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Nottingham Garden open for NGS 25th April 2021

posted 11 Apr 2021 by Erica Thomson

HPS Nottingham Group members Sue and Richard Bold are opening their garden on 25th April for the NGS.
Bookings have to be made on the NGS website in order to restrict numbers and facilitate social distancing.
There will be plants and refreshments for sale.


Plant Hunters’ Fairs Calendar 2021

posted 10 Apr 2021 by Erica Thomson

Janet and Martin Blow have sent us details of their Plant Fairs for 2021
When a plant fair takes place within a garden, we arrange a special reduced entry price to the garden. Some gardens on these days are half-price (or better) entry to the garden and entry to the fair is included. Other fairs are free or with a small charge or donation that all goes to maintaining the venue. See Plant Fair Ticket and Entry Price Information (planthuntersfairs.co.uk) for links to ticket sales.

Please check our website regularly as tickets do sell out quickly.
Always check event status before travelling at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk

April
NEW EVENT Sat 17 Arley Hall & Gardens Northwich, CW9 6NA 10am-4pm Pay on Gate.
Sun 18 Sugnall Walled Garden Eccleshall ST21 6NF 10am-4pm Advance Ticket Only
Sun 25 Cholmondeley Castle Malpas, SY14 8AH 10am-5pm Advance Ticket Only

May
Sun - Mon 2 - 3 Weston Park Shifnal TF11 8LE 10am-5pm Advance Ticket Only
Sat 8 Middleton Hall Tamworth B78 2AE 9am-5pm Advance Ticket Only
Sun 9 Adlington Hall Macclesfield SK10 4LF 10am-4pm Advance Ticket Only
Sat 15 Bodenham Arboretum Kidderminster DY11 5TB 10am-4pm Free Entry No ticket required.
Sun 16 Norton Priory Runcorn, WA7 1SX 10am-4pm Free Entry No ticket needed.
Fri 21 / Sat 22 Dorothy Clive Garden Newcastle Under Lyme TF9 4EU 10am-5pm Advance Ticket Only
Sun 23 1620s House Donington Le Heath Coalville, LE67 2FW 10am-4pm Advance Ticket Only
Mon 31 Carsington Water Ashbourne DE6 1ST 10am-4pm Free Entry (P&D parking) No ticket required.

June
Sun 6 Bramall Hall Stockport, SK7 3NX 10am-4pm Tickets TBC
Sat - Sun 12 - 13 Hodnet Hall Market Drayton TF9 3NN 10am-5pm Pay on Gate
NEW EVENT Sat 26 Thoresby Park Newark NG22 9EQ 10am-4pm (P&D parking) Free Entry No ticket required.
Sun 27 Middleton Hall Tamworth B78 2AE 9am-5pm Tickets TBC

July
Sun 4 Whittington Castle Oswestry, SY11 4DF 10am-4pm Pay on Gate
Sun 18 Cholmondeley Castle Malpas, SY14 8AH 10am-5pm Tickets TBC

August
Sun 1 1620s House Donington Le Heath Coalville, LE67 2FW 10am-4pm Tickets TBC
Sun 8 Southwell Minster NG25 0HD 11am-4pm Tickets TBC
Sun 15 Capesthorne Hall Macclesfield SK11 9JY 10am-5pm Advance Ticket Only
Sat 21 Middleton Hall Tamworth B78 2AE 9am-5pm Tickets TBC
Sun 22 Carsington Water Ashbourne DE6 1ST 10am-4pm (P&D parking) Free Entry
Sun - Mon 29 - 30 Dorothy Clive Garden Newcastle Under Lyme TF9 4EU 10am-5pm Advance Ticket Only

September
Sat 4 Bodenham Arboretum Kidderminster DY11 5TB 10am-4pm Free Entry No ticket required.
Sun 5 Ness Botanic Gardens Wirral, CH64 4AY 10am-4pm Tickets TBC
Sun 12 Weston Park Shifnal TF11 8LE 10am-4pm Tickets TBC

Holme Pierrepont Hall Plant Fair 18th April 2021

posted 22 Mar 2021 by Erica Thomson

Holme Pierrepont Hall, Sunday, April 18, 2021, 11:00 AM 4:00 PM

All tickets must be booked in advance via the Holme Pierrepont website, www.holmepierreponthall.com and look for the Events page.

The fair at Holme Pierrepont will be held on the lawns in front of the Hall and will feature many of the best individual plant nurseries from the Midlands & the North including several new plant nurseries too.

As those of you know who attend the Flower Power Fairs, the nurseries always offer you a choice of plants and shrubs, and advice on how to get the very best out of the plants you buy. Some will be unusual, some even rare, but all have been grown by the people who sell them and offer excellent value for money, locally grown with low mileage.

Holme Pierrepont has the most delightful spring garden full of snowdrops, crocus, miniature iris and unusual spring flowering shrubs and trees. Collections of Camella and interesting topiary can be found throughout the garden and the inner courtyard garden makes an attractive entrance into the Hall where the toilet facilities are. Refreshments are served throughout the day.

Please be aware the sleeping policemen as you approach the estate, just past Blotts. The canopy over the road hides an extremely “vicious” bump.

Admission £5.00 includes gardens, grounds and plant fair. Children free. Dogs welcome on leads

All proceeds go towards the continued restoration of the gardens and woodland areas.

Address is Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottingham NG12 2LD

Local Garden Open for Snowdrops Sat 13th Feb 2021

posted 10 Feb 2021 by Erica Thomson

Nottingham Group HPS Members, Sue and Richard Bold will be opening their garden to see their collection of 550 rare varieties of snowdrops on Saturday 13th February from 10am to 4pm.

Anyone wishing to visit must book a timed slot through the NGS website ngs.org.uk

NGS Snowdrop Opening - 1 Highfield Road, Nuthall NG16 1BQ

Each year The Bolds have a number of snowdrops for sale. This year they have 100+ varieties available. There are only small numbers of each available and only one of some. If anyone would like the availability list or wishes to order, would they please contact sue.bold1@gmail.com .

Reach Southwell and Flower Pod have been chosen to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund

posted 10 Nov 2020 by Erica Thomson

Members may remember that our first charitable donation, back in 2016, was made to Flower Pod in Southwell. The charity is a unique social enterprise that provides people with learning difficulties with the opportunity to enrich their lives through horticulture.

The charity made the following announcement a couple of days ago.

Exciting news! Reach Southwell and Flower Pod have been chosen to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund 2020/21. Nominate us at ow.ly/fX1o50Cbfi1 to support us every time you buy Co-op branded products. Thank you! #NeverMoreNeeded

More details about Flower Pod can be found on their website. Flowerpod.org

Norwell Nurseries open for NGS on Sat 10th Oct - prebooking required

posted 30 Sept 2020 by Erica Thomson

Saturday 10th October, 2 – 5 pm.

Norwell Nurseries, Woodhouse Road, Norwell. NG23 6JX.

This outstanding Nottinghamshire Nursery is home to the National and UK’s largest collection of Hardy Chrysanthemums and is opening it doors to welcome pre-booked visitors on Saturday 10th October. Set in a one acre plantsman’s garden visitors can enjoy extensive herbaceous borders still alive with colour and movement. There are new sand-beds featuring international planting, pond, alpine and scree areas together with woodland and shady areas.

To prebook tickets, please visit www.ngs.org.uk Search for gardens open in the East Midlands area and this will take you to Norwell Nurseries, where you can pre-book entry tickets. Parking, plants for sale, wheelchair access to some areas.

More information in the pdf.

Norwell Nursery, October copy.pdf