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  • NEWBURGH PRIORY – Bank Holiday Monday, 30 August 2021NEWBURGH PRIORY - Bank Holiday Monday, 30 August 2021
    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. As always there will be some of the very best specialist nurseries attending the fair and there will be greater spaces between the stands to ensure your own safety and wellbeing. Garden accessories include Alfresco Design, Gardening with Wildlife, Karon Import’s Wire Sculptures and the Woodland Trust. We are trying so hard to stop the use of plastic and most of the nurseries now have bio-degradable bags to offer you but please bring your own bags along too – it all helps.  And although the nurseries are now embracing modern technology with card payments, not all of them do, so don’t forget to bring CASH with you to avoid disappointment.   I can confirm that toilet facilities will be available and catering will be held in the ruins (The Long Gallery) by Newburgh House catering.   Every precaution will be implemented to ensure your safety but please wear masks or face shields if you feel you may be vulnerable. The House will not be open. Admission £4.00 includes gardens, grounds, woods and plant fair.  Please try to bring the exact admission amount to assist us to eliminate cross-contamination. Children free. Dogs welcome. Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, North ...
  • Great day out at Sandon Hall!
    Many thanks to the plant specialists and garden accessory stands who attended the Sandon Hall Plant Fair on Sunday 2 August. We had a great day – good sunny weather, the occasional flurry of wind which kept the plant nurseries on their toes diving to stop their tall plants from toppling over, and lovely atmosphere with jazz music playing in the background, great coffees and teas, hot baps and a really friendly crowd of gardeners! We held the fair at the front of the Hall which we have never done before and it worked a treat. No-one felt unsafe or intimidated and we had a full track and trace system in place should anything amiss happen. We shall be back at Sandon in April and August next year but meanwhile some images of Sunday’s fair.
  • SANDON HALL – Sunday 1 August 2021SANDON HALL - Sunday 1 August 2021
    The site of the August plant fair   We hold our second plant fair of the season at Sandon Hall!  Goodness, what a traumatic time it has been for us all but I’m thrilled that Sandon Hall would like to hold a fair for us. There will be changes though.  The fair will be held at the front of the Hall on the gravelled area.  Admission will be £2.00 pp.  No dogs please. OPENING TIME 9am to 2pm. The gardens were furloughed at Sandon, along with most of the staff, and their head gardener didn’t think the gardens should be open for the plant fair. However, we have persuaded him to allow us to visit “the sleeping garden” on a donation basis on the day of the plant fair.  I had a sneaky preview and its utterly charming – slightly overgrown lawns awash with wonderful wild flowers, flower beds not looking pristine but charming and the gardens as you will never see like that again, so please consider a wander through and donate some money.  Why?  Well Sandon Hall would like to buy a specialist tree to plant to commemorate the NHS and those who lost their lives to Covid 19 (one of them being my own husband).  What a great idea. Social distancing will be in place, and we would appreciate it if you paid the entry via card (£2.00 per person, children free).  There will be mobile toilet facilities and I believe some catering will be available (to be confirmed).   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. At our recent fair, many of the nurseries asked you to pick ...
  • KIPLIN HALL – Sunday, 13 May 2021KIPLIN HALL - Sunday, 13 May 2021
  • NEWBURGH PRIORY – Sunday 11 April 2021NEWBURGH PRIORY - Sunday 11 April 2021
     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. Admission £4.00 includes gardens, grounds, woods and plant fair. Children free. Dogs welcome. Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, North Yorkshire YO61 4AS
  • HOLME PIERREPOINT HALL – Sunday, 28 March 2021HOLME PIERREPOINT HALL - Sunday, 28 March 2021
    Sunday 28 March 2021. 11am – 4pm.
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