2020 Plant Fairs

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March 2020

Sun 8 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 14 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 15 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sat 21 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sun 22 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sat 28 Patchings Art Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 29 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

April 2020

Sat 4 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 5 Bramall Hall 10am-4pm

Good Fri 10 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

Sat 11 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 12 & 13 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

Sat 18 Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

Sun 19 Middleton Hall 9am-4pm

Sat 25 Sandwell Valley Park Farm 10am-4pm

Sun 26 Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 10am-5pm

May 2020

Sat/Sun 2 & 3 Weston Park 10am-5pm

Sat 9 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun 10 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 16 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 17 Norton Priory 10am-4pm

Sun 24 Pottertons Alpine Garden 9am-5pm

Mon 25 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 31 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

June 2020

Sat/Sun 6 & 7 Hodnet Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 14 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 28 Bramall Hall 10am-4pm

July 2020

Sun 5 Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 19 Middleton Hall 9am-4pm

Sat 25 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 26 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

August 2020

Sun 2 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun 9 Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm

Sun 16 Capesthorne Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 23 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Wed 26 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 30/31 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

September 2020

Sat 5 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 6 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 13 Weston Park 10am-4pm

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Near Malpas, Cheshire. SY14 8HN

Sunday 26th April 2020

Sunday 5th July 2020

Times: 10am - 5pm

Entry to gardens, nature trails and plant fair: £4.00 (less than 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 we are holding our very successful summer plant fair here again.

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 late June 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: 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

Every Picture Tells A Story from Merseyside: Bromeliads and tropical plants. RHS Gold Medal Winners NEW TO EVENT

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

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

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

Mynd Hardy Plants from Shropshire: 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

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire: Ferns, Roscoeas, and a wide range of shade-loving perennials

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

The Cottage Herbery from Worcestershire: Herbs, Unusual Edibles, Aromatics & Scented Foliage Plants. RHS Gold medallists

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

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

Woodside Hardy Plants from Staffordshire: Hardy Plants

Nurseries coming in July:

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

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

Ashdale Nursery from Nottinghamshire: Hardy Cottage Garden Plants NEW TO EVENT

ChickenStreet from Shropshire: grasses and herbaceous perennials for naturalistic plantings

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

CraftyPlants from Manchester: Tillandsia (airplants), bromeliads, tropical, sub-tropical, cacti and succulents

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

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

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

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

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

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire: Ferns, Roscoeas, and a wide range of shade-loving perennials

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

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

Woodside Hardy Plants from Staffordshire: Hardy Plants

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)