2018 Plant Fairs

HOLME PIERREPOINT HALL – 25 March 2018

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. 11.00am – 4.00pm Admission £3.50 includes gardens, grounds and plant fair.  Children free. Proceeds go towards the ...

NEWBURGH PRIORY – Sunday 15 April 2018

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 – Sunday 22 APRIL 2018

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 7 May 2018

This beautiful private garden never ceases to disappoint, at any time of the year, and for 2018 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! Needless to say 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. Proceeds go to a charity of the family’s choice. Open 11am – 4pm. Ness Hall, East Ness, Nunnington YO62 5XD                

CHILLINGTON HALL – Sunday 20 May 2018

A second visit to the delightful Chillington Hall just outside of Brewood.  Known locally for its astonishing array of bluebells in their woods around the lake, but perhaps less so for its delightful “model farm” where the plant fair will again be held.  This amazing set of farm buildings, restored over the past few years, give a wonderful backdrop to the plant nurseries and accessory stands who attend the event.   We had a great day there in 2017 and I hope that this second year will prove even more popular. Admission £4.00 includes gardens, grounds and plant fair. Children free. Proceeds go towards the restoration of the gardens. Open 11am – 4pm. Chillington Hall, Brewood, Staffordshire WV8 1RE          

RABY CASTLE PLANT & GIFT FAIR – BH Sunday 27 May 2018

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.  As usual the event will be held within the Castle courtyard opposite the café and will be packed full of amazing plants and interesting and different gifts suitable for all. Admission £5.00 includes gardens, grounds, park and plant fair. Children free. Dogs welcome in the park but not in the gardens please. Open 11am – 4pm Raby Castle, Staindrop, Co Durham  DL2 3AH   Cuinem Jewellery – created and crafted by Fiona 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.  We also combine with some of the best local small businesses in the area including photography, art, vintage furniture, jewellery and food stands so why not come along and enjoy a day ...

RODE HALL – Bank Holiday Monday 28 May 2018

A change of date for the Rode Hall Spring Plant Fair, moving to 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            

SANDON HALL – Sunday 10 June 2018

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. The fair takes place on the Conservatory lawn and admission to the fair is included in the usual garden admission cost of £3.00.  Children are free.  No dogs in the gardens please but welcome in the delightful parkland as long as they are on leads as there are sheep roaming. Admission £3.00 includes garden, grounds and plant fair. Children free. Open 11am – 4pm Sandon Hall, Sandon, Staffs ST18 0DL                

SION HILL HALL – Sunday 17 June 2018

  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 and has an extraordinary garden, mainly created in that period, but over the past 17 years new areas of the gardens have evolved due to the dedication of its current custodian, 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. 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.   The gardens are never open to the public ...

LOWTHER CASTLE – Sunday 24 June 2018

The Castle and gardens have undergone an amazing transformation since I first held a plant fair here in 2012.  There are acres and acres of gardens to explore as well as more intimate areas planted by Dan Pearson around the old ruins of the castle. The fair will be held in the Castle Courtyard and will feature many of the North’s top growers and plant specialists. Refreshments are served in the Café beside the fair and admission is free.  Normal garden admission applies to the gardens. Free admission to the plant fair. Dogs welcome. Open 10am – 4pm Lowther Castle, Penrith CA10 2HH

DALTON HALL – Sunday 1 July 2017

The popularity of Dalton Hall’s summer plant fair continues and brings you an opportunity to see this delightful Walled Garden.  Over the past few years the owners, Mr & Mrs Hotham, have lovingly restored, repaired and enhanced the Walled Garden and this continues to evolve under the careful eye of Pavel, their head gardener. We hold the fair on the grass within the Walled Garden and delicious home made refreshments are served all day. Admission £4.00 includes the garden and the plant fair. Proceeds go towards the restoration of the gardens. Open 11am – 4pm. Dalton Hall, South Dalton, Beverley, E Yorkshire HU17 7PW

WORSALL HALL – Sunday 8 July 2018

This garden only opens once in 2018 and that’s when we are holding our plant fair.  A delightful intimate garden, packed full of herbaceous perennials, Kiftsgate roses, unusual shrubs and trees, with a working kitchen garden area and a woodland walk with a parterre overlooking the Walled Garden where the plant fair is held. We last held a plant fair here in 2015 and raised over £2500 for the MS Trust, a charity close to the owners’ hearts. Home made refreshments are served in the Café outhouse and visitors are free to wander at will.  A delightful garden that everyone enjoys. Admission £5.00 includes garden and plant fair. Children free. No dogs in the garden please. All proceeds go to the MS Trust. Open 11am – 4pm. Worsall Hall, Low Worsall, Yarm, N Yorkshire TS15 9PJ

WYNYARD HALL – Sunday 22 July 2018

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.   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                

COVERHAM ABBEY – Sunday 29 July 2018

2017 was the first year we wentto 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. Home made delights are available all day in the 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 proceeds will be donated to the RDA (Riding ...

HOLKER HALL – BH Sunday 26 August 2018

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.   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    

NEWBURGH PRIORY – BH Monday 27 August 2018

This is such a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year but if you want to escape the Bank Holiday crowds and come to a peaceful place then Newburgh offers you much.  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, ...

 

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