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Norton Priory April Plant Fair, Runcorn Cheshire

Saturday 29th April 2017.

Times: 10.00am - 4pm

Free entry to fair


Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is a fantastic day out, with an award winning museum, excavated medieval ruins, the spectacular St Christopher statue, the lovely Walled Garden and the extensive woodland and sculpture trail.

The 2½ acre Walled Garden was built between 1757 and 1770 for the Brooke family, the owners of Norton Priory. When the Brookes left Norton Priory, it became neglected and overgrown, until work began in 1980 by Runcorn Development Corporation to reclaim it.

The Walled Garden has been recreated as a typical Georgian Walled Garden. It was essentially a kitchen garden, and would have been the source of fruit, vegetables and flowers for the mansion house. Today there is an orchard, a fruit garden, a vegetable garden, various ornamental borders and the beautiful Rose Walk.

Norton Priory is home of the National Collection of Tree Quince (Cydonia Oblonga). These are dotted around the garden and the site and include 20 different varieties. The Walled Garden is also the location of a number of Norton Priory's 'hidden gems', including the Ha Ha Wall, the Ice House and the Wildflower Meadow.

The plant fair is held just outside the walled garden. Entry to plant fair is free.

Entry to other attractions is optional at normal prices.

The Norton Priory Museum Trust, Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire WA17 1SX. 

further information:

http://www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk/Venues/norton_priory.htm

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