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

August 2017

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

Sun 24 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

Past Events:

March 2017

Sat 18 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 19 Alderford 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

Sat 29 Norton Priory 10am-4pm

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-4pm

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

Sun 25 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

July 2017

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

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

Sun 9 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 23 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 29 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 30 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

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

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Southwell Minster Gardens

Sunday 13th August 2017 NEW DATE

Times: 11am - 4pm

£1.00 for fair

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 confirmed for 13 August 2017 are:

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

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

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.

Swines Meadow Farm Nursery from Cambridgeshire with rare and unusual perennials, trees and shrubs

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

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in perennials

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

email: info@archbishopspalacesouthwell.org.uk

 Twitter @ABPSouthwell

 Tel: 01636 812649

Website: www.archbishopspalacesouthwell.org.uk