Special fund-raising event for the Willoughbridge Garden Charitable Trust who maintain these beautiful gardens and 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).
Now’s the time to make the most of the late summer sun and get out and enjoy your garden, and Plant Hunters’ Fairs are a great place to pick up some late colour or even to get ahead for spring with bulbs and plants to get planted now for an early show. This brilliant event attracts a fabulous line-up of nurseries. There’s sure to be something to set your summer garden ablaze with colour and add a sparkle to a shady spot, plus lots of expert knowledge on hand to help you choose the best plants for your garden.
The 12-acre Dorothy Clive Garden features a superb woodland garden, alpine scree, a damp garden, and stunning and colourful late summer flower borders. 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.
The Dorothy Clive Garden is on the A51, 4 miles south of Bridgemere. The plant fair runs from 10am-5pm both days. For full details of nurseries attending please see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
The award-winning Ginger and Spice Festival is making a welcome return this September for a celebration of all things spicy during British Food Fortnight. Set in and around the centre of the medieval Shropshire town, Market Drayton, the festival celebrates the local culinary heritage with links to the ancient spice routes and what is thought to be the oldest gingerbread in the country! On Saturday 26th September 2020, enjoy a spicy street market including a food theatre with top chefs, spice trail, children’s food classes, gingerbread baking contest and much more! The Spice Exchange Street Market is free to all! www.gingerandspicefest.co.uk