2017 was the first year we came to Coverham Abbey and what a wonderful day it turned out to be. Huge numbers of visitors, gardeners, neighbours and people just passing by on the day were enchanted by this delightful private garden, not normally open to the public. Wandering through the old abbey ruins with the knot garden or along the herbaceous borders on the south front brought forth lots of wonderful comments for the owners.
The plant fair is held on the meadow across the HaHa on part of the old abbey ruins – hence the slightly unlevel ground in places – and features many of the top Northern plant nurseries.
Amongst the plant specialists here will be Morton Nurseries Ltd (as featured on BBC’s Gardeners World, Friday 20 July), Red Dial Nurseries, Harperley Hall Farm Nursery, The Herb Nursery, Braithwaite’s Roses, Howard Firth, Gatekeeper Nursery and many more. We will also have some lovely garden accessories by Alfresco as well as an artist and a handcrafted weaver. So plenty to see and do and of course, fabulous plants to buy.
BRING CASH and also please consider bringing your own bags to save on plastic waste.
Home made delights are available all day in the renovated Barn and they definitely have the smartest toilets in Yorkshire! A tribute to Yorkshireman, Mr Thomas Crapper.
- Admission £4.00 includes gardens and plant fair.
- Children free.
- Dogs welcome.
- All entry proceeds will be donated to the RDA (Riding for the Disabled). Monies from the tea room will be donated to Coverham Church.
- Open 11am – 4pm
- Coverham Abbey, Middleham, North Yorkshire DL8 4RW