2018 Plant Fairs

Come rain or shine we'll be there! Fairs are open for the advertised times

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August 2018

Sun/Mon 26/27 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

September 2018

Sat 1 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 2 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 9 Weston Park 10am-4pm

Sun 16 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 23 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

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2019 - All dates are provisional.

March 2019

tbc National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 17 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

tbc Carsington Water 10am-4pm

tbc Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

tbc Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sat 30 Patchings Art Centre 10am-4pm NEW VENUE

April 2019

tbc Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

tbc Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sun 7 Bramall Hall 11am-4pm

tbc Sandwell Valley Park Farm 10am-4pm

tbc Consall Gardens 10am-5pm

Good Fri 19 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

tbc Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 21 & 22 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

tbc Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

tbc Cholmondeley Castle 10am-5pm

May 2019

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

Sun/Mon 5 & 6 Weston Park 10am-5pm

tbc National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 12 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

tbc Arley Arboretum 10am-5pm

tbc British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 26 Pottertons Alpine Garden 9am-5pm

tbc 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

tbc Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

tbc Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

July 2019

tbc Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 21 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

tbc National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

tbc British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

August 2019

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

tbc Carsington Water 10am-4pm

tbc Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm

Hodnet Hall Gardens

Saturday 1th and Sunday 2nd June 2019

Times: 10am - 5pm

Fair and gardens £4.00

Free Parking

Dogs on leads welcome

There are 63 acres of gardens with grand vistas, intimate, secluded areas, a walled kitchen garden, magnificent lakes; the glorious setting is almost beyond description!

There have been gardens at Hodnet since the 11th century when the Heber-Percy family constructed their first house in the parkland. Their serious development began in 1921 by the late Brigadier Heber-Percy and today, the 60+ acres are renowned as amongst the finest in the country. Forest trees provide a wonderful backdrop for formal gardens planted to give delight during every season, woodland walks amongst flowering shrubs and a daisy chain of ornamental pools.

Hodnet has recently been awarded National Collection Status for Cercidiphyllum. These wonderful trees color beautifully in autumn and give off a powerful aroma of toffee as the leaves fall, hence the common name of "burnt sugar trees".

Special Event Price: £3.50 for gardens and fair.

Visitors can explore the gardens, meet top nurserymen and women and enjoy light refreshments in the picturesque restaurant.

What more could you want on an early summer's day? 

Disabled visitors are very welcome : approximately 60 percent of the gardens are accessible to wheelchairs but please note the paths are mainly grass or gravel and therefore more accessible in dry conditions.

Dogs are welcome on leads.

Restaurant open for lunches & teas.

See an album of photos from previous fairs on our Facebook Page

Nurseries that attended in June 2018:

Alluring Plants from Shropshire specialising in plants for bees & butterflies

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

ChickenStreet from Shropshire with a wide selection of chicken-proof plants for the garden

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 and Jones from Shropshire specialising in handmade metal plant supports

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

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.

Hooksgreen Herbs from Staffordshire specialising in unusual herbs. RHS medallists.

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

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

Mayfields Plants from Cheshire specialising in bee and butterfly friendly perennials

Mynd Hardy Plants from Shropshire specialising in penstemon and hemerocallis

North Staffs Hostas (* Saturday only) from Staffordshire specialising in Hostas, ferns; hemerocallis, carex grasses and ivy

Orchard Furniture from Gloucestershire with a great range of teak garden furniture

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

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

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

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire specialising in plants for shade

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

Studio 8 Pottery from Staffordshire with hand-thrown garden and kitchen Terracotta and Stonewares

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

Details:
Hodnet Hall Gardens
Hodnet
Market Drayton
Shropshire TF9 3NN

Website: www.hodnethallgardens.org 

Hodnet Hall is in the village of Hodnet, near Market Drayton, 12 miles north-east of Shrewsbury. Approaching on the A5 road from North Wales, the A53 (Shrewsbury-Market Drayton) road and the A442 (Whitchurch-Wellington) roads, leaving the M6 at exits 12 and 15 or the M54 at exit 3.