2018 Plant Fairs

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March 2018

Sat 17 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 18 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 24 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 25 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Good Fri 30 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

Sat 31 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

April 2018

Sun/Mon 1 / 2 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

Sat 7 Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

Sun 8 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 14 Sandwell Valley Park 10am-4pm NEW VENUE

Sun 15 Consall Gardens 10am-5pm

Sat 21 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 22 Bramall Hall 11am-4pm

Sat 28 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sun 29 Cholmondeley Castle 10am-5pm

May 2018

Sat 5 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 6 & 7 Weston Park 10am-5pm

Sat 12 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 13 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 19 Arley Arboretum 10am-5pm

Sun 20 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 27 Pottertons Alpine Garden 9am-5pm

Mon 28 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

June 2018

Sat/Sun 2 & 3 Hodnet Hall 10am-5pm

Sat 9 Bosworth Battlefield 10am-4pm

Sun 10 Norton Priory 10am-4pm

Sun 24 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sat 30 / Sun 1 July Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

July 2018

Sat 30 Jun / Sun 1 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 8 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 22 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 28 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 29 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

August 2018

Sun 5 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sat 11 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 12 Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm

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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Whittington Castle

Friday 30th March 2018 (Good Friday)

Times: 10am- 4pm

Free Entry to fair (£1.00 per car to park)

The strikingly picturesque and romantic ruins are steeped in much history, tales of bitter border warfare, romance and legend. 

Whittington is a small rural community in Shropshire close to the market town of Oswestry. Whittington Castle sits in the centre of this lovely village.

The existing Castle is set in about 12 acres of ground and is the remains of a Norman home.

There is free entry to the fair. There is a charge of £1 per car to park.

Nurseries attending Good Friday, 30th March 2018: (more to be announced)

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

Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire specialising in perennials and alpines. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.

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

Mynd Hardy Plants from Shropshire specialising in penstemon and hemerocallis

Penmere Plants from Cheshire specialising in Fuchsias

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

The Cottage Herbery from Worcestershire specialising in organic herbs. RHS Gold medallists

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

Please contact Castle Manager, Sue Ellis

Whittington Castle
Castle Street
Whittington
Shropshire
SY11 4DF

Telephone 01691 662500

E-mail info@whittingtoncastle.co.uk 

website: www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk 

Directions:

By Car Whittington Castle is situated in the centre of Whittington village. 2 miles east of Oswestry. It is just 20 minutes from Shrewsbury (A5), and 35 minutes from Chester (A483). When approaching Oswestry stay on the A483 or A5 and do not turn for Oswestry Town. Take the A495 signposted for Ellesmere off the Oswestry bypass and continue into Whittington over the railway level crossing. At the T-junction turn left staying on the A495. The castle is on your left and the car park entrance is just opposite the church on your left.

By Rail: Nearest Railway Station is Gobowen on the Chester to Birmingham line. 2 miles from Whittington.