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

Whittington Castle

Friday 19th April 2019 (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.

Nurseries coming on Good Friday 2019:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

ChickenStreet from Shropshire: grasses and herbaceous perennials for naturalistic plantings

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

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

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

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

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire: Herbaceous perennials with large ranges of helenium, phlox, geum, salvia and other wildlife-friendly flowers

The Cottage Herbery from Worcestershire: Herbs, Unusual Edibles, Aromatics & Scented Foliage Plants. RHS Gold medallists

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

Please contact Castle Manager, Sue Ellis

Whittington Castle
Castle Street
Whittington
Shropshire
SY11 4DF

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.