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

Hodnet Hall Gardens

Market Drayton Shropshire TF9 3NN

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June 2022

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Times: 10am - 5pm

Entry to gardens including the plant fair: £5.00. Children free!

Season ticket holders get free entry!

Free Parking

Dogs on leads welcome

Now in its 12th year, this is always a spectacular plant fair at a truly not to be missed garden.

There are 63 acres of gardens with grand vistas, intimate, secluded areas, a walled kitchen garden, magnificent lakes; the glorious setting is almost beyond description!

There have been gardens at Hodnet since the 11th century when the Heber-Percy family constructed their first house in the parkland. Their serious development began in 1921 by the late Brigadier Heber-Percy and today, the 60+ acres are renowned as amongst the finest in the country. Forest trees provide a wonderful backdrop for formal gardens planted to give delight during every season, woodland walks amongst flowering shrubs and a daisy chain of ornamental pools.

Hodnet has been awarded National Collection Status for Cercidiphyllum. These wonderful trees color beautifully in autumn and give off a powerful aroma of toffee as the leaves fall, hence the common name of "burnt sugar trees".

Visitors can explore the gardens, meet top nurserymen and women and enjoy light refreshments in the picturesque restaurant. What more could you want on an early summer's day? 

Disabled visitors are very welcome : the fair is totally accessible and approximately 60 percent of the gardens are accessible to wheelchairs but please note the paths are mainly grass or gravel.

Restaurant open for lunches & teas.

Nurseries and Artisans confirmed are:

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

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.

Lovegroves from Gloucestershire: Shrubs and Trees, ferns and climbers NEW TO EVENT

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

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

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

Penmere Plants from Cheshire: Hardy and Species fuchsia

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

Roseland House from Cornwall: Climbing plants. National Collections of Clematis Viticella cultivars and Lapageria rosea Cultivars

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

Details:
Hodnet Hall Gardens
Hodnet
Market Drayton
Shropshire TF9 3NN

Website: www.hodnethallgardens.org

Hodnet Hall is in the village of Hodnet, near Market Drayton, 12 miles north-east of Shrewsbury. Approaching on the A5 road from North Wales, the A53 (Shrewsbury-Market Drayton) road and the A442 (Whitchurch-Wellington) roads, leaving the M6 at exits 12 and 15 or the M54 at exit 3.

Articles by and about Hodnet Hall Gardens:

Not Standing Still at Hodnet Hall (from our 2018 newsletter)

Keeping Us Even and Regular at Hodnet Hall (from our 2015 newsletter)

Preparing for the Future at Hodnet Hall (from our 2014 newsletter)

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