Sunday 7th May 2017
Times: 10am - 4pm
Fair and gardens: £3.00
2017 will be our 9th 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.
"Cheshire's best Plant Fair"
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.
The fair and garden are open from 10.30am to 4pm. Entry includes both and is at the special low price of £3.00 (normally £6.00 for the garden).
There will be free guided tours of the garden by the Head Gardener throughout the day.
A short Youtube video of the gardens from the air: Click here
Well behaved dogs on leads welcome.
Nurseries confirmed for 7 May 2017 are:
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.