2018 Plant Fairs

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March 2018

Sat 17 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 18 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 24 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 25 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Good Fri 30 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

Sat 31 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

April 2018

Sun/Mon 1 / 2 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

Sat 7 Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

Sun 8 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 14 Sandwell Valley Park 10am-4pm NEW VENUE

Sun 15 Consall Gardens 10am-5pm

Sat 21 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 22 Bramall Hall 11am-4pm

Sat 28 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sun 29 Cholmondeley Castle 10am-5pm

May 2018

Sat 5 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 6 & 7 Weston Park 10am-5pm

Sat 12 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 13 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 19 Arley Arboretum 10am-5pm

Sun 20 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 27 Pottertons Alpine Garden 9am-5pm

Mon 28 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

June 2018

Sat/Sun 2 & 3 Hodnet Hall 10am-5pm

Sat 9 Bosworth Battlefield 10am-4pm

Sun 10 Norton Priory 10am-4pm

Sun 24 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sat 30 / Sun 1 July Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

July 2018

Sat 30 Jun / Sun 1 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 8 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 22 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 28 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 29 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

August 2018

Sun 5 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sat 11 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 12 Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm

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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Donington Le Heath 1620's House and Garden

Saturday 5th May 2018

Sunday 5th August 2018

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 attending 5 May 2018: (more to be announced)

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

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.

Nurseries attending 5 August 2018: (more to be announced)

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

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.

Venue Address:

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

E-mail: dlhmanorhouse@leics.gov.uk
Phone number: 01455 290429

website: www.doningtonleheath.com

Friends website: http://www.dlhmanorfriends.co.uk/

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