COVERHAM ABBEY in the Yorkshire Dales – Sunday 30 July 2017


This is another gem of a garden!  Mrs Corner approached me via her friend, Harriette Murray Wells from Ness Hall and asked me to drive over and see whether her garden was suitable for a plant fair.  How lucky am I to have such lovely people who recommend me?

The house and gardens form part of the old Coverham Abbey and what a joy they are.  The most gorgeous knot garden created within some of the ruins, and then on the south facing side of the gardens, herbaceous borders, intimate “rooms” and lawns.


Its a delightful garden with little paths leading you off to explore the ruins with interesting planting and plants and I’m quite sure you will all enjoy it.  There is also a small vegetable garden and greenhouse and views across fields and woodland.  A lovely place to spend a day in.

The plant fair will be in the hay meadow facing the house and is accessed via a newly constructed bridge over the Haha.  Visitors will be parked in the field adjoining the plant fair and will be able to wander around the gardens and ruins at leisure.  I have a small but perfectly formed group of plant specialists attending including Morton Hall Nursery, The Herb Nursery, Red Dial Nurseries and local nursery, Braithwaites from Leeming Bar.  There will also be some accessory stands.

Access for wheelchairs might be a little difficult in the car park and plant fair but fine in the gardens.  We will try and park as many disabled cars in the gravelled farm courtyard.

Dogs allowed ONLY IN THE PLANT FAIR and car park.



COVERHAM ABBEY, Middleham, North Yorkshire DL8 4RN

(not too far from The Forbidden Corner).  Home made refreshments served in the old barn.

Open 11am – 4pm.  Disabled parking.  Admission £3.50, children free.  NO DOGS IN GARDEN PLEASE.










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