2018 Plant Fairs

Come rain or shine we'll be there! Fairs are open for the advertised times

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August 2018

Sun/Mon 26/27 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

September 2018

Sat 1 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 2 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 9 Weston Park 10am-4pm

Sun 16 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 23 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

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2019 - All dates are provisional.

March 2019

tbc National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 17 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

tbc Carsington Water 10am-4pm

tbc Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

tbc Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sat 30 Patchings Art Centre 10am-4pm NEW VENUE

April 2019

tbc Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

tbc Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sun 7 Bramall Hall 11am-4pm

tbc Sandwell Valley Park Farm 10am-4pm

tbc Consall Gardens 10am-5pm

Good Fri 19 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

tbc Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 21 & 22 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

tbc Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

tbc Cholmondeley Castle 10am-5pm

May 2019

Sat 4 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 5 & 6 Weston Park 10am-5pm

tbc National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 12 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

tbc Arley Arboretum 10am-5pm

tbc British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 26 Pottertons Alpine Garden 9am-5pm

tbc Carsington Water 10am-4pm

June 2019

Sat/Sun 1 & 2 Hodnet Hall 10am-5pm

Sat 8 Bosworth Battlefield 10am-4pm

Sun 9 Norton Priory 10am-4pm

tbc Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

tbc Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

July 2019

tbc Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 21 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

tbc National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

tbc British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

August 2019

Sun 4 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

tbc Carsington Water 10am-4pm

tbc Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm

Donington Le Heath 1620's House and Garden

Saturday 4th May 2019

Sunday 4th August 2019

Times 10am - 4pm

Fair, gardens and grounds £1.00

Free parking

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!

Entry to fair, gardens and grounds £1.00

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Nurseries that attended in May 2019:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in coloured foliage

Edrom Nurseries from Berwickshire specialising in woodland plants for shade and unusual alpines RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.

Frondescence from Rutland specialising in Hostas, Ferns and unusual Perennials

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire specialising in Australasian & coloured leaf shrubs

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire specialising in hardy geraniums

Lyneal Mill Nursery from Shropshire specialising in Agastache, Digitalis, Epimedium, Eryngium, Erysimum, Scabious, Verbascum and simple flowered Dahlias

North Staffs Hostas from Staffordshire specialising in Hostas, ferns; hemerocallis, carex grasses and ivy

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire specialising in herbaceous perennials

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire specialising in perennials and primulas

Plantwild from Cambridgeshire specialising in native wildflowers

Pops Plants 2 from Hertfordshire specialising in auriculas

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire specialising in plants for shade

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

Studio 8 Pottery from Staffordshire with hand-thrown garden and kitchen Terracotta and Stonewares

The Cottage Herbery from Worcestershire specialising in organic herbs. RHS Gold medallists

The Gobbett from Worcestershire specialising in Syringa (Lilac), flowering dogwoods and beardless Iris

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in perennials. RHS medallists.

Click here for a printable list of the nurseries attending

Nurseries that attended in August 2019:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

Chris Cooke Plants from Gloucestershire specialising in rare and less common hardy and half-hardy bulbous, herbaceous and shrubs RHS Gold medallist.

Edrom Nurseries from Berwickshire specialising in woodland plants for shade and unusual alpines RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.

Frondescence from Rutland specialising in Hostas, Ferns and unusual Perennials

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire specialising in Australasian & coloured leaf shrubs

Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire specialising in perennials and alpines. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.

Hooksgreen Herbs from Staffordshire specialising in unusual herbs. RHS medallists.

Jurassicplants Nurseries from Denbighshire specialising in unusual seed-raised trees, shrubs and climbers

Lyneal Mill Nursery from Shropshire specialising in Agastache, Digitalis, Epimedium, Eryngium, Erysimum, Scabious, Verbascum and simple flowered Dahlias

Norfolk Log Planters from Norfolk with hade-made planters made from whole logs

Packhorse Farm Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in Acers and other ornamental trees and shrubs. RHS Gold medallist

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire specialising in perennials and primulas

Plantwild from Cambridgeshire specialising in native wildflowers

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire specialising in plants for shade

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

The Gobbett from Worcestershire specialising in Syringa (Lilac), flowering dogwoods and beardless Iris

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in perennials. RHS medallists.

Click here for a printable list of the nurseries attending

Venue Address:

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

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