Peacocks Exhibition @ Newstead Abbey
Jun 17 2017 @ 12:00 pm – May 6 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Peacocks: The Pomp of Power
17 June 2017 – Summer 2018

Charles II Dressing Room & Edward III Room

Peacocks: The Pomp of Power presents a display of artworks and objects from the Nottingham City Museum and Art Galleries fine art, decorative art, lace, costume and textiles, and natural history collection. The selected works are inspired by the beautifully elegant peacocks that grace the grounds of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of the Romantic Poet Lord Byron. Byron was both a sartorial peacock and lover and keeper of these extravagant creatures; hence the title of this exhibition has been taken from Don Juan: Canto The Seventh, a poem by the poet and great eccentric.

The exhibition is shown alongside a small display Japanese Woodcut prints in the Charles II Room.

Usual Parking and House entry fees apply.

The East Midlands Flower Show 2017 @ Newstead Abbey
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday 1st July & Sunday 2nd July 2017

10am – 4pm

After the success of the 2016 East Midlands’ Flower Show we are delighted to announce that the show will return to the beautiful grounds of Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire, the ancestral home of the poet G. Gordon 6th Lord Byron, for its second year on the 1st and 2nd of July 2017.

About the show: Meander through our fabulous show gardens, designed by local nurseries, horticultural colleges, landscapers and our volunteer teams, and gather inspiration for your own garden.  Come and meet the growers and garden centres who will be on hand to show you their gorgeous plants, shrubs and trees and then take a look in the home and garden marquee for seasonal plants, gifts, garden furniture or relax and listen to some live music with some great local food and drink.

There will be talks throughout the day from our experts to help you get the most out of your garden experts or learn how to use some of your home grown produce into fabulous seasonal food! This event will provide a great day out for all of the family with fun activities for children.

Advance Ticket £8 Adult Under 16’s FREE (Advance tickets will be available until 29/06/2017)

On the day tickets £10 Under 16’s FREE


Garden Experts include:

  • BBC Radio Nottingham’s John Stirland and Paula Routledge
  • Winner of BBC2’s The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge – Sean Murray
  • Alan Gardener – The Autistic Gardener will be sharing is own unique experience of gardening, talking about his new program ‘The Avant Gardner’ and answering your general gardening questions as part of our expert panel.

We are still accepting bookings for trade stalls and exhibitors at the show.

Trade stands are priced at £100/3mx2m space inside our marquee and £100/3mx3m space outside. This price is for the full weekend.

You can download our 2017 booking form HERE

If you need any more information, please contact Jo Hunt at Newstead Abbey on either 01158761415 or by email on

Interested in having a show garden at The East Midlands Flower Show? Fill in the application form here EMFS – Show Garden application 2017.

Byron Festival – Classic Cars and Vehicles @ Newstead Abbey
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Byron Festival

9th July

As part of the Byron Festival, we will be hosting a motor car rally in the grounds

Parking charges apply.

Inspired Floristry Workshop – Summer themes @ Newstead Abbey
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:45 pm


Inspired Floristry Workshop

Summer Workshop –

Summer meadow floral design workshop, flowers and foliage’s place naturally bring the outside in.

£45 including all materials , container and accessories – Coffee/tea and biscuits – free parking

Start time: 10.30- 1.30 Meet in the Gift Shop 10.15

Booking on 01623 455900

Workshops take place in the Garden room at Newstead Abbey.

Outdoor Theatre – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Chapterhouse Theatre @ Newstead Abbey
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday 21st July 7pm – Gates open 6pm


Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre.

Please bring your own blanket and/or chairs as seating is not provided. Bring your picnic, there will be a bar and refreshments will be available on site.