2019 Plant Fairs

HOLME PIERREPOINT HALL – 24 March 2019

Back to the delightful Holme Pierrepont Hall on Sunday 24 March with the plant fair 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. Amongst the plant nurseries attending are Piecemeal Plants, Ashdale Nursery, Coopers Nurseries, Linda Scott Hardy Plants, Plant Wild, Ruth Hall, Seeds To Sow, Ribblesdale Nurseries, Plantazia, Bridge Farm Plants, Helmholme Plants, The Herb Nursery, Stannard Plants, Bright & Beautiful and North Staffordshire Hostas and Shade Lovers.  We also welcome back Tambrath Welding Co with their wonderful metal arches, planters and plant supports. 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 ...

SANDON HALL – Sunday 7 April 2019

We’re holding two plant fairs at the lovely Sandon Hall this year with the first one on Sunday 7 April. 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. 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.  Amongst the plant specialists attending with LBJ Nurseries, Linda Scott Hardy Plants, Penmere Plants, Ruth Hall, Seeds To Sow, Ribbesdale Nurseries. Plantazia, Hempholme Plant Nursery, The Herb Nursery, Stannard Plants, Bright & Beautiful, North Staffordshire Hostas and Shade Lovers and Morton Nurseries. The gardens extend to over 25 acres, planted mainly with specimen rhododendrons and azaleas, but over the past three years an impressive amount of work has been undertaken on the Sunken Garden and the rose beds.  Hopefully we should also be able to see the bluebells underplanted in the older areas of the gardens so please do explore when you’re visiting. 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 ...

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. Over 22 plant specialists and garden accessory stands will be in attendance so bring lots of money so you won’t be disappointed.  Amongst the nurseries will be Fayrefield Horticulture & Design, Through The Garden Gate, Red Dial Nurseries, The Cleveland group of the Alpine Garden Society, Seeds to Sow, Ribblesdale Nurseries, Gatekeeper Nursery, Plantazia, The Herb Nursery, Lawn Hero, Garden Blooms, Dark Star Plants, Roanne Nurseries, Northern Ark Nursery, Easiworks (Autism Plus), Cottage Garden Plants and Morton Nurseries. Gardening with Wildlife ...

HOLKER HALL – Easter Sunday 21 April 2019

  Holker Hall & Gardens is one of the premier destinations in the Southern Lakes and we open the fair earlier than most of the others at 10.30am. A great selection of Northern plant specialists and garden accessories will be attending.   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! Participating nurseries include D K Plants, Penmere Plants, Northern Ark Nursery, Roanne Nursery, East of Eden Plant Nursery, Seeds to Sow, Red Dial Nursery, Ribblesdale Nurseries, Tinnisburn Nursery, Drointon Nurseries, That Plant Girl and Three Pools Nursery.  Garden and gift stands include Graham Grinstead garden furniture, wood carvings and sun-dried, Lizzie Weaver and Folkvagr – wonderful stained glass. 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 ...

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 events over the years and continue to add to their bulb collections so you can be assured of spectacular planting and colour all around the garden. With the unseasonal hot weather over Easter, I image that lots of the tulips might have “been and gone” by the time we hold the fair but never fear, this garden is a treasure trove of fabulous plants, shrubs and trees. You won’t be disappointed. Plant nurseries attending include Lavender and Pinks, Brambling House Alpines and Salvias, Red Dial Nursery, Roanne Nurseries, Fayrefield Horticulture and Design,  Seeds To Sow, Through the Garden Gate, Ribblesdale Nurseries, The Herb Nursery, Stannard Plants, Garden Blooms, The Tiny Plant Company, Roanne Nursery, Northern Ark Nursery, Morton Nurseries Ltd and Summerfield Plant Nursery. Garden accessories include Gardening with Wildlife, Alfresco Garden Design, Cornerstone Garden Furniture and Tuffnel Glass. The plant fair will be held ...

CEDARBARN FARM SHOP – Sunday 19 May 2019

A brand new venue just outside Pickering for Flower Power Fairs this year.  Cedarbarn Farmshop has been open for many years and offers locally sourced food, drinks and garden products.  They also have a wonderful tea room/cafe too so make sure you visit it. This event is to help Karl Avison, the owner, raise over £10,000 for Macmillan Nurses.  He’s well on the way with Race Nights, Fashion Shows, Dinners, and other events but I’d be so proud if my Flower Power Fairs customers will contribute too.  If you wish to give money via the internet, visit his JUST GIVING page.  Otherwise, bring your donations to the plant fair. On Saturday 15 June Karl will be taking part in a charity race at York Racecourse and has been out “on the gallops” each morning honing his skills.  I can’t wait to watch the race and to see how he fares. The fair will be placed beside the farmshop and the delightful miniature railway and again I have a great selection of plant nurseries attending. We open from 11.00am and admission is free to all.  Dogs welcome outside but not in the shop or cafe and for those of you who fancy a little trip ...

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. We had the most amazing weather in 2018 so I am hoping that we shall be lucky again this year.  Come early to get the best choice of plants and then nip into the cafe for a brew before your visit to the delightful gardens. Participating nurseries include Old School House, Penmere Plants, LBJ Nursery, Hillview Hardy Plants, Ruth Hall, Hempholme Plant Nursery, Ribblesdale Nurseries, Seeds To Sow, Hillside Herbs, Stannard Plants, Andrea’s Anvil and many more. 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. BRING CASH – MOST PLANT NURSERIES DO NOT HAVE CARD FACILITIES.                    

SANDON HALL – Sunday 9 June 2019

We make a return to Sandon Hall on Sunday 9 June for our second plant fair there this year so I hope those of you who visited in April will come back and see what wonderful plants are for sale in June. The delightful 50 acre garden of Sandon Hall will look completely different from their April blooms so come back and explore all over again.  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.  Grant, the head gardener, is on the second year of a ten plan for the garden for those of you who know the gardens well, you will already have seen the changes and improvements. A memorial garden has been planted with native trees from all the participating countries who fought in the First World War and Grant has now allocated a four acre “wild garden” area to encourage wild life into the gardens – but not rabbits!  Poor Sandon Hall suffers from rabbit damage. 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 ...

SION HILL HALL – Sunday 16 June 2019

  Our first plant fair at Sion Hill proved to be very popular and successful and Mr Mallaby was so pleased that he’s invited us back this year.  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 including Dark Star Plants, Gatekeeper Nurseries, ...

CONSTABLE BURTON HALL – Sunday 7 July 2019

We held plant fairs here at Constable Burton Hall some years ago so I am delighted to announce that we are returning to this beautiful garden and property at the beginning of July.  A change in garden opening for 2019 means that you will only be able to visit when they hold a special event and this is their July special event. The fair will be held on the lawns beside the house (not open to the public) and will feature a host of specialist plant nurseries and a handful of garden accessory stands too. Nurseries attending will be Gatekeeper Nursery, Red Dial Nurseries, Ribblesdale Nurseries, The Lawn Hero, Roanne Nurseries, Morton Hall Nurseries and The Quiet Corner.    We also have some interesting garden accessory stands joining us too.  Full confirmation of all participants will be released nearer the date. Catering will be provided by the Constable Burton award-winning chef and admission includes the plant fair, gardens and grounds. Sunday 7 July Admission £5.00, children free, catering available, no dogs please.

WYNYARD HALL – Sunday 21 July 2019

We held our first plant fair here in 2017 and it was very popular with visitors and gardeners alike.  And last year we were blessed with wonderful weather, so much so that I think we all “baked” in the heat! I’m hoping that the weather will be kind to us again in 2019 as this really is a world class garden.  Sir John Hall has lavished over £2million bringing these two large Walled Gardens back to life.  Our fair, held within the restored Rose Garden, and overlooking the water features and the impressive Café/Visitor Centre,  spills all along the gravelled pathways right up to the Eating Garden beyond and features quality plant growers and nurseries from the North. You can also buy your tickets on line so giving you “instant” access into the plant fair rather than queuing at the reception area.   We are also delighted to find out that there will be a Farmers’ Market taking place just outside the Walled Garden so you will need to bring lots of cash with you for both events …. and please do bring your own bags and save on plastic waste. Fantastic selection of top quality plant specialists and growers attending this year ...

HOLKER HALL – Bank Holiday Sunday 25 August 2019

Holker Hall

We return to Holker Hall at the end of August for the late summer plant fair. 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! Despite having the most wonderful summer last year, the Lake District decided that Bank Holiday Sunday would be a great day for rain and cold winds.  We froze but thank you to the hardy visitors who braved the weather and came and bought lots of quality plants at great prices.  Don’t forget these are all locally grown and grown by the experts who sell them. This was August 2018! 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.     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 ...

NEWBURGH PRIORY- Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019

Newburgh Priory N Yorks

  I love this place! A wonderful estate to visit at any time of the year but late summer offers you beautiful views, a peaceful lake alive with lots of wild fowl, woodland and water gardens and a short sharp hike up to the top of the hill to look back down onto the Priory and Sutton Bank beyond.  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 North 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

EASTER SUNDAY AT HOLKER HALL & GARDENS, CUMBRIA

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