2020 Plant Fairs

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March 2020

Sun 8 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 14 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 15 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sat 21 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

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

Sat 28 Patchings Art Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 29 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

April 2020

Sat 4 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 5 Bramall Hall 10am-4pm

Good Fri 10 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

Sat 11 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

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

Sat 18 Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

Sun 19 Middleton Hall 9am-4pm

Sat 25 Sandwell Valley Park Farm 10am-4pm

Sun 26 Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 10am-5pm

May 2020

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

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

Sun 10 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 16 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

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

Donington Le Heath 1620's House and Garden

Near Coalville, Leics LE67 2FW

Sunday 22nd March 2020 EXTRA DATE

Saturday 9th May 2020

Sunday 2nd August 2020

Times 10am - 4pm

Entry to gardens and plant fair: £1.00

The house is open (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.

There will also be a brilliant display of ancient and antique tools on the croquet lawn.

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)

 

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries coming in March:

Aluminium Art from Leicestershire: Hand crafted aluminium art works

Amorosa from Leicestershire: Up-cycled and recycled garden ornaments

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire: Variegated and coloured foliage hardy plants

Cotswold Garden Flowers Bob Brown's well known nursery from Worcestershire with unusual hardy and tender plants. National Collection of Sambucus

Edible Garden Nursery from Devon: Edible 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nurseries coming in May:

Artisan Plant Supports from Staffordshire: Hand crafted iron garden plant supports NEW TO EVENT

Ashdale Nursery from Nottinghamshire: Hardy Cottage Garden Plants

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire: Variegated and coloured foliage hardy plants

Edrom Nurseries from Berwickshire: Unusual alpine plants and plants for shade including bulbs and rhizomes RHS Gold medallists

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

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 specialising in Aquilegia and Dahlias

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

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

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

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

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

Wildegoose Nursery from Shropshire: Hardy, perennial Violas and associated herbaceous plants. RHS medallists NEW TO EVENT

Woodside Hardy Plants from Staffordshire: Hardy Plants NEW TO EVENT

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

Edrom Nurseries from Berwickshire: Unusual alpine plants and plants for shade including bulbs and rhizomes RHS Gold medallists

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

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

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