2024 Upcoming Fairs

Events are pay on gate unless otherwise stated

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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 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 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


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


NEW 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


Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Near Malpas, Cheshire. SY14 8ET

Wednesday 31 July 2024

Times: 10am - 5pm

Admission: Garden and Plant Fair: £5.00 (special reduced price for this event)

Children 5-15 £2.50, Under 5s free

Parking: Free

Refreshments: The Cafe in the Gardens at Cholmondeley offers exceptional coffee and focuses on well-being. Many products are sourced locally, some organic and free range where possible. Picnics welcome.

The fair is on parkland grass and wheelchair accessible although uneven in places. Parking is adjacent to the fair.

Please see the venue website for garden accessibility details

Dogs on leads welcome in the fair and garden

We also have a spring plant fair here - see details

We are really thrilled to be able to return to Cholmondeley Castle in tranquil rural Cheshire for what promises to be this special date in plant lovers' diaries.

Following on from the success of last year's summer midweek fair - we are back on a Wednesday again.

The romantic castle - a product of the early 19th century - stands on a high rise above a lake. The castle is surrounded by sweeping lawns and a variety of mature trees, including cedars of Lebanon, oak, and chestnut.

"It was a lovely day....Great to have the fairs back. Beautiful setting too, azaleas, magnolias and blue bells were prolific" - Karen on Facebook

The gardens surrounding the castle provide a lovely mix of colour and height, with intriguing walks around the lake. There is a temple water garden, rose garden, a variety of mixed borders. Plantings are planned to provide colour at all times of the year.

In summer, visitors will be wowed by the newly replanted rose garden with over 350 roses and the new to 100 metre-long double herbaceous border.

There is a children's play area and picnic site.

Line-up for Wed 31 July Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

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

Alison Hayhurst Willow Willow basketry NEW

Arrowsmith Woodwork Garden swing seats, frame games and chopping boards

Artisan Plant Supports Hand made Plant Supports NEW

Bridge Farm Plants Interesting and unusual herbaceous perennials

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

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

Conquest Plants Nursery Variegated and coloured foliage hardy plants

Cotswold Garden Flowers Unusual hardy and tender perennials NEW

Dibleys The Houseplant Specialists: over 150 RHS Gold medals including 33 Chelsea Golds

DJA Plants Cactus, succulents, house and garden plants

Freckles & Flora Unusual hardy herbaceous perennials and choice annuals

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

Heartsease Plants Herbaceous perennials and bulbs, especially shade tolerant plants

Hooksgreen Herbs Flowering and foliage herbs. RHS Medalists

Ian and Teresa Moss Rare and unusual salvias from a collection of over 100 varieties

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

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

Kura Ilera Natural botanical soaps including a gardener’s soap and hand cream

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

Meadowmakers Wildflower and native tree plants and plugs

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 NEW

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

Primrose Bank Wide range of perennial plants. RHS Gold Medalists NEW

Prized Perennials Wide range of perennials

Rebecca Christian with her scientific illustrations made into beautiful products NEW

Rosemeade Nurseries Range of specialist trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants

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

Thomasson Farms Biobloom soil improver NEW

Tissington Nursery Quality and choice perennials. RHS Gold Medalists

Tom's Yard Quality Cretan and Italian Terracotta Pots NEW

Venue Details:

Cholmondeley Castle
Malpas
Cheshire

website: www.cholmondeleycastle.com

Directions:

Located off the A49 Whitchurch/Tarporley Road, between Warrington and Whitchurch. The entrance to the gardens is off the A49 at the Cholmondeley Arms Pub crossroads post code SY14 8ET.

(Railway stations at Chester, Crewe and Whitchurch)

 

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