Upcoming Events: Rain or Shine - we'll be there!

April 2017

Sat 29 Norton Priory 10am-4pm NEW DAY

Sun 30 / Mon 1 May Weston Park 10am-5pm

May 2017

Sun 30 Apr / Mon 1 Weston Park 10am-5pm

Sat 6 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun 7 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 13 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 14 British Ironwork Centre 10am-5pm

Sun 21 Cholmondeley Castle 10am-5pm

Sun 28 Pottertons Alpine Garden 10am-4pm

Mon 29 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

June 2017

Sat/Sun 3 & 4 Hodnet Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 11 Arley Arboretum 10am-5pm

Sat 24 Bosworth Battlefield 10am-4pm NEW VENUE

Sun 25 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

July 2017

Sat/Sun 1 & 2 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm NEW DATE

Sat. 8 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 9 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm NEW DATE

Sun 23 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm EXTRA DATE

Sat 29 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 30 British Ironwork Centre 10am-5pm

August 2017

Sun 6 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sat 12 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 13 Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm NEW DATE

Sun/Mon 27/28 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

September 2017

Sat 2 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 3 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 10 Weston Park 10am-4pm

Sun 17 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm EXTRA DATE

Sun 24 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm EXTRA DATE

Past Events:

March 2017

Sat 18 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 19 Dearnford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 25 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 26 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

April 2017

Sat 1 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 2 Bramall Hall 11am-4pm

Sat 8 Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

Sun 9 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Fri 14 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

Sat 15 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 16 & 17 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

Sat 22 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sun 23 Consall Gardens 10am-5pm

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Hoghton Tower

Saturday 8th April 2017

Times 10am - 4pm

Entry to fair : £1.00 in aid of Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust (charity number 508357)

NEW FOR 2017

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 is £10 adult and £8 concession, Gardens only is £2.20

Free Parking

Excursions to this fair from North Lancashire and Macclesfield area are available - Click here for details

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Nurseries confirmed for 8 April 2017 are:

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

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in coloured foliage

CraftyPlants from Manchester with Tillandsia (air plants), bromeliads as well as other tropicals and sub-tropicals

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 Aquilegia, Wildflowers, Aster, Agastache, Campanula, Digitalis

Mandsand Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in Perennials and shrubs with an emphasis on interesting foliage which includes a good range of Heucheras, Heucherellas and Tiarellas

Meadow View Plants from Lancashire specialising in sought after perennials in the Apiaceae family, plus a choice range of Geum, Pulmonaria, Sanguisorba, Thalictrum, Aster, Hesperantha

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

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

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

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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