2018 Plant Fairs

Come rain or shine we'll be there! Fairs are open for the advertised times

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August 2018

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

Sun 16 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 23 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

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2019 - All dates are provisional.

March 2019

tbc National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 17 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

tbc Carsington Water 10am-4pm

tbc Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

tbc Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sat 30 Patchings Art Centre 10am-4pm NEW VENUE

April 2019

tbc Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

tbc Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sun 7 Bramall Hall 11am-4pm

tbc Sandwell Valley Park Farm 10am-4pm

tbc Consall Gardens 10am-5pm

Good Fri 19 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

tbc Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 21 & 22 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

tbc Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

tbc Cholmondeley Castle 10am-5pm

May 2019

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

Sun/Mon 5 & 6 Weston Park 10am-5pm

tbc National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 12 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

tbc Arley Arboretum 10am-5pm

tbc British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 26 Pottertons Alpine Garden 9am-5pm

tbc Carsington Water 10am-4pm

June 2019

Sat/Sun 1 & 2 Hodnet Hall 10am-5pm

Sat 8 Bosworth Battlefield 10am-4pm

Sun 9 Norton Priory 10am-4pm

tbc Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

tbc Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

July 2019

tbc Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 21 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

tbc National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

tbc British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

August 2019

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

tbc Carsington Water 10am-4pm

tbc Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm

Southwell Minster Gardens

Sunday 12th August 2018

Times: 11am - 4pm

Entry: £1.00 donation to funds to conserve and restore the historic chapter house

Dogs on leads welcome

We are back at this historic and charming venue for a brilliant plant fair with lots of lovely plants from nurseries that rarely get to Nottinghamshire.

The fair is host by the Archbishop's Palace in the Education Garden and the £1.00 entry fee is to raise funds for them.

­The Education Garden is a fantastic place to explore and discover the history of the site through living plants. The features of the enclosed garden are inspired by medieval, Tudor, Georgian and Victorian gardens, reflecting the timeline of the Palace.

A wonderful landscape with wide open lawns, it is full of herbs, shrubs and flowering plants chosen not only for their historical relevance, but also for their shape and beauty. Special areas of the grounds have been set aside to encourage a wildlife. The woodland area provides links to the famous “Leaves of Southwell” – the thirteenth century carved stone leaves in Southwell Minster’s Chapter House.

The Garden brings to life time periods important to the history of The Archbishop’s Palace. The design has four distinct parts to it: a Medieval herb parterre; a Tudor knot garden; a border planted in the style of Edwardian plants-woman Gertrude Jekyll; and Wildlife areas including a winter border and woodland and wild meadow. The garden also encourages wildlife through the inclusion of bird boxes, insect hotels and log piles. Portions of the gardens have been designed as native wild flower areas for birds and insects.

Nurseries attending 12 August 2018:

Ashdale Nursery from Nottinghamshire with a wide range of herbaceous, shrubs and alpines NEW TO EVENT

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

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

Frondescence from Rutland specialising in Hostas, Ferns and unusual Perennials NEW TO EVENT

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire specialising in Australasian & coloured leaf shrubs

Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire specialising in perennials and alpines. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.

Jurassicplants Nurseries from Denbighshire specialising in unusual seed-raised trees, shrubs and climbers

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire specialising in hardy geraniums

Malcolm Allision Plants from Gloucestershire with hardy perennials, alpines, alstroemerias and shrubs

Penmere Plants from Cheshire specialising in Fuchsias

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire specialising in herbaceous perennials NEW TO EVENT

Plantwild from Cambridgeshire specialising in native wildflowers NEW TO EVENT

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

The Gobbett from Worcestershire specialising in Syringa (Lilac), flowering dogwoods and beardless Iris

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in perennialss. RHS medallists.

BY ROAD: Southwell is 8 miles from Newark on the A612, 12 miles from Nottingham.

The A1 is convenient to reach Southwell; leave at the Newark junction with the A46 and take the A46 toward Nottingham. At the roundabout leave at the third exit onto the A617 toward Mansfield and Southwell. Having passed through Kelham, turn left onto the A612 signposted to Southwell. From the MI south, leave at junction 21A and join the A46 toward Newark; at the roundabout with the B6166 remain on the A46. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A617 toward Mansfield and Southwell. Having passed through Kelham, turn left onto the A612 sign-posted to Southwell.

From the MI north, leave at junction 29 and join the A617 toward Mansfield; at Mansfield, continue on the A617 in the direction of Newark; after ten minutes signposts to Southwell will direct you.

Contact Details for The Archbishop's Palace, Southwell Minster

Address

Archbishop's Palace
Southwell Minster
Church Street
Southwell Notts
NG25 0HD

 Twitter @ABPSouthwell

Website: www.archbishopspalacesouthwell.org.uk