2019 Plant Fairs

Come rain or shine we'll be there! Fairs are open for the advertised times (last entry 30mins before close)

Click the event title for details

March 2019

Sun 10 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sat 16 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 17 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 23 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sun 24 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

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

Sun 31 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

April 2019

Sat 6 Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

Sun 7 Bramall Hall 11am-4pm

Sat 13 Sandwell Valley Park Farm 10am-4pm

Sun 14 Consall Gardens 10am-5pm

Good Fri 19 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

Saturday 20 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

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

Sat 27 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 28 Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 10am-5pm

May 2019

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

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

Sat 11 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 12 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 18 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 19 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 26 Pottertons Alpine Garden 9am-5pm

Mon 27 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

Sat 22 Arley Arboretum 10am-4pm

Pop-up event Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 30 Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 10am-5pm NEW DATE

July 2019

Sun 7 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sun 21 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 27 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 28 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

August 2019

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

Sat 10 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 11 Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm

Sun 18 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 25/26 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

Sat 31 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

September 2019

Sun 1 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 8 Weston Park 10am-4pm

Donington Le Heath 1620's House and Garden

Saturday 4th May 2019

Sunday 4th August 2019

Times 10am - 4pm

Entry to gardens and plant fair: £1.00

The house is open (separate charge) 

Free parking

Dogs on leads welcome

This is an unusual and exciting venue for our plant fairs in Leicestershire.

The Medieval Manor House dating back to 1280, has a fascinating history and was owned by one of the Gunpowder Plotters! Donington le Heath Manor House is a surviving example of a family home built around seven hundred years ago and modernised in 1618. Surrounding the Manor House, are period gardens and woodland planted as part of the development of the National Forest. The gardens, re-created in a 17th century style, include flower and herb gardens, an ornamental maze and an orchard. The Old Barn Tea Room will be open and serving home baked cakes, light lunches and a range of hot and cold drinks.

The venue has lots to see and explore with something for all ages, plus the bonus of a great Plant Hunters Fair to enjoy!

Articles about the 1620s House and Garden:

The 1620s Vegetable Garden (from our 2018 newsletter)

Medieval herb Lore (from our 2015 newsletter)

 

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries coming May 2019:

Ashdale Nursery from Nottinghamshire: NEW TO EVENT Hardy Cottage Garden Plants

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire: Variegated and coloured foliage hardy plants

Edrom Nurseries from Berwickshire: Unusual alpine plants and plants for shade including bulbs and rhizomes RHS Gold medallists

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire: shrubs, perennials, grasses, foliage plants, southern hemisphere plants

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire: Unusual perennials particularly hardy geraniums

Lyneal Mill Nursery from Shropshire: Cottage garden specialising in Aquilegia and Dahlias

Mynd Hardy Plants from Shropshire: NEW TO EVENT Herbaceous perennials specialising in Hemerocallis and Penstemon

North Staffs Hostas from Staffordshire: Hostas, Hemerocallis, Ferns, Hedera, Geums, Carex Grasses. National Collection of Hosta.

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire: Interesting and unusal plants

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

Plantwild from Cambridgeshire: native wildflowers

Pops Plants 2 from Hertfordshire: Primula auricula. National Collection of Double Auriculas

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire: Ferns, Roscoeas, and a wide range of shade-loving perennials

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire: Herbaceous perennials with large ranges of helenium, phlox, geum, salvia and other wildlife-friendly flowers

Studio 8 Pottery from Staffordshire: Hand-thrown terracotta including flower pots, bonsai containers and wildlife / bird homes and feeders

The Cottage Herbery from Worcestershire: Herbs, Unusual Edibles, Aromatics & Scented Foliage Plants. RHS Gold medallists

The Gobbett from Worcestershire: Shrubs, perennials inc Iris, Cornus, Syringa

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire: perennials including Hardy Geraniums, Geum, Sanguisorba, Nepeta, Salvia and Sedum. RHS medallists

Nurseries coming in August 2019:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

Chris Cooke Plants from Gloucestershire: Rare and unusual hardy and half-hardy plants. RHS Gold medallist

Edrom Nurseries from Berwickshire: Unusual alpine plants and plants for shade including bulbs and rhizomes RHS Gold medallists

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire: shrubs, perennials, grasses, foliage plants, southern hemisphere plants

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

Jurassicplants Nurseries from Denbighshire: Starter plants of rare woody edibles and other hard to find trees and shrubs

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire: Unusual perennials particularly hardy geraniums

Mynd Hardy Plants from Shropshire: NEW TO EVENT Herbaceous perennials specialising in Hemerocallis and Penstemon

Packhorse Farm Nursery from Derbyshire: Acers, trees and shrubs RHS Gold medallist

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire: Interesting and unusal plants

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

Plantwild from Cambridgeshire: native wildflowers

Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire: Extensive selection of Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Woodland Plants. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire: Ferns, Roscoeas, and a wide range of shade-loving perennials

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire: Herbaceous perennials with large ranges of helenium, phlox, geum, salvia and other wildlife-friendly flowers

Studio 8 Pottery from Staffordshire: Hand-thrown terracotta including flower pots, bonsai containers and wildlife / bird homes and feeders

The Gobbett from Worcestershire: Shrubs, perennials inc Iris, Cornus, Syringa

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire: perennials including Hardy Geraniums, Geum, Sanguisorba, Nepeta, Salvia and Sedum. RHS medallists

Venue Address:

1620's House and Garden
Donington Le Heath
Coalville
Leics
LE67 2FW

website: www.doningtonleheath.com

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