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

The National Memorial Arboretum

Alrewas, Staffs DE13 7AR

Sunday 29th March 2020

Sunday 31th May 2020

Saturday 25th July 2020

Times: 10am - 4pm

Free entry to fair and arboretum

Pay & Display Car Park

Dogs are allowed on leads on a walking route within the arboretum. Assistance dogs allowed throughout the venue.

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:

Articles by and about the National Memorial Arboretum:

The IQ Quarry Garden (from our 2018 newsletter)

 

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries coming in March:

Amorosa from Leicestershire: Up-cycled and recycled garden ornaments NEW TO EVENT

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

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

ChickenStreet from Shropshire: grasses and herbaceous perennials for naturalistic plantings

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

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire: shrubs, perennials, grasses, foliage plants, southern hemisphere plants

Hooksgreen Herbs from Staffordshire: Flowering and foliage herbs. RHS Gold medallists.

John Cullen Gardens from Lincolnshire: National Collection of Achillea millefolium and plants to encourage pollinators. RHS Chelsea medallists NEW TO EVENT

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

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire: Unusual perennials particularly hardy geraniums

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

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire: Hardy herbaceous perennials - unusual varieties and cottage garden favourites, flowering bulbs, half-hardy and tender plants

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

PlantWild from Cambridgeshire: native wildflowers

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

Nurseries and artisans coming in May:

Amorosa from Leicestershire: Up-cycled and recycled garden ornaments NEW TO EVENT

Ashdale Nursery from Nottinghamshire: Hardy Cottage Garden Plants

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

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

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire: Unusual perennials particularly hardy geraniums

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

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

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

Peter the Bee and Friends from Worcestershire: Insect friendly native wildflowers

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

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

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

Nurseries coming in July:

Amorosa from Leicestershire: Up-cycled and recycled garden ornaments NEW TO EVENT

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

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

ChickenStreet from Shropshire: grasses and herbaceous perennials for naturalistic plantings

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

Edible Garden Nursery from Devon: Edible plants NEW TO EVENT

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire: shrubs, perennials, grasses, foliage plants, southern hemisphere plants

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

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire: Unusual perennials particularly hardy geraniums

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

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

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire: Hardy herbaceous perennials - unusual varieties and cottage garden favourites, flowering bulbs, half-hardy and tender plants

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

PlantWild from Cambridgeshire: native wildflowers

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

Venue Details:

National Memorial Arboretum 
Croxall Road 
Alrewas 
Staffordshire 
DE13 7AR
website: http://www.thenma.org.uk/

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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.