2021 Plant Fairs

Sun 21 March Middleton Hall, Warks

Sun 28 March Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire EXTRA DATE

Fri 2 April Whittington Castle, Shrops

Sat 3 April Bodenham Arboretum, Worcs

Sun - Mon 4 - 5 April Dorothy Clive Garden, Staffs

Sun 11 April Thoresby Park, Notts NEW VENUE

Sunday 18 April Sugnall Walled Garden, Staffs

Sun 25 April Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire

Sun - Mon 2 - 3 May Weston Park, Shrops

Sat 8 May Middleton Hall, Warks EXTRA DATE

Sun 9 May Adlington Hall, Cheshire

Sun 16 May Norton Priory, Cheshire

Sun 23 May 1620s House Donington Le Heath, Leics

Mon 31 May Carsington Water, Derbys

Sun 6 Jun Bramall Hall, Stockport

Sat - Sun 12 - 13 June Hodnet Hall, Shrops

Sat 26 June Thoresby Park, Notts NEW VENUE

Sun 27 June Middleton Hall, Warks

TBC July Sandwell Valley Park

Sun 4 July Whittington Castle, Shrops EXTRA DATE

Sun 18 July Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire

Sun 1 August 1620s House Donington Le Heath, Leics

TBC August Southwell Minster, Notts

Sun 15 August Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire

Sun 22 August Carsington Water, Derbys

Sun - Mon 29 - 30 August Dorothy Clive Garden, Staffs

Sat 4 September Bodenham Arboretum, Worcs

Sun 5 September Ness Botanic Gardens, Wirral

Sun 12 September Weston Park, Shrops

All events are subject to prevailing Covid-19 restrictions. Please follow us for latest updates. Please check event status before travelling.

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Possible Pop-Up Fairs:

If the situation improves we will schedule in some pop up events. Watch this space!

Donington Le Heath 1620's House and Garden

Near Coalville, Leics LE67 2FW

Sunday 23rd May 2021

Sunday 1st August 2021

Times 10am - 4pm

Entry to gardens and plant fair: £1.00

Free parking

Dogs on leads welcome

This is an unusual and exciting venue for our plant fairs in Leicestershire.

The Medieval Manor House dating back to 1280, has a fascinating history and was owned by one of the Gunpowder Plotters! Donington le Heath Manor House is a surviving example of a family home built around seven hundred years ago and modernised in 1618. Surrounding the Manor House, are period gardens and woodland planted as part of the development of the National Forest. The gardens, re-created in a 17th century style, include flower and herb gardens, an ornamental maze and an orchard. The Old Barn Tea Room will be open and serving home baked cakes, light lunches and a range of hot and cold drinks.

The venue has lots to see and explore with something for all ages, plus the bonus of a great Plant Hunters Fair to enjoy!

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries and Artisans confirmed for Sunday 23 May:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: a wide range of hardy, herbaceous perennials: Unusual varieties as well as cottage garden favourites, a small election of shrubs and other plants.

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire: pecialist growers of variegated and coloured foliage, hardy plants

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire: shrubs, perennials, grasses, foliage plants

Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire: garden plants, perennials, woodland plants, herbs and many other plants which are not widely available. RHS Gold medallists. RHS Partnership Nursery.

Jurassicplants Nurseries from Denbighshire: Starter plants of rare woody edibles and other hard to find trees and shrubs

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire: Unusual perennials particularly hardy geraniums

Lyneal Mill Nursery from Shropshire: Cottage garden plants specialising in Aquilegia and Dahlias

North Staffs Hostas from Staffordshire: Hostas, Hemerocallis, Ferns, Hedera, Geums, Carex Grasses. National Collection of Hosta.

Packhorse Farm Nursery from Derbyshire: Acers, trees and shrubs RHS Gold medallist

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire: Hardy herbaceous perennials, flowering bulbs, half-hardy and tender plants

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire: Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Woodland Plants. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire: Perennials all grown in our bee and butterfly friendly garden

The Cottage Herbery from Worcestershire: Herbs, Unusual Edibles, Aromatics & Scented Foliage Plants. RHS Gold medallists

The Gobbett Nursery from Worcestershire: Shrubs, perennials inc Iris, Cornus, Syringa RHS Medallists

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire: Wide range of perennials. RHS medallists

Nurseries and Artisans confirmed for Sunday 1 August:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: a wide range of hardy, herbaceous perennials: Unusual varieties as well as cottage garden favourites, a small election of shrubs and other plants.

Chris Cooke Plants from Gloucestershire: Rare and unusual hardy and half-hardy plants. RHS Gold medallist

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire: pecialist growers of variegated and coloured foliage, hardy plants

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire: shrubs, perennials, grasses, foliage plants

Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire: garden plants, perennials, woodland plants, herbs and many other plants which are not widely available. RHS Gold medallists. RHS Partnership Nursery.

John Cullen Gardens from Lincolnshire: Plants for the pollinators, scented plants and edible plants. National Collection of Achillea millefolium. RHS Chelsea medallists

Jurassicplants Nurseries from Denbighshire: Starter plants of rare woody edibles and other hard to find trees and shrubs

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire: Unusual perennials particularly hardy geraniums

Packhorse Farm Nursery from Derbyshire: Acers, trees and shrubs RHS Gold medallist

Peter the Bee and Friends from Worcestershire: Insect friendly native wildflowers

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire: Hardy herbaceous perennials, flowering bulbs, half-hardy and tender plants

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire: Ferns, Roscoeas, and a wide range of shade-loving perennials

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire: Perennials all grown in our bee and butterfly friendly garden

The Gobbett Nursery from Worcestershire: Shrubs, perennials inc Iris, Cornus, Syringa RHS Medallists

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire: Wide range of perennials. RHS medallists

Venue Address:

1620's House and Garden
Donington Le Heath
Coalville
Leics
LE67 2FW

website: www.doningtonleheath.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoningtonleHeath

twitter: https://twitter.com/1620sHouse

Articles about the 1620s House and Garden:

The 1620s Vegetable Garden (from our 2018 newsletter)

Medieval herb Lore (from our 2015 newsletter)