Upcoming Events:

April 2017

Sat 1 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 2 Bramall Hall 11am-4pm

Sat 8 Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm NEW VENUE

Sun 9 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Fri 14 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

Sat 15 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 16 & 17 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

Sat 22 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sun 23 Consall Gardens 10am-5pm

Sat 29 Norton Priory 10am-4pm NEW DAY

Sun 30 / Mon 1 May Weston Park 10am-5pm

May 2017

Sun 30 Apr / Mon 1 Weston Park 10am-5pm

Sat 6 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun 7 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 13 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 14 British Ironwork Centre 10am-5pm

Sun 21 Cholmondeley Castle 10am-5pm

Sun 28 Pottertons Alpine Garden 10am-4pm

Mon 29 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

June 2017

Sat/Sun 3 & 4 Hodnet Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 11 Arley Arboretum 10am-5pm

Sat 24 Bosworth Battlefield 10am-4pm NEW VENUE

Sun 25 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

July 2017

Sat/Sun 1 & 2 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm NEW DATE

Sat. 8 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 9 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm NEW DATE

Sun 23 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm EXTRA DATE

Sat 29 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 30 British Ironwork Centre 10am-5pm

August 2017

Sun 6 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sat 12 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 13 Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm NEW DATE

Sun/Mon 27/28 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

September 2017

Sat 2 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 3 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 10 Weston Park 10am-4pm

Sun 17 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm EXTRA DATE

Sun 24 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm EXTRA DATE

Past Events:

Sat 18 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 19 Dearnford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 25 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 26 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Click here for a Printer friendly plant fair calendar

The National Memorial Arboretum

Sat 18th March 2017

Sat 13th May 2017

Sat 29th July 2017

Times: 10am - 4pm

Free entry to fair and arboretum (Pay & Display Car Park)

Our Plant Hunters' Fairs are now an established item on the calendar at The National Memorial Arboretum and you will find us along Yeomanry Avenue our regular home from now on.

Come along and buy some wonderful plants - you can leave them with the nurserymen whilst you explore this inspiring venue and pop back later to collect them.

The Arboretum is a unique haven of peace, contemplation and hope for the future and is the site of the Armed Forces Memorial. It consists of 150 acres of wooded parkland within the National Forest in Staffordshire where visitors can both enjoy and learn about the trees and their surroundings, and reflect upon their special symbolism. Many of the memorials are placed in peaceful gardens.

Although still a 'young' arboretum, there are already in excess of 50,000 trees on the site which are rapidly growing into a unique living tribute.

The variety of habitats within the Arboretum site illustrate the biodiversity of the area. Birds and animals include several species highlighted in the Staffordshire Biodiversity Action Plan - these include the skylark, lapwing, brown hare, otter and several species of bat.

The Arboretum has a lot to offer both young and old. Come for a day out to enjoy the peace and tranquility, the trees, the memorials, the history, the sense of national pride. Have lunch or drinks in the Restaurant; above all enjoy the experience.

Here is a 90sec grand tour:

Free entry to arboretum and plant fair. Large pay and display car park.

Dogs (except assistance dogs) are not allowed in the Arboretum. There is a dog walking route around and through the arboretum - click here to download or print the route leaflet

Excursions to the March fair from Lancashire and Liverpool / Wirral are available - Click here for details

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries confirmed for 18 March 2017 are:

Artisan Plant Nurseries from Worcestershire specialising in rare and unusual species plants from around the world

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

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

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.

Hillview Hardy Plants from Shropshire specialising in unusual hardy perennials. National Collections of Acanthus and Albuca. RHS medallists.

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire specialising in hardy geraniums

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

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire specialising in herbaceous perennials

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire specialising in perennials and primulas

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire specialising in plants for shade

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

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

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in perennials

Nurseries confirmed for 13 May 2017 are:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in coloured foliage

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.

Hillview Hardy Plants from Shropshire specialising in unusual hardy perennials. National Collections of Acanthus and Albuca. RHS medallists.

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

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire specialising in hardy geraniums

Lyneal Mill Nursery from Shropshire specialising in Aquilegia, Wildflowers, Aster, Agastache, Campanula, Digitalis

North Staffs Hostas 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

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire specialising in herbaceous perennials

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire specialising in perennials and primulas

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

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

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

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in perennials

Nurseries conformed for 29 July 2017 are:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

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

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.

Hillview Hardy Plants from Shropshire specialising in unusual hardy perennials. National Collections of Acanthus and Albuca. RHS medallists.

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire specialising in hardy geraniums

North Staffs Hostas from Staffordshire specialising in Hostas, ferns; hemerocallis, carex grasses and ivy

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

Philip Tivey & Son from Leicestershire with Alstroemerias RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire specialising in herbaceous perennials

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire specialising in perennials and primulas

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

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire specialising in plants for shade

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

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

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in perennials

Venue Details:

National Memorial Arboretum 
Croxall Road 
Alrewas 
Staffordshire 
DE13 7AR

Tel: 01283 792333
Email: info@thenma.org.uk
website: http://www.thenma.org.uk/ 

Click here for visitor information

The Arboretum is located between Birmingham and Derby, just off the A38 north of Lichfield and south of Burton on Trent. You will see brown signs from the A38 directing you to the A513 junction signposted for Tamworth, where you will find the Arboretum.