2022 Plant Fairs

Always check event status before travelling:

Sun 20 March Ness Botanic Gardens, Wirral

Sun 27 March Arley Hall & Gardens, Cheshire

Sat 2 April Sugnall Walled Garden, Staffs

Sun 3 April Middleton Hall, N. Warks

Sat 9 April Bodenham Arboretum, Worcs

Sun 10 April Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire

Fri 15 April Whittington Castle, Shrops

Sun - Mon 17 - 18 April Dorothy Clive Garden, Staffs

Sun 24 April Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire

Sun - Mon 1 - 2 May Weston Park, Staffs

Sun 8 May Adlington Hall, Cheshire

Sun 15 May 1620s House Donington Le Heath, Leics

Sun 22 May Norton Priory, Cheshire

Sat 28 May Carsington Water, Derbyshire

Sun 29 May Pottertons Nursery & Garden, Lincs

Sun 5 June Arley Arboretum, Worcs

Sat - Sun 11 - 12 June Hodnet Hall, Shrops

Sat 18 June Thoresby Park, Notts

Sun 26 June Middleton Hall, N. Warks

Sun 3 July Whittington Castle, Shrops

Wed 13 July Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire

Sun 31 July 1620s House Donington Le Heath, Leics

Sun 7 August Southwell Minster, Notts

Sat 13 August Carsington Water, Derbyshire

Sun 14 August Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire

Sun 21 August Middleton Hall, N. Warks

Sun - Mon 28 - 29 August Dorothy Clive Garden, Staffs

Sat 3 September Bodenham Arboretum, Worcs

Sun 4 September Ness Botanic Gardens, Wirral

Sun 11 September Weston Park, Staffs

Carsington Water

Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST

Saturday 28 May 2022

Saturday 13 August 2022

10am - 4pm

Free entry to fair and country park (Normal parking charges apply)

Dogs welcome

We are really excited to return to Derbyshire's Carsington Water for the first time since just before the pandemic and it will be lovely meet lots of old friends and welcome new ones at this lovely intimate fair.

The fair is in front of the Carsington Water Visitor Centre - follow the brown signs from the main roads

Boasting a Country Park with plenty of space for family games and picnics, and also the recently refurbished visitor centre and a brand new children's play area, Carsington is a great place for a family day out. There is also a sailing club and trout fishery for those looking for an activity to get involved with. Dogs and barbeques are welcome in the Country Park.

There are 8 miles of paved walks from short strolls to long serious walks.

Click or tap here for a map of the walks available

The reservoir was always conceived as a natural looking haven for wildlife and exciting space for water-based activities co-existing in harmony.

The restaurant serves a wide range of lunches and refreshments and has windows and a terrace that give panoramic views of the water and park.

A short YouTube video of Carsington Water: click here

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries confirmed for May:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: a wide range of hardy, herbaceous perennials: Unusual varieties as well as cottage garden favourites, a small election of shrubs and other plants.

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire: Specialist growers of variegated and coloured foliage, hardy plants

Green End Farm Nursery from Yorkshire: Unusual perennials grown at 900ft above sea level

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

John Cullen Gardens from Lincolnshire: Plants for the pollinators, scented plants and edible plants. National Collection of Achillea millefolium. 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

Morton Nurseries from Nottinghamshire: Unusual and hard to find perennials and shrubs NEW TO EVENT

North Staffs Hostas from Staffordshire: Hostas, Hemerocallis, Ferns, Hedera, Geums, Carex Grasses. National Collection of Hosta.

Orchard Furniture from Gloucestershire: High quality teak garden furniture

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire: Hardy herbaceous perennials, flowering bulbs, half-hardy and tender plants

Prized Perennials from Derbyshire: Wide range of perennials NEW TO EVENT

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire: Perennials all grown in our bee and butterfly friendly garden

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire: Wide range of perennials. RHS medallists

Nurseries and Artisans confirmed for August:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: a wide range of hardy, herbaceous perennials: Unusual varieties as well as cottage garden favourites, a small election of shrubs and other plants.

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire: Specialist growers of variegated and coloured foliage, hardy plants

Green End Farm Nursery from Yorkshire: Unusual perennials grown at 900ft above sea level

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

John Cullen Gardens from Lincolnshire: Plants for the pollinators, scented plants and edible plants. National Collection of Achillea millefolium. 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

Morton Nurseries from Nottinghamshire: Unusual and hard to find perennials and shrubs NEW TO EVENT

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire: Hardy herbaceous perennials, flowering bulbs, half-hardy and tender plants

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire: Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Woodland Plants. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire: Perennials all grown in our bee and butterfly friendly garden

Stannard Plants from Nottinghamshire with a large range of garden plants NEW TO EVENT

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

Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. DE6 1ST

Website: www.stwater.co.uk/wonderful-water/our-visitor-sites/come-visit-us/carsington-water/

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