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

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Near Malpas, Cheshire. SY14 8HN

Sunday 24 April 2022

Wednesday 13 July 2022

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Times: 10am - 4pm

For this special event only, entry to gardens, nature trails and plant fair: £4.50 Children £2.00, Under 5s 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 promises to be two special dates in plant lovers' diaries.

We have two wonderful fairs this year, one in spring and one in high summer that showcase two very different views of the gardens.

For the first time we are holding our July fair on a midweek day - Wednesday 13 July.

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 24 April:

Birchills Sculptures from West Midlands: Stainless Steel Garden Sculptures NEW TO EVENT

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.

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

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

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.

Hooksgreen Herbs from Staffordshire: Culinary, Medicinal and Aromatic Herb Plants and Seeds. RHS Gold medallists. NEW TO EVENT

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 Dahlias

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

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

Stonyford Cottage Nursery from Cheshire: Wide range of plants

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

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

Nurseries and Artisans confirmed for 13 July:

Birchills Sculptures from West Midlands: Stainless Steel Garden Sculptures NEW TO EVENT

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

Hooksgreen Herbs from Staffordshire: Culinary, Medicinal and Aromatic Herb Plants and Seeds. RHS Gold medallists. NEW TO EVENT

Jurassicplants Nurseries from Denbighshire: Starter plants of rare woody edibles and other hard to find trees and shrubs

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

Meadow View Plants from Lancashire: Wide range of perennials

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

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

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)

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