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

The Dorothy Clive Garden

Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd April 2019

Sunday 25th & Monday 26th August 2019

Times: 10am - 5.00pm

For this special event entry to Gardens including free entry to the plant fair: £4.00 (less than half std entry)

Free parking

Dogs on leads welcome

Now in their 12th year, our Easter and August Bank Holiday Plant Hunters' Fairs at The Dorothy Clive Garden have become a tradition with plant lovers from near and far.

If you haven't been to the garden before you're in for a real treat and we know we'll meet again many of our gardening friends who have enjoyed the sheer exuberant flower power of the borders over the eleven years the fairs have been running.

In spring we enjoy the massed drifts of bulbs and flowering trees and shrubs. In late summer the herbaceous borders are aflame with colour. The large display glasshouse offers a touch of the tropics at all times.

At all times the garden is place to relax with plenty of secluded places and lots of seats.

The tearooms offer home-cooked food and drinks.

Here are some lovely photo albums from these events: Easter or August

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries coming on Easter Sunday and Monday 2019:

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

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

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

Chris Cooke Plants from Gloucestershire: Rare and unusual hardy and half-hardy plants. RHS Gold medallist

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'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

Mayfields Plants from Cheshire: bee and butterfly-friendly cottage garden perennials

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

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

Roseland House from Cornwall: Climbing plants. National Collections of Clematis Viticella cultivars and Lapageria rosea Cultivars

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

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

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

plus plants grown by Dorothy Clive Gardens

Nurseries coming on August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday 2019:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

ChickenStreet from Shropshire: NEW TO EVENT grasses and herbaceous perennials for naturalistic plantings

Chris Cooke Plants from Gloucestershire: Rare and unusual hardy and half-hardy plants. RHS Gold medallist

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'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

Mayfields Plants from Cheshire: bee and butterfly-friendly cottage garden perennials

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

plus plants grown by Dorothy Clive Gardens

Venue Details:

The Dorothy Clive Garden
Willoughbridge
Market Drayton
Shropshire
TF9 4EU

website: www.dorothyclivegarden.co.uk

Directions:

The garden is in North Staffordshire, close to the Shropshire and Cheshire borders. It is on the A51, midway between Nantwich and Stone, two miles from the village of Woore.

From North and South
Exit M6 at Junction 15
Follow signs for A53, signed Market Drayton and Shrewsbury
Turn right at junction into A51. Drive half mile - garden is on the right.

From West
On A51 (from Nantwich); Garden is 2 miles south east of the village of Woore (4 miles east of Bridgemere)
On A525 (from Whitchurch); Turn right at A51 at Woore. Garden is 2 miles, on left
On A53 (from Market Drayton); Turn left at junction with A51. Drive half mile - garden is on the right. From East
Join A500 at Stoke-on-Trent heading south (first exit from A50 roundabout just after Britannia Stadium.
Before reaching M6 Junction 15, follow signs to Market Drayton and Shrewsbury (A53)
Turn right at junction into A51. Drive half mile - garden is on the right.