2021 Plant Fairs

All events are subject to prevailing Covid-19 restrictions. Please follow us for latest updates. Please check event status before travelling.

Sun 1 August 1620s House Donington Le Heath, Leics Buy Tickets

Sun 8 August Southwell Minster, Notts Pay on gate

Sun 15 August Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire Buy Tickets

Sat 21 August Middleton Hall, Warks Buy Tickets

Sun - Mon 29 - 30 August Dorothy Clive Garden, Staffs Buy Tickets

Sat 4 September Bodenham Arboretum, Worcs Buy Tickets

Sun 5 September Ness Botanic Gardens, Wirral Pay on Gate

Sun 12 September Weston Park, Shrops Tickets coming soon

Past events

Sat 17 April Arley Hall & Gardens, Cheshire

Sun 18 April Sugnall Walled Garden, Staffs

Sun 25 April Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire

Sun - Mon 2 - 3 May Weston Park, Shrops

Sat 8 May Middleton Hall, Warks

Sun 9 May Adlington Hall, Cheshire

Sat 15 May Bodenham Arboretum, Worcs

Sun 16 May Norton Priory, Cheshire

Fri - Sat 21 - 22 May Dorothy Clive Garden, Staffs

Sun 23 May 1620s House Donington Le Heath, Leics

Sun 6 June Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire

Sat - Sun 12 - 13 June Hodnet Hall, Shrops

Sat 26 June Thoresby Park, Notts

Sun 27 June Middleton Hall, Warks

Sun 4 July Whittington Castle, Shrops

Sun 18 July Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Near Malpas, Cheshire. SY14 8HN

Sunday 25th April 2021

Sunday 18th July 2021

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Times: 10am - 5pm

For this special event only, entry to gardens, nature trails and plant fair: £4.00 (less than half std price) Children £2.00, Under 5's free

Free Parking

Dogs on leads welcome

Disabled Access: Please the venue website for details

We are really thrilled to be able to return to Cholmondeley Castle in tranquil rural Cheshire for what deserves to be a firm date in all plant lovers' diaries. Plus we are holding our very successful summer plant fair here 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.

Tea rooms open for coffee, light lunches, home made teas, ice creams and snacks

Short YouTube video of the gardens from the air: click here

Click or tap the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries and Artisans confirmed for Sunday 25 April:

Brighter Blooms from Lancayshire: Summer flowering bulbs and Tomato Plants.

ChickenStreet from Shropshire: perennial grasses, native species, and easy care herbaceous perennials

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

Cooper and Jones from Shropshire: Hand crafted iron garden plant supports

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

Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire: garden plants, perennials, woodland plants, herbs and many other plants which are not widely available. RHS Gold medallists. RHS Partnership Nursery.

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 plants specialising in Aquilegia and Primulas

Mayfields Plants from Cheshire: bee and butterfly-friendly cottage garden perennials

Meadow View Plants from Lancashire: Wide range of perennials

Orchard Furniture from Gloucestershire: High quality teak garden furniture

Packhorse Farm Nursery from Derbyshire: Acers, trees and shrubs RHS Gold medallist

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

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

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

Twirly Whirly Bird from Cheshire: Garden ornaments that spin in the wind

Nurseries and Artisans confirmed for Sunday 18 July:

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

DJA Plants from Cheshire: Cacti, succulents, house and garden plants

Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire: garden plants, perennials, woodland plants, herbs and many other plants which are not widely available. RHS Gold medallists. RHS Partnership Nursery.

Mayfields Plants from Cheshire: bee and butterfly-friendly cottage garden perennials

Meadow View Plants from Lancashire: Wide range of perennials

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

Ox Eye Daisy from Cheshire: Country style plants and quirky garden gifts

Packhorse Farm Nursery from Derbyshire: Acers, trees and shrubs RHS Gold medallist

Penmere Plants from Cheshire: Hardy and Species fuchsia

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

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

Twirly Whirly Bird from Cheshire: Garden ornaments that spin in the wind

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 8HN.

(Railway stations at Chester, Crewe and Whitchurch)

Articles by and about Cholmondeley Castle Gardens:

The Lady Lavinia Walk (from our 2018 newsletter)

Revolution or Evolution? (from our 2017 newsletter)

Buried Treasure (from our 2016 newsletter)

Thinking Ahead (from our 2015 newsletter)

Time to Polish the Silver (from our 2014 newsletter)

All images and text © Plant Hunters Fairs 2008-2021.