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

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Sunday 28th April 2019

Sunday 30th June 2019 EXTRA DATE

Times: 10am - 5pm

Entry to gardens, nature trails and plant fair: £3.50 (half std price) Children £2.00, Under 5's free

Free Parking

Dogs on leads welcome

We are really thrilled to be able to return to Cholmondeley Castle in tranquil rural Cheshire for what deserves to be a firm date in all plant lovers' diaries. Plus this year we have our first ever summer plant fair here.

The romantic castle - a product of the early 19th century - stands on a high rise above a lake. The castle is surrounded by sweeping lawns and a variety of mature trees, including cedars of Lebanon, oak, and chestnut.

The gardens surrounding the castle provide a lovely mix of colour and height, with intriguing walks around the lake. There is a temple water garden, rose garden, a variety of mixed borders. Plantings are planned to provide colour at all times of the year.

In July visitors will be wowed by the newly replanted rose garden with over 350 roses and the new to 100 metre-long double herbaceous border.

There is a children's play area and picnic site.

Click here for an interactive map of the garden

Tea rooms open for coffee, light lunches, home made teas, ice creams and snacks

Short YouTube video of the gardens from the air: click here

Articles by and about Cholmondeley Castle Gardens:

The Lady Lavinia Walk (from our 2018 newsletter)

Revolution or Evolution? (from our 2017 newsletter)

Buried Treasure (from our 2016 newsletter)

Thinking Ahead (from our 2015 newsletter)

Time to Polish the Silver (from our 2014 newsletter)

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries coming in April:

Artisan Plant Supports from Staffordshire: NEW TO EVENT Hand crafted iron garden plant supports

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

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

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

Meadow View Plants from Lancashire: Thalictrums, Sanguisorba, Astrantia & members of the Apiacea family

Mucklestone Nurseries from Shropshire: Trees , Shrubs and Perennials for moist or acidic conditions

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

North Staffs Hostas from Staffordshire: Hostas, Hemerocallis, Ferns, Hedera, Geums, Carex Grasses. National Collection of Hosta.

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

Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire: Extensive selection of Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Woodland Plants. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold

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

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire: perennials including Hardy Geraniums, Geum, Sanguisorba, Nepeta, Salvia and Sedum. RHS medallists

Nurseries coming in June:

Artisan Plant Supports from Staffordshire: Hand crafted iron garden plant supports

ChickenStreet from Shropshire: grasses and herbaceous perennials for naturalistic plantings

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

Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire: Wide range of perennials and herbs. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold

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

Meadow View Plants from Lancashire: Thalictrums, Sanguisorba, Astrantia & members of the Apiacea family

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

Penmere Plants from Cheshire: Hardy and Species fuchsia. Summer flowering ones early in the season

Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire: Extensive selection of Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Woodland Plants. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold

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

Venue Details:

Cholmondeley Castle 
Malpas 
Cheshire 

website: www.cholmondeleycastle.com

Directions: 

Located off the A49 Whitchurch/Tarporley Road, between Warrington and Whitchurch. The entrance to the gardens is off the A49 at the Cholmondeley Arms Pub crossroads post code SY14 8HN.

(Railway stations at Chester, Crewe and Whitchurch)