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

TBC Sun 16 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 23 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

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Hoghton Tower

Saturday 7th April 2018

Times 10am - 4pm

Fair : £1.00 in aid of Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust (charity number 508357)

A new venue full of history and beauty and our first Plant Hunters' Fair in Lancashire

Hoghton Tower, a Grade I listed building, is the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family. The de Hoghtons are descended directly from Harvey de Walter, one of the companions of William the Conqueror, and through the female line from Lady Godiva of Coventry, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. Re-created in 1565 by Thomas Hoghton, this ancient, fortified, hilltop manor house occupies a commanding position, 650ft above sea level. The Tower lies mid-way between Preston and Blackburn, with magnificent views of Lancashire, the Lake District and North Wales. Hoghton Tower is the only true baronial hall in Lancashire.

The gardens (optional at extra cost) follow the winding escarpment lined with giant beech trees, ancient moss-covered walls and spring s daffodils along the north side of the Tower. Look right to find the stonemason’s name concealed in the randomly-sized stones. As you pass through the ancient doorway, notice the oak trees planted by royalty on either side of you. Discover now three separate, very different walled gardens as narrow openings lead from one to another, almost as if you are walking into different open-air rooms. The Wilderness Garden, with its large expanse of perfectly maintained lawn, herbaceous borders and topiary is the first garden you will encounter. Spot the romantic Dorothy Steps leading to the East Wing and take in the view over the parapet walls to the ancient woodland. Through another narrow doorway and you are in the Rose Garden, the most formal and intimate of the three with its abundance of colourful roses, formal flowerbeds, terracotta vases and lines of clipped yews. An ancient wooden doorway leads you on to the striking Ramparts Garden. Looking over the castellation, the horizon opens to a vast view of the gentle rolling countryside and towards the distant shimmer of the Irish Sea.

Plant Fair just £1.00

Optional entry to House and Gardens at standard prices.

Free Parking

Nurseries for 7 April 2018 to be announced

Contact Details for Hoghton Tower

Address

­HOGHTON TOWER
HOGHTON
NR PRESTON
PR5 0SH

Phone: 01254 852986

email: ­ MAIL@HOGHTONTOWER.CO.UK

Website: www.hoghtontower.co.uk

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