Nurseries & Artisans 2024:

See which fairs each nursery is attending:

A Love Blossoms

Alison Hayhurst Willow NEW

Allie Pottinger Watercolours NEW

Amorosa Enterprises

Arrowsmith Woodwork

Artisan Plant Supports

Bridge Farm Plants

Brocton Leys Organic Garden


Chris Cooke Plants

Cliff Bank Nursery

Conquest Plants Nursery

Cotswold Garden Flowers

Cottage Memories

Di's Glassworks and Smithy NEW


DJA Plants

Fayrefield Plant Nursery NEW

53a The Hideaway

Freckles & Flora NEW

Green End Farm Nursery

Green's Leaves

Guest Home and Garden

Heartsease Plants

Hillview Hardy Plants

Hooksgreen Herbs

Ian & Teresa Moss

John Cullen Gardens

Jurassicplants Nurseries

Kura Ilera NEW

Linda Scott Hardy Plants

Long Acre Plants NEW


Lyneal Mill Nursery

Malcolm Allison Plants

Malvern Savlia Collection

Maverick Garden Art NEW

Mayfields Plants

Meadow Days Nursery


Middlemoor NEW

Mintopia NEW

Morton Nurseries

Mr D'Arcy's Heritage Fruit Trees

North Staffs Hostas

Orchard Furniture

Ox Eye Daisy

Pegboarders NEW

Penmere Plants

Peter the Bee & Friends

Piecemeal Plants

Plant Lovers Garden

Pottertons Nursery

Primrose Bank

Priorswood Clematis NEW

Prized Perennials

Rainbow Eucalyptus

Rebecca Christian NEW

Roseland House

Rosemeade Nurseries

Seagate Nurseries NEW

Sophia Davenport


Stannard Plants

Stonyford Cottage Nursery

Stuart Marsh Sculptures

The Edible Garden Nursery NEW

The Kokedama Llama NEW

The Lavender Pot NEW

The Gobbett Nursery

Thomasson Farms NEW

Tinker and Fix

Tissington Nursery

Tom's Yard NEW

Under Capricorn NEW

Sophia Davenport

We welcome Robert and Mary Davenport with their beautiful botanical cards, prints and notebooks to our fairs.

It all began in 2020 with an old cardboard box of original watercolour paintings spread out on the kitchen table by Robert, Mary and Lucinda Davenport.  These delicate floral images were all painted by their ancestor Sophia. ​ ​Sophia Walker was born in Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire in 1818 and married John Davenport in 1839; together they had seven children, John, Thomas, Susannah, Edward, Francis, Alfred, and Arthur. In the present generation, Lucinda is Thomas’ great-great-grand-daughter and the first girl to be born into the family for over 100 years. ​ Sophia’s interest in floral subjects was encouraged by her father Richard, an amateur botanist and Fellow of Magdalen College, who researched and published The Flora of Oxfordshire in 1833. She also studied with the renowned watercolour artist William Turner (known as The Oxford Turner, to distinguish him from his famous contemporary, J. M. W. Turner).  Turner inspired many of her own landscape paintings and they painted several similar views in and around the city.

Over two hundred years after she was born, Sophia’s passion and lifetime of dedication to her art has been the inspiration for this family business, bringing her floral watercolours to life with greeting cards, art prints, and notebooks.

Contact Robert and Mary at Sophia Davenport




All images and text © Plant Hunters Fairs 2008-2024 (unless copyright otherwise indicated)