Entry to this Plant Hunters’ Fair at Alderford Lake (formally Dearnford Lake) is completely free and offers the opportunity to pop along and visit many specialist nurseries at no charge to get your gardening season off to a great start. The plant fair has a brilliant line up of nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. Simply something for every plant lover. The nursery folk will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their experience in how to plant and care for the plants you buy so you can get the best from them. You can choose to take the lakeside walks (50p charge). Full details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk Delicious breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea available. The Plant Fair runs from 10am-4pm on Sunday 17th March.
Spring is in the air and its time to get out in the garden and get planning and planting for the year ahead and where better to get inspiration than at a Plant Hunters Fair. With FREE ENTRY to this plant fair the event offers the opportunity to pop along and visit many specialist nurseries 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.
Access to the grounds of Whittington Castle is free. Access to the Castle Gatehouse and Cottage is free Refreshments available. The plant fair runs from 10am-4pm on Good Friday 19th April. FREE ENTRY to the plant fair (£1.00 per car to park). Full details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
With FREE ENTRY to this Plant Hunters’ Fair the event offers the opportunity to pop along and visit many 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.
The visitor centre and lakeside restaurant are housed in an award winning environmentally sensitive building and serve a wide variety of home cooked meals and light refreshments including meats from the farm. Why not enjoy the spring weather and take your tea on the terrace overlooking the main pool. The plant fair runs from 10am-4pm on Easter Saturday 20th April with free entry to the plant fair and excellent Lakeside Restaurant. Entry to Beautiful 156 acre arboretum with over 3000 types of trees and shrubs is optional at normal prices. Details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Popular Plant Fair with better than HALF PRICE ENTRY to the wonderful Dorothy Clive Gardens and Plant Hunter’s Fair returns on Easter Sunday 21st April and Easter Monday 22nd April. The event is now firmly established as a “must” in gardeners’ diaries. This special fund-raising event for the Willoughbridge Garden Charitable Trust who maintain these wonderful gardens is now in its 11th year and the garden offers a great special event price on these days of just £4.00 for garden and plant fair entry (normally, standard garden entry is £8.50). So why not make it an Easter treat that won’t break the bank!
Nurseries will of course come loaded with spring flowering plants plus plenty of later flowering plants to get planted now and this Easter there are more stalls than ever booked as this event goes from strength to strength.
All your favourites will be there.
Coming all the way from Cornwall are Roseland House with their National Collections of Clematis and Lapageria as well as a great array of stunning climbers at great value prices.
The ever popular Edrom Nurseries will be travelling down from Berwickshire and we know there will be lots of really unusual and hard-to-obtain woodland plants on their stall.
New comers to the event include: Alluring Plants from with nectar rich plants for bees and butterflies. Mynd Hardy Plants with a large range of perennials specialising in Hemerocallis and Penstemon. Artisan Plant Supports from Staffordshire with beautiful hand crafted iron garden plant supports.
If this isn’t enough there are 6 RHS medal winners at the fair: Chris Cooke (woodland and species plants); Edrom Nurseries (woodland and alpine plants); Hall Farm Nursery (a wide range of plants); Packhorse Farm (Acers and other trees and shrubs); Potterton’s Nursery (award-winning alpines) and Tissington Nursery (perennials)
The smaller, family run nurseries are always popular as a source of the new, the old or the different! Conquest Plant Nurseries have a wonderfully wide range of variegated plants. Green’s Leaves specialise in Australian plants plus a sprinkling of the newest flowering plants on the market. Jurassicplants Nurseries always cause a stir with fantastic, exotic and hardy edibles. Mayfields Plants specialise in cottage garden favourites. Shadyplants.com need no explanation! SpecialPerennials are helenium and phlox specialists. Bridge Farm Plants with lots of unusual perennials The Gobbett will be bringing shrubs especially Lilacs and perennials, with a great range of iris.
Regular visitors will be pleased to learn that Studio 8 Pottery are back with their hand-thrown and home-fired terracotta garden wares made using Staffordshire clay.
The garden is intimate, informal and inspiring. Located on the borders of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire, this lovely garden has delights and surprises whatever the season.
There are many areas of spring interest within this 12-acre, hillside garden. These include a new winter garden, an edible woodland, a woodland quarry with waterfall, an alpine scree and pool, rose walk and amazing drifts of spring bulbs.
The spring plant fair is the time to see hellebores, camellias, crocus and spring flowering bulbs making a mark on the garden along with magnolias and early flowering rhododendrons.
Dogs on leads are very welcome. Tearooms open. The plant fair runs fron 10am-5pm on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April. Full details of nurseries attending at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
FREE ENTRY to this great plant fair. It’s a great time to get out in the garden and get planning and planting for the year ahead and where better to get inspiration than at a Plant Hunters Fair. The plants are lovingly grown by small specialist nurseries and these enthusiastic plants people are on hand to give honest, straightforward advice on choosing and growing the right plants for your garden. The plant fair offers the opportunity to pop along and visit some wonderful specialist nurseries at no charge to get the gardening season off to a great start.
At the same time visit Battlefields 1403 excellent farm shop, deli and Sparrow’s Café. Which is a celebration of low food miles, only buying British and that means no lemons or grapes in sight, fresh seasonal products with full traceability. The cafe cooks fresh daily with local ingredients, serving loyal visitors that return time and time again. The plant fair runs from 9.30am-4pm on Saturday 27th April. For full details please see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Looking for a great value day out this Early May Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday (5th & 6th May). Look no further than a visit to the wonderful Weston Park and its Plant Hunters’ Fair. With a really great value entrance price of just £3.00 for this special event which includes entry to the gardens and parkland and the great Plant Hunters’ Fair.
The plant fair has become a magnet for plant lovers from near and far with a great line-up of nurseries to create a plant lover’s paradise. The mix of nurseries ensures there’s something for every type of garden; little gems to tempt the most discerning plants person and lots of help and advice for the new or less experienced gardener.
Weston is an award-winning stately home set in 1000 acres of “Capability” Brown parkland much of it wooded and planted with spring bulbs, bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons. There are miles of woodland walks, lakes and the beautiful formal gardens to explore. Children can let off steam in the Woodland Adventure Playground. Relax and unwind over a coffee in the Deli or enjoy lunch in the Granary Grill. The house will also be open from 1pm (additional charge). The miniature railway will also be running (additional charge) Full details from www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Our plant fairs at The British Ironwork Centre have raised thousands of pounds for Hope House Children’s Hospices, with the £1.00 entrance fee going to this very deserving cause. Please help us raise more in 2019! There will be a brilliant line-up of top specialist nurseries who will bring a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. Come for a great day out, find some lovely plants for your garden, get expert advice from the enthusiastic nursery folk.
The British Ironworks Centre not only boasts a working smithy and a showroom featuring the biggest choice of quality British ironware for both indoors and garden use but also the Shropshire Sculpture Park featuring a safari in ironwork that has to be seen to be believed! The venue has lots to see and explore with something for all ages, plus the bonus of a great Plant Hunters’ Fair to enjoy!
Entry to the Plant Fair and all other attractions is £1.00 in aid of Hope House Hospices. Free parking. The plant fair runs from10am-4pm on Saturday 18th May. Refreshments available.
Full details of the nurseries attending at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Enjoy a wonderful Plant Hunters’ Fair at Hodnet Hall Gardens with a special reduced entry price of only £4.00 for the gardens and plant fair. The plant fair boasts top class nurseries from across the country including RHS Gold Medal Winners and National Collection Holders offering a tremendous variety of plants and it’s just the right time to pick up some Summer flowering plants to give your garden a boost and the nurseries will have just the right plant for your garden with nurseries specialising in plants of all sizes for a wide range of garden situations from hot sun to cool shade.
Hodnet Hall has over 60 acres of breathtaking gardens with grand vistas, intimate, secluded areas, magnificent lakes and a walled kitchen garden. What more could you want on an early summer’s day?
The plant fair runs from 10am-5pm both days. Special Low Entry Price for Gardens and Fair £4.00 (Half Standard Price Entry) Children Free. Free parking. Light refreshments available in the picturesque restaurant. Dogs welcome on a lead. Full details of nurseries attending at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Come along to Arley Arboretum for a great plant fair with HALF PRICE ENTRY to the Gardens, Arboretum & Plant Fair of just £2.75. Discover a tranquil wonderland of rare and ancient trees, exquisite walled gardens and panoramic views. The Arboretum offers plenty to do for all ages, add to this a plant fair with top class specialist nurseries and we’ve the perfect day out for plant lovers. The nursery folk will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their experience in how to plant and care for the plants you buy so you can get the best from them. The plant fair runs from 10am-5pm. Free parking. Tearooms serving light refreshments.
Full details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
A friendly and welcoming Antique and Collectables Fair.
Over 40 stands, with a diverse collection of traders, Antiques, Collectables, Vintage.
Fully accesible for disabled visitors, free parking, and a fabulous award winning cafe.
Great North Shropshire Location.
Children under 12 free.