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Plant Hunters Fair

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 hosted 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.

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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

http://archbishopspalacesouthwell.org.uk/?event=plant-hunter-fair

Details

Date:
August 13
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue

The Archbishop’s Palace
Church Street, Southwell, NG25 0HD United Kingdom
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