A BEAUTIFUL rare fern will be among the many rare and unusual plants available at east Dorset’s first specialist plant fair on May 24.

Called the upside-down fern, as the fronds look as though they are growing upside down, the evergreen Arachniodes standishii is one of more than 100 varieties grown by wholesale nursery Country Garden Plant Sales.

The plant fair at Knoll Gardens offers an opportunity to buy direct from a selection of specialist growers. Local willow weaver Tracy Standish will also be there offering the opportunity to weave your own bird feeder to take home.

It runs from 10am until 4pm and admission is £4 for adults and £2 for children.

See www.knollgardens.co.uk or call 01202 87393 for details.