17 March 2024
Times: 11am - 4pm
Plant Fair: suggested donation £2.00
Parking: Please use public car parks. Details from: Southwell Town Council website.
Refreshments: There will be a refreshments kiosk in the heart of the fair and also the Minster Refectory will be open
The fair and garden are wheelchair accessible.
Dogs on leads welcome in the fair and garden
We also have a summer plant fair here -
Please note the 11am start time for this venue.
"We discovered the Southwell plant fair this year and we are so happy that we did!!
We bought some beautiful unique plants you don't find anywhere else. The growers have brilliant knoweledge, it was lovely talking to them.
The plants we bought are very popular with the bees and butterflies. We can't wait for the next one, see you next year" - Charlotte on Facebook Sept 2022.
Plant fair in the Palace Garden with the
atmospheric backdrop of the ruins of the Archbishop's Palace.
The Palace 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. 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 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.
Line-up for Sun 17 March Southwell Minster
A Love Blossoms Garden accessories, stakes, planters, garden wall decorations etc. NEW
Amorosa Enterprises Up-cycled and recylced garden ornaments and stakes
Bridge Farm Plants Interesting and unusual herbaceous perennials
Cliff Bank Nursery Grass, woodland plants, hardy annuals and other unusual plants NEW
Conquest Plants Nursery Variegated and coloured foliage hardy plants
Cotswold Garden Flowers Unusual hardy and tender perennials
Cottage Memories Roses NEW
Hillview Hardy Plants Perennials and auriculas. National Collection Holders, RHS Gold Medalists NEW
John Cullen Gardens Herbs, National Collection of Achillea, RHS Medalists
Jurassicplants Nurseries Rare trees, shrubs, exotic fruits and living fossils. RHS Gold Medalists
Linda Scott Hardy Plants Unusual perennials particularly hardy geraniums
Meadowmakers Wildflower and native tree plants and plugs
Morton Nurseries Unusual and hard to find shrubs and perennials
Mr D’Arcy’s Heritage Fruit Trees Heritage Fruit Trees
Piecemeal Plants Unusual hardy herbaceous perennials, bulbs, half-hardy and tender plants
Plant Lovers Garden Clematis, perennials and shrubs
Pottertons Nursery Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Woodland Plants RHS Gold Medalists
Primrose Bank Wide range of perennial plants. RHS Gold Medalists
Prized Perennials Wide range of perennials NEW
SpecialPerennials Perennials for a nature friendly garden.
The Gobbett Nursery Shrubs, perennials inc Iris, Cornus, Syringa in season. RHS Medalists
Tinker and Fix Garden Tools NEW