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2020 Plant Fairs ALL CANCELLED OR SUSPENDED

We hope to schedule some fairs later in the season if possible - please look out for details as and when

March 2020

CANCELLED Sat 21 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

CANCELLED Sun 22 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

CANCELLED Sat 28 Patchings Art Centre 10am-4pm

CANCELLED Sun 29 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

April 2020

CANCELLED Sat 4 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

CANCELLED Sun 5 Bramall Hall 10am-4pm

CANCELLED Good Fri 10 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

CANCELLED Sat 11 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

CANCELLED Sun/Mon 12 & 13 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

CANCELLED Sat 18 Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

CANCELLED Sun 19 Middleton Hall 9am-4pm

CANCELLED Sat 25 Sandwell Valley Park Farm 10am-4pm

CANCELLED Sun 26 Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 10am-5pm

May 2020

CANCELLED Sat/Sun 2 & 3 Weston Park 10am-5pm

CANCELLED Sat 9 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

CANCELLED Sun 10 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 16 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

CANCELLED Sun 17 Norton Priory 10am-4pm

Sun 24 Pottertons Alpine Garden 9am-5pm

Mon 25 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 31 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

June 2020

Sat/Sun 6 & 7 Hodnet Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 14 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 28 Bramall Hall 10am-4pm

July 2020

Sun 5 Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 19 Middleton Hall 9am-4pm

Sat 25 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 26 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

August 2020

Sun 2 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun 9 Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm

Sun 16 Capesthorne Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 23 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Wed 26 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 30/31 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

September 2020

Sat 5 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 6 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 13 Weston Park 10am-4pm

Past events

March 2020

Sun 8 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 14 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 15 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Donington Le Heath 1620's House and Garden

Near Coalville, Leics LE67 2FW

Sorry but the March and May fairs are now cancelled. Please pass on the news

Sunday 22nd March 2020 CANCELLED

Saturday 9th May 2020 CANCELLED

Sunday 2nd August 2020

Times 10am - 4pm

Entry to gardens and plant fair: £1.00

The house is open for the May and August events only (separate charge)

Free parking

Dogs on leads welcome

This is an unusual and exciting venue for our plant fairs in Leicestershire and we have an extra March date to keep all you plant hunters happy.

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!

Articles about the 1620s House and Garden:

The 1620s Vegetable Garden (from our 2018 newsletter)

Medieval herb Lore (from our 2015 newsletter)

Tap or click for printable event posters

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries coming in August:

Amorosa from Leicestershire: Up-cycled and recycled garden ornaments NEW TO EVENT

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

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

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

Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire: Wide range of perennials and herbs. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold

John Cullen Gardens from Lincolnshire: National Collection of Achillea millefolium and plants to encourage pollinators. RHS Chelsea medallists NEW TO EVENT

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

Mynd Hardy Plants from Shropshire: Herbaceous perennials specialising in Hemerocallis and Penstemon

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 - unusual varieties and cottage garden favourites, flowering bulbs, half-hardy and tender plants

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

PlantWild from Cambridgeshire: native wildflowers

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

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

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire: Herbaceous perennials with large ranges of helenium, phlox, geum, salvia and other wildlife-friendly flowers

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

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire: perennials including Hardy Geraniums, Geum, Sanguisorba, Nepeta, Salvia and Sedum. 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

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Event details may change - please check here or with venues before travelling. Late changes will be advised here and on Facebook and twitter as soon as possible.