2024 Upcoming Fairs

Events are pay on gate unless otherwise stated

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Sat 15 June Sugnall Walled Garden Eccleshall ST21 6NF

Sun 23 June Middleton Hall Tamworth B78 2AE Tickets On Sale

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 On Sale

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

Past Events

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

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

Wednesday 17 April Bramall Hall Bramhall SK7 3NX

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

Sat 27 April Chasewater Country Park WS8 7NL

Sun 28 April Cholmondeley Castle Gardens Malpas SY14 8ET

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

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

Arley Hall

Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6NA

Sunday 24 March 2024

Times: 10am - 4pm

Admission: NEW FOR 2024: Entry includes full access to the gardens and the plant fair for the special offer reduced price of just £5.00 (Normally £12.00). Children under 16 free.

Parking: Special Offer: free parking for this event (normally £3.00)

Refreshments: The Gardener’s Kitchen café will be open

The fair is wheelchair accessible. The stables courtyard (cafe and toilets) is cobbled and the hall terrace is gravel.

Dogs on leads welcome in the fair and gardens

For the first admission includes access to the beautiful gardens at Arley Hall.

Amongst the finest in Europe the Gardens have been created over the last 270 years by successive generations of the same family. With two distinct areas which include 8 acres of formal gardens, and 7 acres of Woodland Garden and children's play area there is always something for everyone to enjoy.

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The entrance to Arley is down an avenue of pleached lime trees leading to the clock tower. Planted in the mid 1800's the lime trees receive an annual clipping which can take up to 2 weeks to complete. However once done, maintenance is quite low impact for such an impressive entranceway.

The Grove, a well established arboretum and a Woodland Walk of about 7 acres. This is an informal part of the garden in a woodland setting and has been a passion for Lord Ashbrook for 50 years. It contains spring bulbs, a very large collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and a wide range of other flowering shrubs and exotic trees, including varieties of oak, birch, magnolia, prunus, sorbus, malus, kalmia and hydrangea. Particularly colourful in spring.

The formal gardens are planted with bulbs and flowering shrubs giving a fine display in spring.

The Vinery was built in 1872-1873 and the fig trees within were probably planted shortly afterwards. The end section is always used to produce tomatoes which are used in The Gardeners Kitchen Cafe. The remaining 3 sections are decorative. Highlights to look out for are the tender Rhododendrons in early spring.

The Ilex Avenue features 14 holm oaks (Quercus Ilex). The unusual shapes and sizes of these clipped trees are partly due to chance. They were originally pyramidal but during the First World War they were left unclipped for several years and then reshaped as giant cylinders.

The Rootery is a rock garden which is in complete contrast to the rest of the garden. Here winding paths, roughly hewn steps, a fern-fringed pool and a domed cave combine in a romantic concept of an alpine dell. It is so named because of the use of tree stumps and their roots in the design of the garden. It is especially spectacular in spring with the magnificent display of Azaleas and Rhododendrons.

Line-up for Sun 24 March Arley Hall and Gardens

A Love Blossoms Garden accessories, stakes, planters, garden wall decorations etc.

Bridge Farm Plants Interesting and unusual herbaceous perennials

ChickenStreet A good selection of grasses and herbaceous perennials for naturalistic plantings

Chris Cooke Rare and unusual hardy and half-hardy plants. RHS Medalist NEW

Cliff Bank Nursery Grass, woodland plants, hardy annuals and other unusual plants NEW

Conquest Plants Nursery Variegated and coloured foliage hardy plants

Cotswold Garden Flowers Unusual hardy and tender perennials

DJA Plants Cactus, succulents, house and garden plants

Green's Leaves Choice shrubs, perennials, grasses, foliage plants.

Hillview Hardy Plants Perennials and auriculas. National Collection Holders, RHS Gold Medalists NEW

Hooksgreen Herbs Flowering and foliage herbs. RHS Medalists

John Cullen Gardens Plants for pollinators, National Collection of Achillea, RHS Medalists

Jurassicplants Nurseries Rare trees, shrubs, exotic fruits and living fossils. RHS Gold Medalists

Lyneal Mill Nursery Cottage garden specialising in Geum, Aquilegia and Primulas

Mayfields Plants Wide range of bee and butterfly-friendly cottage garden perennials.

Meadowmakers Wildflower and native tree plants and plugs

Mr D’Arcy’s Heritage Fruit Trees Heritage Fruit Trees

National Sweet Pea Society Sweet Pea plants and seeds

North Staffordshire Hostas National Collection of Hosta

Orchard Furniture High quality teak garden furniture

Ox Eye Daisy Country style plants and quirky garden gifts

Penmere Plants Hardy, half-hardy and species Fuchsia.

Piecemeal Plants Unusual hardy herbaceous perennials, bulbs, half-hardy and tender plants

Pottertons Nursery Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Woodland Plants RHS Gold Medalists

Primrose Bank Wide range of perennial plants. RHS Gold Medalists

Prized Perennials Wide range of perennials NEW

Rebecca Christian Scarves, jewellery, table runners, fabric and wallpaper to order NEW

Sophia Davenport Quality botanical cards, prints and notebooks, designed and produced in the UK NEW

SpecialPerennials Perennials for a nature friendly garden.

Stuart Marsh Sculptures Copper and Brass Sculptures

The Gobbett Nursery Shrubs, perennials inc Iris, Cornus, Syringa in season. RHS Medalists

Tissington Nursery Quality and choice perennials. RHS Gold Medalists

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