2020 Plant Fairs

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All Dates are Subject to Confirmation

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

Southwell Minster Gardens

Nottinghamshire NG25 0HD

Sunday 9th August 2020

Times: 11am - 4pm

Entry: Donation to funds to conserve and restore the historic chapter house - suggested £2.00

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 in the Education Garden with the atmospheric backdrop of the ruins of the Archbishop's Palace.

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.

Articles by and about Southwell Minster:

The Education Garden (from our 2017 newsletter)

 

Nurseries coming in August will be announched soon

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