Entry to fair, gardens and grounds £1.00.
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!
Our Garden Volunteers will be on site to show you around the gardens where we have many period plants growing in the beds. We will also have a display of vintage horticultural equipment.
Click here for the list of stall holders attending this event
Don’t forget that there is another Plant Hunters Fair at the 1620s House & Garden on Sunday 6th August and one at our sister site Bosworth Battlefield on Saturday 24th June
Make a Bug Hotel
Thursday 21st October, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us in this fun crafting session to make a safe place for all the minibeasts and insects this half term This is the most ideal time to make a bug hotel as it’s where many animals look for cosy places to hibernate over winter!
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