2018 - 2019 Plant Fairs

Come rain or shine we'll be there! Fairs are open for the advertised times (last entry 30mins before close)

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September 2018

Sun 23 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

2019 (provisional)

March 2019

Sun 10 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sat 16 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 17 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

Sun 24 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

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

Sun 31 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

April 2019

Sat 6 Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

Sun 7 Bramall Hall 11am-4pm

Sat 13 Sandwell Valley Park Farm 10am-4pm

Sun 14 Consall Gardens 10am-5pm

Good Fri 19 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

Saturday 20 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

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

TBC Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

TBC Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sun 28 Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 10am-5pm

May 2019

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

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

Sat 11 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 12 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 18 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 19 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 26 Pottertons Alpine Garden 9am-5pm

Mon 27 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

Sat 22 Arley Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 23 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Pop-up event Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 30 Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 10am-5pm NEW DATE

July 2019

Sun 21 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 27 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 28 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

August 2019

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

Sat 10 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 11 Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm

Sun/Mon 25/26 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

Sat 31 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

September 2019

Sun 1 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 8 Weston Park 10am-4pm

Battlefield 1403

Saturday 21st April 2018

Times: 9:30am - 4pm

Free entry

Free parking

This exciting venue is a something quite different for Plant Hunters' Fair. Battlefield 1403 has a lot to offer our plant fair visitors!

Today Battlefield 1403 is a bustling farm shop, butchery, deli, cafe and exhibition, but over 600 years ago this was the site of one the bloodiest battles fought on British soil. After visiting the plant fair and shop at Battlefield 1403, take a walk around the boundary of the 100-hectare battlefield. The Battle of Shrewsbury was fought between King Henry IV and a rebellious faction led by the Percy family in 1403. The significance of the battle lies not just in its political ramifications as precursor to the Wars of the Roses but also in the fact that it was the first time that the English longbow was used on both sides.  Battlefield Church is said to have been erected over the site of the mass burial pit dug immediately after the battle. Now looked after by The Churches Conservation Trust, it provides an opportunity for quiet reflection.

The Battle of Shrewsbury exhibition explains the facts as we know them and introduces additional fun facts for children. Exhibits on display include a full armoured "Sir Nicholas", various weaponry, a longbow archer and other medieval artifacts.

What makes the farm shop, deli and Sparrow's Cafe so special is the celebration of low food miles, only buying British and that means no lemons or grapes in sight, fresh seasonal products with full traceability. The cafe cooks fresh daily with local ingredients, serving loyal visitors that return time and time again. The staff are passionate and that shines through from advice given from the team of butchers, to the staff in the farm shop being able to tell you where the vegetables were grown. The cafe cooks up a storm daily using local produce sourced from the estate and local producers.

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Nurseries attedning 21 April 2018: (more to be announced)

Alluring Plants from Shropshire specialising in plants for bees & butterflies

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

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

Orchard Furniture from Gloucestershire with a great range of teak garden furniture

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

The Cottage Herbery from Worcestershire specialising in organic herbs. RHS Gold medallists

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

Upper Battlefield, Shrewsbury SY4 3DB

Located just off the A49 at Hall's roundabout just north of Shrewsbury

website: www.battlefield1403.com

There is free car parking.

Dogs on leads welcome in the plant fair