2018 - 2019 Plant Fairs

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

Click the event title to see full details

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

Carsington Water

Saturday 16th March 2019

Monday 27th May 2019

Saturday 10th August 2019

Times: 10am - 4pm

Free Entry to fair and country park

P&D Parking

We are back again for 3 wonderful plant fairs here at Carsington Water which must be one of the most scenic views from any of our fairs!

The fair is in front of the Carsington Water Visitor Centre - follow the brown signs from the main roads

Boasting a Country Park with plenty of space for family games and picnics, and also the recently refurbished visitor centre and a brand new children's play area, Carsington is a great place for a family day out. There is also a sailing club and trout fishery for those looking for an activity to get involved with. Dogs and barbeques are welcome in the Country Park.

There are 8 miles of paved walks from short strolls to long serious walks.

Click here for a map of the walks available

The reservoir was always conceived as a natural looking haven for wildlife and exciting space for water-based activities co-existing in harmony.

The restaurant serves a wide range of lunches and refreshments and has windows and a terrace that give panoramic views of the water and park.

Free Entry to Fair, Restaurant and Country Park 

Dogs are welcome

Pay and Display parking.

A short YouTube video of Carsington Water: click here

Lovely video from our March fair at Carsington Water by Marvelous Videography - on YouTube

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries that attended in March 2018:

Ashdale Nursery from Nottinghamshire with a wide range of herbaceous, shrubs and alpines

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in coloured foliage

Cotswold Garden Flowers Bob Brown's well known nursery from Worcestershire specialising in rare plants of all kinds. National Collection of Sambucus.

Green End Farm Nursery from Yorkshire specialising in Trilliums, epimediums, polygonatum, disporum, hosta etc.

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

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

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire specialising in hardy geraniums

Lyneal Mill Nursery from Shropshire specialising in Agastache, Digitalis, Epimedium, Eryngium, Erysimum, Scabious, Verbascum and simple flowered Dahlias

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire specialising in herbaceous perennials

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire specialising in perennials and primulas

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

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

Standwell Tools from Derbyshire specialising garden tools

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

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in perennials. RHS medallists.

Nurseries that attended in May 2018:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in coloured foliage

Edrom Nurseries from Berwickshire specialising in woodland plants for shade and unusual alpines RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.

Green End Farm Nursery from Yorkshire specialising in Trilliums, epimediums, polygonatum, disporum, hosta etc.

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.

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire specialising in hardy geraniums

Lyneal Mill Nursery from Shropshire specialising in Agastache, Digitalis, Epimedium, Eryngium, Erysimum, Scabious, Verbascum and simple flowered Dahlias

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire specialising in perennials and primulas

Plantwild from Cambridgeshire specialising in native wildflowers

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire specialising in plants for shade

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

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

Trevor Edwards from Nottinghamshire specialising in perennials

Nurseries that attended in August 2018:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

Chris Cooke Plants from Gloucestershire specialising in rare and less common hardy and half-hardy bulbous, herbaceous and shrubs RHS Gold medallist.

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in coloured foliage

Cooper's Nurseries from Nottinghamshire specialising in perennials, planted tubs and baskets

Edrom Nurseries from Berwickshire specialising in woodland plants for shade and unusual alpines RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.

Green End Farm Nursery from Yorkshire specialising in Trilliums, epimediums, polygonatum, disporum, hosta etc.

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

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

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire specialising in hardy geraniums

Lyneal Mill Nursery from Shropshire specialising in Agastache, Digitalis, Epimedium, Eryngium, Erysimum, Scabious, Verbascum and simple flowered Dahlias

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

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire specialising in herbaceous perennials

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire specialising in perennials and primulas

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

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

Carsington Water
Big Lane
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
DE6 1ST

There are brown signs to direct you from Ashbourne

Website: www.stwater.co.uk/wonderful-water/our-visitor-sites/come-visit-us/carsington-water/


Photos courtesy of Severn Trent Water. Used by kind permission