2024 Upcoming Fairs

Events are pay on gate unless stated

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Sun 17 March Southwell Minster NG25 0HD


Sat 23 March Sugnall Walled Garden Eccleshall ST21 6NF


Sun 24 March Arley Hall and Gardens Northwich CW9 6NA


Fri 29 March Whittington Castle Oswestry SY11 4DF


Sun - Mon 31 March - 1 April Dorothy Clive Garden Market Drayton TF9 4EU Tickets On Sale


Sat 6 April Bodenham Arboretum Kidderminster DY11 5TB


Sun 7 April Ness Botanic Gardens Wirral CH64 4AY


Sun 14 April Middleton Hall Tamworth B78 2AE Tickets On Sale


Sun 21 April 1620s House Donington Le Heath LE67 2FW Tickets On Sale


Sat 27 April Chasewater Country Park WS8 7NL NEW


Sun 28 April Cholmondeley Castle Gardens Malpas SY14 8ET Tickets On Sale


Sun - Mon 5 - 6 May Weston Park Shifnal TF11 8LE Tickets On Sale


Sat 11 May Battlefield 1403 Shrewsbury SY4 3DB


Sun 12 May Capesthorne Hall Macclesfield SK11 9JY


Sun 19 May Norton Priory Runcorn WA7 1SX


Sat 25 May Carsington Water Ashbourne DE6 1ST


Mon 27 May Arley Arboretum Upper Arley Worcs DY12 1SQ


Sat - Sun 8 - 9 June Hodnet Hall Gardens Market Drayton TF9 3NN


Sat 15 June Sugnall Walled Garden Eccleshall ST21 6NF


Sun 23 June Middleton Hall Tamworth B78 2AE (Tickets coming soon)


Sun 30 June Whittington Castle Oswestry SY11 4DF


Sat 6 July Thoresby Park Newark NG22 9EP


Sun 28 July 1620s House Donington Le Heath LE67 2FW (Tickets coming soon)


Wed 31 July Cholmondeley Castle Gardens Malpas SY14 8ET


Sun 4 August Southwell Minster NG25 0HD


Sun 11 August Capesthorne Hall Macclesfield SK11 9JY


Sun 18 August Carsington Water Ashbourne DE6 1ST


Sun - Mon 25 - 26 August Dorothy Clive Garden Market Drayton TF9 4EU


Sat 31 August Bodenham Arboretum Kidderminster DY11 5TB


Sun 1 September Ness Botanic Gardens Wirral CH64 4AY


Sun 8 September Weston Park Shifnal TF11 8LE Tickets On Sale


Welcome to Plant Hunters' Fairs

The place to find great value, top quality, traditionally grown plants for every type of garden!

  • 31 brilliant plant fairs from March to September at lovely venues across the Midlands and Northwest.
  • Line-ups selected from the best independent plant nurseries from the across the country
  • Some fairs are free to enter or have a very small entry charge; others include entry to a brilliant garden at a discounted price

We are looking forward to brilliant gardening year in 2024!

best wishes,
Janet & Martin

Sun 17 March Southwell Minster NG25 0HD


Sat 23 March Sugnall Walled Garden Eccleshall ST21 6NF


Sun 24 March Arley Hall and Gardens Northwich CW9 6NA


Fri 29 March Whittington Castle Oswestry SY11 4DF


Sun - Mon 31 March - 1 April Dorothy Clive Garden Market Drayton TF9 4EU Tickets On Sale


Sat 6 April Bodenham Arboretum Kidderminster DY11 5TB


Sun 7 April Ness Botanic Gardens Wirral CH64 4AY


Sun 14 April Middleton Hall Tamworth B78 2AE Tickets On Sale


Sun 21 April 1620s House Donington Le Heath LE67 2FW Tickets On Sale


Sat 27 April Chasewater Country Park WS8 7NL NEW


Sun 28 April Cholmondeley Castle Gardens Malpas SY14 8ET Tickets On Sale


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Sun - Mon 5 - 6 May Weston Park Shifnal TF11 8LE Tickets On Sale


Sat 11 May Battlefield 1403 Shrewsbury SY4 3DB


Sun 12 May Capesthorne Hall Macclesfield SK11 9JY


Sun 19 May Norton Priory Runcorn WA7 1SX


Sat 25 May Carsington Water Ashbourne DE6 1ST


Mon 27 May Arley Arboretum Upper Arley Worcs DY12 1SQ


Sat - Sun 8 - 9 June Hodnet Hall Gardens Market Drayton TF9 3NN


Sat 15 June Sugnall Walled Garden Eccleshall ST21 6NF


Sun 23 June Middleton Hall Tamworth B78 2AE (Tickets coming soon)


Sun 30 June Whittington Castle Oswestry SY11 4DF


Sat 6 July Thoresby Park Newark NG22 9EP


Sun 28 July 1620s House Donington Le Heath LE67 2FW (Tickets coming soon)


Wed 31 July Cholmondeley Castle Gardens Malpas SY14 8ET


Sun 4 August Southwell Minster NG25 0HD


Sun 11 August Capesthorne Hall Macclesfield SK11 9JY


Sun 18 August Carsington Water Ashbourne DE6 1ST


Sun - Mon 25 - 26 August Dorothy Clive Garden Market Drayton TF9 4EU


Sat 31 August Bodenham Arboretum Kidderminster DY11 5TB


Sun 1 September Ness Botanic Gardens Wirral CH64 4AY


Sun 8 September Weston Park Shifnal TF11 8LE Tickets On Sale


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Coming to a Plant Hunters' Fair:

  • Always check with our website or Facebook page before coming to a fair to see the latest event status.
  • Most fairs are pay on the gate, but a few fairs are ticketed and have timed arrivals to avoid parking congestion. Please see the event detail page for further info.
  • To help save plastic waste please bring your own bags or trolleys
  • Most traders take cards, but sometimes the phone signal lets us down so bring some cash as a back-up
  • Our fairs are wheelchair accessible although most are on grass and some on gravel. Some sites are sloping making pushing wheelchairs or using scooters more difficult. Some parts of a garden or venue may not be accessible because of steps etc.. It's best to contact the venue for up to date information.
  • Fairs are totally in the open air and it has been known to be wet and windy in Britain in the plant fair season ;-) so wear appropriate footwear and pack a brolly or mac.

But most of all be prepared to be wowed by the plants and buy far more than you planned!

"Fabulous events came to two this year, got some amazing plants and some good bargains too! A great day out, thanks for all your hard work organising them see you next spring!" - Adam on Facebook.


Be wowed by the plants

All our nurseries are small family-run growers, each with their own specialities. You'll find RHS medalists and keen plants people at our fairs. Above all, people who love plants and are passionate about what they grow. Each stall has it's own unique specialties. We go for quality and diversity rather than packing in lots of look-alike stalls. The line-ups change from fair to fair.

And for those finishing touches we also have a select number of artisans who design and make garden accessories and artworks.

format_quote "Discovered these plant Fairs about 3 years ago and they have taken over our enthusiasm from the bigger shows. Love that the sellers are more than happy to help and discuss their plants. Will definitely be back next year. Thanks to everyone involved" - June on Facebook.

Browse our line up of nurseries & artisans and see which fairs they will be at. yard


Fall in love with our venues

Our plant fairs are hosted by the most beautiful and most prestigious gardens and countryside locations in our region. They make a wonderful day out full of inspiring ideas for you to take back with you to your own garden.

When a fair takes place within a garden, we arrange reduced price entry to the garden on that day and entry to the fair is included. Others fairs have a small charge or donation that all goes to maintaining the venue.

You can pop in for an hour and pick up some plants without breaking the bank, or you can make a day of it, exploring the lovely gardens or just enjoying the open air and peaceful surroundings.

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