2020 Plant Fairs

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March 2020

Sun 8 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 14 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 15 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sat 21 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sun 22 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sat 28 Patchings Art Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 29 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

April 2020

Sat 4 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 5 Bramall Hall 10am-4pm

Good Fri 10 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

Sat 11 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 12 & 13 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

Sat 18 Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

Sun 19 Middleton Hall 9am-4pm

Sat 25 Sandwell Valley Park Farm 10am-4pm

Sun 26 Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 10am-5pm

May 2020

Sat/Sun 2 & 3 Weston Park 10am-5pm

Sat 9 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun 10 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 16 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 17 Norton Priory 10am-4pm

Sun 24 Pottertons Alpine Garden 9am-5pm

Mon 25 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 31 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

June 2020

Sat/Sun 6 & 7 Hodnet Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 14 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 28 Bramall Hall 10am-4pm

July 2020

Sun 5 Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 19 Middleton Hall 9am-4pm

Sat 25 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 26 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

August 2020

Sun 2 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun 9 Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm

Sun 16 Capesthorne Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 23 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Wed 26 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 30/31 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

September 2020

Sat 5 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 6 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 13 Weston Park 10am-4pm

Adlington Hall

Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4LF

Sunday 10th May 2020

Times: 10am - 4pm

Gardens and plant fair: £3.00

Free parking

Dogs on leads welcome in fair and gardens

2020 will be our 12th year at this grand venue in the heart of Cheshire and the plant fair will be held beside the house as usual and as visitors have come to expect, will feature top quality nurseries each with their own unique specialties. This year we have more stalls than ever!

Home of the Legh family since 1315, Adlington Hall is one of the oldest and most historic Cheshire houses. The 2,000 acre Estate contains parkland landscaped in the 18th century in the style of 'Capability Brown' complete with ha-ha. The Lime Avenue dating from 1688 is one of the oldest surviving in Britain and leads to a woodland Wilderness with winding paths, temples, bridges and follies in a rococo manner. A path through the laburnum Arcade leads into the formal Rose Garden, then on to the Maze created in English Yew. The Father Tiber water Garden provides a peaceful haven with its ponds, fountains and water cascade and the newly created parterre provides a colourful addition to the east wing. Other features include a large herbaceous border, rockeries, specimen trees, azaleas and rhododendrons.

Here's a great video of the plant fair in 2018: Click here

Articles about Adlington Hall Gardens

Adlington Hall Gardens at RHS Tatton (from our 2017 newsletter)

Nurseries coming in May 2020:

Artisan Plant Supports from Staffordshire: Hand crafted iron garden plant supports

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

ChickenStreet from Shropshire: grasses and herbaceous perennials for naturalistic plantings

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire: Variegated and coloured foliage hardy plants

CraftyPlants from Manchester: Tillandsia (airplants), bromeliads, tropical, sub-tropical, cacti and succulents

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire: shrubs, perennials, grasses, foliage plants, southern hemisphere plants

Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire: Wide range of perennials and herbs. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold

Jurassicplants Nurseries from Denbighshire: Starter plants of rare woody edibles and other hard to find trees and shrubs

Lyneal Mill Nursery from Shropshire: Cottage garden specialising in Aquilegia and Dahlias

Mandsand Plants from Cheshire: Heucheras, heucherella, tiarella and other coloured leaf plants

Mayfields Plants from Cheshire: bee and butterfly-friendly cottage garden perennials

Meadow View Plants from Lancashire: Thalictrums, Sanguisorba, Astrantia & members of the Apiacea family

Mynd Hardy Plants from Shropshire: Herbaceous perennials specialising in Hemerocallis and Penstemon

Packhorse Farm Nursery from Derbyshire: Acers, trees and shrubs RHS Gold medallist

Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire: Extensive selection of Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Woodland Plants. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire: Ferns, Roscoeas, and a wide range of shade-loving perennials

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire: Herbaceous perennials with large ranges of helenium, phlox, geum, salvia and other wildlife-friendly flowers

Stonyford Cottage Nursery from Cheshire: Moist and shade loving plants, some Exotics and Alpines including Sempervivums

The Gobbett Nursery from Worcestershire: Shrubs, perennials inc Iris, Cornus, Syringa

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire: perennials including Hardy Geraniums, Geum, Sanguisorba, Nepeta, Salvia and Sedum. RHS medallists

Woodside Hardy Plants from Staffordshire: Hardy Plants

Adlington Hall,
Mill Lane,
Macclesfield,
Cheshire
SK10 4LF
website: www.adlingtonhall.com

Directions:

From Stockport (Distance 7.5 miles approx.) Follow the A6 to Hazel Grove, then take the A523 (towards Macclesfield) and continue to Poynton. Pass the Adlington Travel Lodge/Little Chef and at the crossroads with traffic lights (Legh Arms public house) turn right into Mill Lane, and entry to the fair will be signed

From Macclesfield (Distance 5.75 miles approx.) Head for the A523 (Stockport Road) towards Manchester and carry straight over all the roundabouts. Pass the Butley Ash public house on your left. At the traffic lights go straight on, still following the A523 for approx. 2 miles. At the next set of lights (Legh Arms public house) turn left into Mill Lane, and entry to the fair will be signed

From M60 junction 3 (Distance 8.5 miles approx.) Leave the motorway at junction 3 signposted A34 Manchester Airport/Congleton. This merges with the A34 Kingsway. Go straight through the traffic lights, following the A34 Congleton route. Continue until you have reached a roundabout signposted Dean Row/ Styal/ Woodford/ Poynton. Take the 4th exit for Dean Row. Go straight through the traffic lights and over the roundabout. At the next roundabout turn left, passing the Shell garage on your right and the Unicorn public house. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit on the left, B5358 Macclesfield. This is Lees Lane. Continue for about 1.5 miles, passing Parkers Garden Centre and Jacksons Ford Car dealership. Approx. half a mile after the Ford dealer turn left at the junction marked Adlington Hall. This is Mill Lane and entry to the fair will be signed.