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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

Norton Priory Garden

Runcorn WA7 1SX

Sunday 17th May 2020 - EARLIER DATE!

Sorry but this fair is now cancelled. Please pass on the news

Times: 10am - 4pm

Free entry to fair and woodland walks

Free parking

Dogs on leads welcome in the fair (not in gardens - sorry)

Norton Priory Gardens is a fantastic day out, with excavated medieval ruins, the spectacular St Christopher statue, the lovely Walled Garden and the extensive woodland and sculpture trail.

A separate charge of £4.00 adults, £2.70 children applies if you want to enter the garden. Whole site entry (gardens and museum) is £7.95 (£5.50 children).

A special entry rate of £3.00 is available for pre-booked groups of 15 or more people to the Walled Garden. Contact bookings@nortonpriory.org to arrange.

The 2 acre Walled Garden was built between 1757 and 1770 for the Brooke family, the owners of Norton Priory. When the Brookes left Norton Priory, it became neglected and overgrown, until work began in 1980 by Runcorn Development Corporation to reclaim it.

The garden was featured on BBC TV's "Hidden Gardens" series with Chris Beardshaw.

The Walled Garden has been recreated as a typical Georgian Walled Garden. It was essentially a kitchen garden, and would have been the source of fruit, vegetables and flowers for the mansion house. Today there is an orchard, a fruit garden, a vegetable garden, various ornamental borders and the beautiful Rose Walk.

Norton Priory is home of the National Collection of Tree Quince (Cydonia Oblonga). These are dotted around the garden and the site and include 20 different varieties. The Walled Garden is also the location of a number of Norton Priory's "hidden gems", including the Ha Ha Wall, the Ice House and the Wildflower Meadow.

The plant fair is held just outside the walled garden

Articles:

Norton Priory: The Quince-Essential Garden (from our 2016 newsletter)

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Nurseries coming in May:

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

ChickenStreet from Shropshire: grasses and herbaceous perennials for naturalistic plantings

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

Mandsand Plants from Cheshire: Heucheras, heucherella, tiarella and other coloured leaf plants

Mayfields Plants from Cheshire: bee and butterfly-friendly cottage garden perennials

Meadow View Plants from Lancashire: Thalictrums, Sanguisorba, Astrantia & members of the Apiacea family

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. RHS medallists

Plus information stands from:

The Woodland Trust

Norton Priory is less than 30 minutes by car from Chester, Liverpool and Manchester. From M56, Junction 11, turn for Warrington and follow the Norton Priory signs. From all other directions follow the "All other Runcorn Traffic" and then the Norton Priory signs.

The Norton Priory Museum Trust. 
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, 
Tudor Road, Manor Park, 
Runcorn, 
Cheshire 
WA7 1SX.

For SATNAV please use WA7 1BD

website: www.nortonpriory.org

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