With FREE ENTRY to this Plant Hunters’ Fair the event offers the opportunity to pop along and visit 20 wonderful specialist nurseries from across the country to get your gardening season off to a great start. All the nurseries attending are happy to offer expert advice to help less experienced gardeners select the right plants for their gardens. “For true ‘plantaholics’ there are always those little treasures to discover that can’t be obtained elsewhere.
Excellent lakeside restaurant. Why not enjoy the spring weather and take your tea on the terrace overlooking the main pool.
The plant fair runs on Saturday 11th April from 10am-4pm with FREE ENTRY to the Plant Fair and excellent Lakeside Restaurant. FREE PARKING. Entry to Beautiful 156-acre arboretum with over 3000 types of trees and shrubs optional at normal prices. For full details of nurseries attending see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Bodenham Arboretum is situated between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster just off the A442 – use postcode DY11 5TB for SatNav.
This Easter Sunday and Monday the wonderful Dorothy Clive Gardens are opening their gates for what has become one of the best-loved garden events in the region. This event offers better than half price entry to the gardens and a brilliant Plant Hunters’ Fair at just £4.00 (normally, standard garden entry is £8.50). The plant fair boasts 20 top-class nurseries, including RHS Medal Winners and National Collection Holders offering a tremendous variety of plants coming from all corners of the country including National Collection Holders, Roseland House Clematis and Climbers from Cornwall; woodland plant specialists Edrom Nursery from Berwickshire; award-winning alpine nursery Pottertons from Lincolnshire; rare woody edibles and other hard to find trees and shrubs from Jurassic Plants and gold medal winning specialists Hall Farm Nursery and Chris Cooke Plants. Plus, many more wonderful specialist nurseries with every sort of plant. Also, don’t miss our two artisan stalls, Aluminium Art for your garden and iron plant supports from Staffordshire’s, Artisan Plant Supports, all hand-made using traditional methods.
The Plant Hunters’ Fair is situated in the heart of this most charming and beautiful 12-acre garden famed for its dazzling spring display of rhododendrons and azaleas with massed drifts of bulbs. Explore the gardens, sit and relax in the many seating areas, and enjoy the tearoom’s home baking on the terrace lawn, whilst enjoying the lovely views of the surrounding countryside. This event now in its twelfth year is a special fund-raising event for the Willoughbridge Garden Charitable Trust who maintain these wonderful gardens. The garden offers a great special event price on these days only of just £4.00 for garden and plant fair entry (normally, standard garden entry is £8.50).The plant fair takes place on Sunday 12th and Monday 13th April and runs from 10am – 5pm both days. Dogs on leads welcome. Refreshments available.
For full details of nurseries attending please see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2020
This year’s theme is ‘Vision’.
15th – 26th April – Cartoon Exhibition on the theme of Vision and Noel Ford retrospective exhibition. Cartoons for sale. Venue – Bear Steps Gallery. Open daily 10am to 4pm. Admission free.
24th April: Ralph Steadman Night. Live link up and conversation with Ralph Steadman followed by film ‘For No Good Reason’ (15) in which Ralph discusses his career with Johnny Depp, featuring interviews with Terry Gilliam and Richard E. Grant plus archive interviews with Hunter S. Thompson. Hosted by the film’s director and producer Charlie and Lucy Paul. 7.30pm. Tickets £12.
25th April: Cartooning Live! Meet cartoonists and caricaturists at the Darwin Shopping Centre in Pride Hill. Open 10am to 4pm. Admission free. Watch cartooning on the big boards. Books for sale.
25th April: Cartoon Workshops at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery at 10.30am, 12.00 noon and 1.30pm.
Full details and tickets:
Shropshire’s biggest free entry Wedding Show, exclusively hosted at The Great Barn.
The Great Barn is a brand new weddings & events venue in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Located near Manor Farm, a working beef farm in Baschurch, the owners recently converted their huge on site industrial style barn to host events of all sizes.
Full address: The Great Barn, Walford Heath, Shrewsbury, SY4 2HT. Enter ‘The Great Barn’ into your Sat Nav!
Discover Shrewsbury’s newest wedding venue and meet up to 50 of the most unique and luxury exhibitors.
Enjoy stunning catwalk shows throughout the day, as well as on-going live music & entertainment from top performers on the main stage.
The first 100 couples will receive an exclusive goody bag on entry filled with the latest special offers and discounts, as well as the latest copy of the latest bridal mag.
Entry is free for all visitors! So round up your bride and groom parties and get ready to kick-start planning!
Wheelchair friendly. Children and pooches welcome.
See and Hear is free and open to everyone to try out equipment and learn more about the support on offer to help improve the quality of life for those with sensory impairment, such as hearing or sight loss.
It’s a great opportunity for peer support, networking, gaining knowledge and sharing information with others and is important to all.
We aim to promote avoidable sight and hearing loss, increase awareness of the issues people with sensory impairment face in their daily lives, and to enable those living with sensory impairment to discover more about the technology and support available to help them.
The exhibition will showcase a great many national and local companies, charities and services available to you.
Find out more by visiting: www.shropshire.gov.uk/see-and-hear