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  • NEWBURGH PRIORY – Sunday 19 April 2020 – CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATES NEWBURGH PRIORY - Sunday 19 April 2020 - CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATES WE ARE TRYING TO HOLD THE EVENT, SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES BUT WE MUST ENSURE ALL OUR PERSONNEL ARE SAFE AND PROTECTED. THE CAFE AND HOUSE WILL NOT BE OPEN. KEEP CHECKING THE WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER OR INSTAGRAM FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION. Newburgh Priory is always the first YORKSHIRE plant fair of the year and again, we have a full compliment of wonderful plant nurseries and garden accessories attending the 2020 event.  I love this place – it has a special   place in my heart as it was the first venue I booked way back in 2006.   A visit at any time of the year is uplifting 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. 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, Seeds to Sow,  Gatekeeper Nursery, Plantazia, The Herb Nursery,  Garden Blooms, Dark Star Plants, Roanne Nurseries, Northern Ark Nursery and Giddy Kippers. Gardening with Wildlife will be on hand for all your bug, hedgehog and bird homes as will Cornerstone Housing who create rustic garden furniture including arches, tables and benches and seating.  And if its Newburgh, then you can be assured that Luke Seddon from Alfresco Design will be there with all your garden supports and artefacts. Admission £4.00 includes gardens, grounds, woods and plant fair. Children free. Dogs welcome. Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, North Yorkshire YO61 ...
  • KEEP ON CHECKING THE WEBSITE – Update 24 March KEEP ON CHECKING THE         WEBSITE - Update 24 March Dear friends The Coronavirus and events As you are all aware we made the decision to cancel the Holme Pierrepont Plant Fair and now, with the Government insisting we all stay at home (and garden), we have had to cancel Sandon Hall too. We have not cancelled Newburgh Priory Plant Fair yet BUT this is liable to change in a blink of an eye. Please bear with us. The plant nurseries are desperate to get out and about and share their wonderful plants with you. They are all self employed so you can imagine that with the cancellation of plant fairs, the bigger flower shows like Harrogate, Chelsea and Chatsworth and cancellation of all gardening talks, they are now really in a bad place. To this end I am desperate to get these fairs on the road but I have to follow the guidelines set down by the Government and Public Health, but if I do, it will be without any catering facilities at all. You would be welcome to bring your own drinks, food, picnics, etc and of course the toilet facilities will be open but please make your own risk assessment before venturing out. Anyone with a high risk underlying illness – please stay at home. Anyone with a high temperature, cold or cough – stay at home. But if you’re fit and healthy and would like a wander through the gardens of Sandon Hall on 5 April or Newburgh Priory on 19 April – stay in touch. The nurseries will all be well spaced out and I would just ask you to bring your own bags and ensure that you wear gloves if handling cash. Better to be over cautious. Please keep in touch either via the website, my Facebook page ...
  • Exciting new venues for the 2020 Plant Fairs Exciting new venues for the 2020 Plant Fairs The plant fairs are nearly all full now and I’m delighted with the range and depth of quality plant nurseries who want to join Flower Power Fairs.   We shall be back at the charming Worsall Hall near Yarm for our “bi-annual” visit there.  The fair will be taking place in June next year so you will see the gardens slightly earlier than usual. We shall also be returning to Constable Burton Hall in Wensleydale next year after a very successful plant fair there this July and I have a brand new garden to show you (and great plant fair) at Ganton Hall, Ganton not too far away from Scarborough. Two plant fairs at Newburgh Priory, with two at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire but we won’t be returning to Holker Hall in Cumbria.  A change in management. We’ve moved Ness Hall Plant Fair to the end of May as the first Spring Bank Holiday is a little confusing this year with VE Day, Friday 8 May, and replacing the Monday Bank Holiday date. A new venture for Flower Power is to hold a plant fair in the lovely market town of Stone, Staffordshire. I was approached by the Council to hold a fair so I do hope you will all come along and support this new event. So lots of work goes on behind the scenes before Flower Power Fairs opens for 2020 at the delightful Holme Pierrepont Hall in Nottingham. Full dates and venues are now on the Plant Fair Calendar which you can download and keep.   And for those of you who have been to the fairs in 2019, thank you for your support and see you next year.
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