walks of the Broomfield gardens as well as tractor demonstrations and rides.
A wide range of plants and pumpkins, grown by Horticulture students at the College, will be available for sale at the Plant Centre with a free herb plant for every purchase over £5. Guided walks will be held around the walled gardens and the grounds at Broomfield and there will be tractor demonstrations and rides. Meanwhile the Animal Care Unit will be open between 10am and 3.30pm with the chance to meet some of the more unusual animals and reptiles which are cared for by the students from meerkats and porcupines to spiders and snakes. Entrance is £3 for adults and £1 for children.
For more information about this and future events at Broomfield Hall and across Derby College, please visit the events page at www.derby-college.ac.uk