2018 Plant Fairs

Come rain or shine we'll be there! Fairs are open for the advertised times

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August 2018

Sun/Mon 26/27 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

September 2018

Sat 1 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 2 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 9 Weston Park 10am-4pm

Sun 16 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 23 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

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2019 - All dates are provisional.

March 2019

tbc National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 17 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

tbc Carsington Water 10am-4pm

tbc Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

tbc Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sat 30 Patchings Art Centre 10am-4pm NEW VENUE

April 2019

tbc Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

tbc Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sun 7 Bramall Hall 11am-4pm

tbc Sandwell Valley Park Farm 10am-4pm

tbc Consall Gardens 10am-5pm

Good Fri 19 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

tbc Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 21 & 22 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

tbc Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

tbc Cholmondeley Castle 10am-5pm

May 2019

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

Sun/Mon 5 & 6 Weston Park 10am-5pm

tbc National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 12 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

tbc Arley Arboretum 10am-5pm

tbc British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 26 Pottertons Alpine Garden 9am-5pm

tbc Carsington Water 10am-4pm

June 2019

Sat/Sun 1 & 2 Hodnet Hall 10am-5pm

Sat 8 Bosworth Battlefield 10am-4pm

Sun 9 Norton Priory 10am-4pm

tbc Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

tbc Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

July 2019

tbc Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 21 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

tbc National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

tbc British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

August 2019

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

tbc Carsington Water 10am-4pm

tbc Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm

Adlington Hall

Sunday 12th May 2019

Times: 10am - 4pm

Gardens and plant fair: £3.00

Free parking

2019 will be our 11th 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 10am 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.

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

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome.

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Nurseries that attended in 2018:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

ChickenStreet from Shropshire with a wide selection of chicken-proof plants for the garden

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in coloured foliage

CraftyPlants from Manchester with Tillandsia (air plants), bromeliads as well as other tropicals and sub-tropicals

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire specialising in Australasian & coloured leaf shrubs

Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire specialising in perennials and alpines. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.

Jurassicplants Nurseries from Denbighshire specialising in unusual seed-raised trees, shrubs and climbers

Lyneal Mill Nursery from Shropshire specialising in Aquilegia, Wildflowers, Aster, Agastache, Campanula, Digitalis

Mandsand Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in Perennials and shrubs with an emphasis on interesting foliage which includes a good range of Heucheras, Heucherellas and Tiarellas

Mayfields Plants from Cheshire specialising in bee and butterfly friendly perennials

Meadow View Plants from Lancashire specialising in sought after perennials in the Apiaceae family, plus a choice range of Geum, Pulmonaria, Sanguisorba, Thalictrum, Aster, Hesperantha

Packhorse Farm Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in Acers and other ornamental trees and shrubs. RHS Gold medallist

Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire specialising in alpines, dwarf bulbs and woodland plants. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire specialising in plants for shade

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

Standwell Tools from Derbyshire specialising garden tools

Stonyford Cottage Nursery from Cheshire with sempervivum and moisture loving plants

The Gobbett from Worcestershire specialising in Syringa (Lilac), flowering dogwoods and beardless Iris

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in perennials. RHS medallists.

Click here for a printable list of the nurseries attending

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.