2019 Plant Fairs

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  There is a really good FB page called ALL HORTS run by three amazing people and they have recently launched a website giving us all the chance to find these amazing little gems – small, specialist plant nurseries!  The link is below so please have a look. If you know of any plant nurseries that you think might like to get involved – ITS ALL FREE – then tell them to go to this website! www.independentplantnurseriesguide.uk Many people want to support independent local nurseries but following various social media conversations and an unfortunate comment on Gardeners World, alluding to all nurseries and garden centres being shut on Easter Sunday it became obvious to 3 horticulturalists that often finding those nurseries was easier said than done. So the 3, Matthew Currie who has put the site together, Sacha Hubbard and Sara Venn began discussing a way to support the businesses and often friends whose nurseries they passionately believe in. Quickly nurserymen from across the country were getting in touch, and asking to be a part of the guide and gardeners young and old were suggesting their favourite local nurseries The guide is very much a work in progress and we hope by releasing it that ...

HOLME PIERREPOINT HALL – 24 March 2019

As usual the plant fair will be held on the lawns in front of the Hall and will feature many of the best individual plant nurseries from the Midlands and the North.  Always offering you choice plants and shrubs, and of course advice on how to get the very best out of the plants you buy.  Some will be unusual, some even rare, but all have been grown by the people who sell them and offer excellent value for money, locally grown with low mileage. Holme Pierrepont has the most delightful spring garden full of snowdrops, crocus, miniature iris and unusual spring flowering shrubs and trees.  Collections of Camella and interesting topiary throughout the garden. The inner courtyard garden makes an attractive entrance into the Hall where the toilet facilities are.  Refreshments served throughout the day. Entries for the plant fair are now closed.  We are fully booked.  Thank you for your interest. 11.00am – 4.00pm Admission £3.50 includes gardens, grounds and plant fair.  Children free. Proceeds go towards the continued restoration of the gardens and woodland areas.Dogs welcome. Address is Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottingham NG12 2LD Beware the sleeping policemen as you approach the estate, just past Blotts.  The canopy over the road hides an extremely ...

SANDON HALL – Sunday 7 April 2019

The delightful 25 acre garden of Sandon Hall welcomes Flower Power Fairs back again and as usual we shall have a full compliment of outstanding plant growers and specialists attending. Staffordshire Hardy Plant Society will be returning with their eclectic stand of interesting plants for sale and others include Linda Scott Hardy Plants (a hardy geranium specialist), Red Dial Nurseries, Ruth Plant, Penmere Plants. Bright & Beautiful, Hempholme Plant Nursery, Plantazia Plants, Cooper’s Nurseries, Brambling House Alpines and Jurassic Plants.  The Peony Lady will also be attending with her wonderful selection of hardy peony plants and a new stand, Homes for Bugs, will be joining us.  Steve makes some interesting and quirky bug homes, all shapes and sizes, out of recycled and scrap wood. You will have a huge selection of plants on sale here from small alpines to the big boys of the herbaceous border and everything in-between. DON’T FORGET TO BRING CASH, most nurseries do not have card facilities.  And for those of you who wish to stop the use of plastic bags, may I politely ask you to bring your own bags and help save the planet. The fair takes place on the Conservatory lawn and admission to the fair is included in the ...

NEWBURGH PRIORY – Sunday 14 April 2019

A wonderful place to visit at any time of the year but Spring promises so much and with over 40 acres of gardens and grounds to explore, you know it will be a great day out for all, including your dog. The fair takes place on the Northern lawns looking down to the lake and the White Horse at Kilburn beyond and is always popular with the individual plant nurseries and specialists who attend. Home made yummy cakes and lovely sandwiches and hot quiches will be on sale throughout the day in the Priory Refectory Kitchen and for those of you who haven’t visited the Priory before, may I suggest a visit to the House too. Fascinating history and a delightful home. Admission £4.00 includes gardens, grounds, woods and plant fair. Children free. Dogs welcome. Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, North Yorkshire YO61 4AS

HOLKER HALL – Easter Sunday 21 April 2019

The plant fair is always held at the top of the car park beside the Café courtyard and features many of the North’s top plant growers and specialists including some from Scotland so you can be assured that your plants will definitely grow in your gardens as they are all hardy and resistant to cold weather and rain!    We offer free entry to the plant fair and there is usually a produce market held within the café courtyard too.  Normal admission to the gardens and Hall apply.   Free admission for all.  Dogs welcome in the fair but not in the gardens. Open from 10.30am – 4pm.  Free parking. Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria LA11 7PL    

NESS HALL – Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 2019

This beautiful private garden looks stunning, at any time of the year, and for 2019 we are back in the spring time.  Harriette and her gardener, Alan, have lots of plans for the garden so until I visit them in April, I, too, am in the dark! I do know that they have planted over 500 tulips for the May event so you can be assured of spectacular planting and colour all around the garden. The plant fair will be held in the pony paddock beside the gardens and will be full to bursting with quality plants from some of my wonderful Yorkshire plant growers and specialists.  Home made refreshments are served from the family kitchen and a good time is had by all. Admission £4.00 for the gardens and plant fair. Children free. Dogs are not encouraged in the gardens. Open 11am – 4pm. Ness Hall, East Ness, Nunnington YO62 5XD                

CEDARBARN FARM SHOP – Sunday 19 May 2019

CEDARBARN FARM SHOP - Sunday 19 May 2019

RABY CASTLE PLANT & GIFT FAIR – Bank Holiday Sunday 26 May 2019

Raby Castle

A wonderful setting for a plant fair with the backdrop of the Castle across the valley and featuring many of the North East’s best growers and specialists.  There are lots of changes and improvements afoot at the Castle this year and the plant fair will now be held in the sunny Walled Garden just over the wall from the Castle courtyard opposite the café.  There will be some amazing plants on sale and a quality selection of interesting gifts, jewellery, furniture and lots more within the Gifts section.   BRING CASH/CHEQUES – MOST PLANT NURSERIES DO NOT HAVE CARD FACILITIES.   Admission £7.00 includes gardens, grounds, park and plant fair. Concessions Dogs welcome in the park but not in the gardens please. Open 11am – 4pm Raby Castle, Staindrop, Co Durham  DL2 3AH Good quality plants for sale from Northern plant growers and nurseries giving you a wide choice of plants including herbs, herbaceous, alpines, shade lovers and small shrubs.  Award winning Morton Nurseries Ltd who won a Premier Gold at the recent Harrogate Flowr Show heads the list but others include East of Eden, The Quiet Corner, Roanne Nursery, Northern Ark Nursery, Brambling House Alpines and Salvias, Summerfield Nursery and many others. We also combine with some of the ...

RODE HALL – Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 2019

The Rode Hall Spring Plant Fair is staying with  Bank Holiday Monday, and offering visitors the added opportunity to visit the Hall too (separate admission). The plant fair will be held on gravel outside the entrance to the Hall and visitors will also be able to visit the magnificent gardens (awash with spring flowering plants and bluebells) as well as a wander down to the lake to see the heronry there. Admission £4.00 (reduced from normal garden admission) includes gardens, grounds and plant fair. Open 11am – 4pm. Rode Hall, Scholar Green, Cheshire ST7 3QP Hall open, separate admission Refreshments served all day. Participating nurseries include Penmere Plants, LBJ Nursery, Rectory Garden Nursery, D K Plants, The Peony Lady, Ox-Eye Daisy, Hillview Hardy Plants, Bright & Beautiful and Standard Plants.  We also welcome a new exhibitor, Andrea’s Anvil to the fair. BRING CASH – MOST PLANT NURSERIES DO NOT HAVE CARD FACILITIES.            

SANDON HALL – Sunday 9 June 2019

The delightful 25 acre garden of Sandon Hall welcomes Flower Power Fairs back again and as usual we shall have a full compliment of outstanding plant growers and specialists attending. Staffordshire Hardy Plant Society will be returning with their eclectic stand of interesting plants for sale and others include Linda Scott Hardy Plants (a hardy geranium specialist), Red Dial Nurseries, Ruth Plant, Penmere Plants. Bright & Beautiful, Hempholme Plant Nursery, Plantazia Plants, Cooper’s Nurseries, Brambling House Alpines and Jurassic Plants.  The Peony Lady will also be attending with her wonderful selection of hardy peony plants and a new stand, Homes for Bugs, will be joining us.  Steve makes some interesting and quirky bug homes, all shapes and sizes, out of recycled and scrap wood. You will have a huge selection of plants on sale here from small alpines to the big boys of the herbaceous border and everything in-between. DON’T FORGET TO BRING CASH, most nurseries do not have card facilities.  And for those of you who wish to stop the use of plastic bags, may I politely ask you to bring your own bags and help save the planet. The fair takes place on the Conservatory lawn and admission to the fair is ...

SALMESBURY HALL – Sunday 2 Jun 2019

SALMESBURY HALL - Sunday 2 Jun 2019

SION HILL HALL – Sunday 16 June 2019

  A brand new venue and what a wonderful venue this is. Described as “a masterpiece in the Neo-Georgian style” Sion Hill is one of the last pre-eminent country houses to be built in Yorkshire prior to the Great War.  The Arts & Crafts house was designed in 1912 by the renowned York architect, Walter H Brierley. It has an extraordinary garden, created over the past 17 years due to the dedication of its current Trustee, Michael Mallaby. It’s a joy to wander through with reaching views across the River Wiske and features topiary, parterres, the Long walk and traditional kitchen garden and a centenary Rose Garden.  Michael and his gardeners have been busy planting up new areas within the garden and since my visit in the autumn, several new large topiary shapes have arrived.  They look tremendous. The fair will be held beside the Stable Block and café and as you would expect, we shall have an amazing array of quality plants on sale from well respected plant growers and nurseries.  We have a full complement of plant nurseries attending and these include Dark Star Plants, John Cullen Gardens, Hare Spring Hardy Plants, Garden Blooms, Gatekeeper Nursery, Roanne Nursery, Summerfield Nursery, Plantazia ...

CONSTABLE BURTON HALL – Sunday 7 July 2019

CONSTABLE BURTON HALL - Sunday 7 July 2019

WYNYARD HALL – Sunday 21 July 2019

We held a plant fair here for the first time in 2017 and it was very popular with visitors and gardeners alike.  Held within the restored Rose Garden, and overlooking the water features and the impressive Café/Visitor Centre, the plant fair spills along the gravelled pathways all the way up to the Eating Garden beyond and features quality plant growers and nurseries from the North. Amongst the plant nurseries attending will be Northern Ark Nursery, Through The Garden Gate, Roanne Nursery, Summerfield Nursery, Brambling House Alpines & Salvias, Red Dial Nurseries. We also have a lovely collection of garden accessories including Gardening with Wildlife, BOHW Pottery, Cornerstone Housing Garden Furniture and Alfresco, quality metal obelisks and plant supports. Admission £5.50 (concessions) and reduced advance tickets. No dogs allowed in the gardens but there are acres of parkland to explore. Open 10am – 5pm. Wynyard Hall, Middlesbrough, Teeside TS22 5NF          

HOLKER HALL – Bank Holiday Sunday 26 August 2019

Holker Hall

The plant fair is always held at the top of the car park beside the Café courtyard and features many of the North’s top plant growers and specialists including some from Scotland so you can be assured that your plants will definitely grow in your gardens as they are all hardy and resistant to cold weather and rain! We offer free entry to the plant fair and there is usually a produce market held within the café courtyard too.  Normal admission to the gardens and Hall apply. Some of the participating plant specialists include Penmere Plants from Cheshire, Harperley Hall Farm Nurseries from Co Durham, East of Eden from Cumbria, Roanne Nursery from East Yorkshire and D K Plants from Staffordshire.  We also welcome back the Cumbrian Composters with their educational stand about all this composting and the RSPB will also be there. The Producers’ Market will be in the cafe forecourt so please don’t forget to BRING CASH as many of the stands do not have debit card facilities.  So don’t be disappointed – bring “proper” money with you!   Free admission for all.  Dogs welcome in the fair but not in the gardens. Open from 10.30am – 4pm.  Free parking. Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark ...

NEWBURGH PRIORY- Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019

A wonderful place to visit at any time of the year but Spring promises so much and with over 40 acres of gardens and grounds to explore, you know it will be a great day out for all, including your dog. The fair takes place on the Northern lawns looking down to the lake and the White Horse at Kilburn beyond and is always popular with the individual plant nurseries and specialists who attend. Home made yummy cakes and lovely sandwiches and hot quiches will be on sale throughout the day in the Priory Refectory Kitchen and for those of you who haven’t visited the Priory before, may I suggest a visit to the House too. Fascinating history and a delightful home. Admission £4.00 includes gardens, grounds, woods and plant fair. Children free. Dogs welcome. Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, North Yorkshire YO61 4AS

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