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 for details

March 2019

Sun 10 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sat 16 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 17 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 23 Sugnall Walled Garden 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

Sat 27 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-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-4pm

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

Pop-up event Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

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

July 2019

Sun 7 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

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 18 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-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

Pay and Display Parking

Dogs welcome

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.

A short YouTube video of Carsington Water: click here

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries coming in March:

Ashdale Nursery from Nottinghamshire: Hardy Cottage Garden Plants

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

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

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

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

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire: Unusual perennials particularly hardy geraniums

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

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

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

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

Studio 8 Pottery from Staffordshire: NEW TO EVENT Hand-thrown terracotta including flower pots, bonsai containers and wildlife / bird homes and feeders

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

Nurseries coming in May:

Alluring Plants from Shropshire: Nectar rich plants for bees and butterflies

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

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

Edrom Nurseries from Berwickshire: Unusual alpine plants and plants for shade including bulbs and rhizomes RHS Gold medallists

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

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

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire: Unusual perennials particularly hardy geraniums

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

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

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

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

Nurseries coming in August:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

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

Cooper's Nurseries from Nottinghamshire: Perennials, Annuals

Edrom Nurseries from Berwickshire: Unusual alpine plants and plants for shade including bulbs and rhizomes RHS Gold medallists

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

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

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

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire: Unusual perennials particularly hardy geraniums

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

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

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

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

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

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

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/