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


Whittington Castle

Near Oswestry SY11 4DF

Good Friday 29 March 2024

Times: 10am - 4pm

Admission: Plant Fair and Castle: Free Enty

Parking: Normal on-site parking charges (currently £2.00) applies. This will be collected on entry.

Refreshments: The Kitchen@TheCastle will be open serving excellent coffee and Castle-baked cakes. Ingredients are sourced locally wherever possible.

The fair is wheelchair accessible.The majority of the Castle is wheelchair friendly, apart from the viewing mound.

Dogs on leads welcome in the fair and grounds

We also have a summer plant fair here - see details

The strikingly picturesque and romantic ruins are steeped in much history, tales of bitter border warfare, romance and legend.

It is believed to be the first Castle in the UK owned and run by a local community. All the car parking charges from these events go to keeping the castle and it's grounds open to the public.

Whittington is a small rural community in Shropshire close to the market town of Oswestry. The castle sits in the centre of this lovely village set in about 12 acres of grounds and is the remains of a Norman home.

Line-up for Fri 29 March Whittington Castle

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

Bridge Farm Plants Interesting and unusual herbaceous perennials

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

Conquest Plants Nursery Variegated and coloured foliage hardy plants

DJA Plants Cactus, succulents, house and garden plants NEW

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

Heartsease Plants Herbaceous perennials and bulbs, especially shade tolerant plants

Hillview Hardy Plants Perennials and auriculas. National Collection Holders, RHS Gold Medalists NEW

John Cullen Gardens Herbs, National Collection of Achillea, RHS Medalists

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

Lovegroves Shrubs and Trees, mainly rare and unusual, also ferns and climbers NEW

Lyneal Mill Nursery Cottage garden specialising in Geum, Aquilegia and Primulas

Ox Eye Daisy Country style plants and quirky garden gifts

Penmere Plants Hardy, half-hardy and species Fuchsia.

Peter the Bee and Friends Insect friendly, native wildflowers

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

SpecialPerennials Perennials for a nature friendly garden.

The Gobbett Nursery Shrubs, perennials inc Iris, Cornus, Syringa in season. RHS Medalists

Whittington Castle
Castle Street
Whittington
Shropshire
SY11 4DF

website: whittingtoncastle.co.uk 

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