Plant Hunters' Fairs - every plant lover's favourite day out

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Rain or shine we'll be there!
Our events are outdoors so if rain's forecast bring a brolly!

Upcoming events:

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25 Sugnall Walled Garden

26 Norton Priory


3/4 Weston Park

9 Donington Le Heath Manor

10 Adlington Hall

17 British Ironwork Centre

23 National Memorial Arboretum

25 Stonyford Cottage Gardens

30 /31 Hodnet Hall


7 Burton Manor

21 Whittington Castle

28 Plas Newydd


4 Arley Arboretum

5 Sugnall Walled Garden

26 Carsington Water


1 National Memorial Arboretum

2 Dearnford Lake

16 Bodnant Garden

23 Abbeywood Gardens

30/31 Dorothy Clive Garden


5 Bodenham Arboretum

6 Ness Botanic Gardens

13 Weston Park

Past events 2015:

March 2015

22 Dearnford Lake

28 National Memorial Arboretum

29 Ness Botanic Gardens

April 2015

4 Carsington Water

5/6 Dorothy Clive Garden

11 Bodenham Arboretum

12 Cholmondeley Castle

18 Middleton Hall

19 Consall Hall

19 Penrhyn Castle

Our latest news:

16 April Artisan Plant Supports are unable to attend Consall Hall - see them at Sugnall in July!

8th April Studio 8 Pottery will be at Abbeywood Gardens and Dorothy Clive Garden in August

8th April: Chicken Street will be at The British Ironwork Centre on 17th May with their Chickens and chicken-proof plants

1st April: We've just added Tissington Nursery to the line up for Dorothy Clive Garden as well! Sorry but Chris Cooke has had to withdraw.

30th Mar: Hooksgreen Herbs have been added to the line-up for Dorothy Clive Garden on Easter Sunday & Monday.

23rd Mar: Martin was on the Andy Potter Radio Derby show on Friday afternoon (27th March)

23rd Mar: Great at Dearnford Lake yesterday with so many gardeners braving the early morning frost to get out and get some wonderful plants. See you again there on 2nd August!

19th Mar: Read about Wildegoose Nursery in this month's issue of Landscape magazine

18th Mar: We're adding Chicken Street to the line up for Ness Botanic Gardens on 29th Mar and also The Gobbett to the line ups for Burton Manor, Whittington Castle and Ness Botanic Gardens (6th Sept)

3rd Mar: We are pleased to add Mark Paviour to our list of garden speakers.

2nd Mar: We've just updated the look of our website to help it display better on smaller screens. Hope you like it

2 Mar: Kim Hurst of the Cottage Herbery has just published a new book - more here.

13th Feb: We've just added the nursery line-ups to the remainder of our events. There are a few more additions still to be announced so watch this space!

9th Feb: We are putting together our 2015 Spring Newsletter. If you want to be first to get it then subscribe by clicking here (no spam, no sharing of your details)

We are really thrilled to introduce Paviour & Davies Nursery to our plant fairs at Bodenham Arboretum in 2015. Welcome to Mark & Sue.

12 Jan: Our 2015 leaflet is now being sent out. If you would like a stock for your venue or club please contact Janet.

12 Jan: We are pleased to welcome the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust information and advice stall to Carsington Water in April

23 Dec: Some lovely extra photos of Abbeywood Garden added for you to enjoy!

22 Nov: We have added Robert Barlow from North Staffs Hostas to our list of garden speakers. Click here for details

6 Nov: New venue for 2015 - Donington Le Heath manor House, near Coalville Leicestershire on Saturday 9th May - 13th Century Manor and physic garden - just 1.00 entry. Details here.

28 Oct: We welcome Bridge Farm Plants and Studio 8 Pottery to our fairs in 2015.

Plant Hunters' Fairs 2015

Where you can meet lots of nurseries all in one place and to find those special plants perfect for your unique garden.

Our fairs make a great value and inspiring day out - browse the plants, get some advice, enjoy a brilliant garden and perhaps lunch at a lovely garden restaurant or tearoom.

But what makes Plant Hunters' Fairs different and special?

Great locations:

Our fairs are hosted by the most beautiful and most prestigious gardens in our region and we have arranged reduced rates at most. Click here to see where we will be in 2015

Click here for a printer friendly plant fair calendar

Great value:

Entry prices are low (or even free) so you can pop in for an hour and pick up some plants without breaking the bank.

We don't make money from your entrance fees. Where an entrance fee is charged all of the entrance money goes to the garden hosting the event, often Charitable Trusts, raising much needed funds to help maintain these lovely gardens into the future.

Great plants:

All our nurseries are proper growers and able to give accurate information based on their real experience. You can inspect our complete range of nurseries: you won't find fly-by-nights and supermarket plants. You will find RHS medallists and National Collection Holders, keen plantspeople, designers and artisans. Above all people who love plants and are passionate about what they grow

Our wonderful spring newsletter written by our nurseryfolk and venue gardeners is now available to download: click here.

Great choice:

Every line up of nurseries is selected and planned to ensure each stall is different with it's own unique specialty.

We had plants from 15 Plant Heritage National Collections at our plant fairs in 2014.

Great for groups:

If you organise days out for your group click here for special arrangements we can offer to make your day complete.

Our 2015 leaflet is now available. If you would like a stock for your venue or club please contact Janet.

Details may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Details of any late changes will advised on this website and on twitter

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