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

Whittington Castle

Near Oswestry SY11 4DF

Good Friday 15 April 2022

Sunday 3 July 2022

Please check event status before travelling

Times: 10am- 4pm

Entry: £2.00 per car

PAY ON GATE - advance tickets not required

Dogs on leads welcome

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.

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries and Artisans coming on Good Friday:

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

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 Dahlias

Meadow View Plants from Lancashire: Wide range of perennials

Penmere Plants from Cheshire: Hardy and Species fuchsia

Peter the Bee and Friends from Worcestershire: Insect friendly native wildflowers

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 Cottage Herbery from Worcestershire: Herbs, Unusual Edibles, Aromatics & Scented Foliage Plants. RHS Gold medallists

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

Nurseries and Artisans coming on 3 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.

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.

Heartsease Plants from West Wales: Herbaceous perennials and bulbs, especially shade tolerant plants

Meadow View Plants from Lancashire: Wide range of perennials

Penmere Plants from Cheshire: Hardy and Species fuchsia

Peter the Bee and Friends from Worcestershire: Insect friendly native wildflowers

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

Whittington Castle
Castle Street
Whittington
Shropshire
SY11 4DF

website: www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk 

Directions:

By Car Whittington Castle is situated in the centre of Whittington village. 2 miles east of Oswestry. It is just 20 minutes from Shrewsbury (A5), and 35 minutes from Chester (A483). When approaching Oswestry stay on the A483 or A5 and do not turn for Oswestry Town. Take the A495 signposted for Ellesmere off the Oswestry bypass and continue into Whittington over the railway level crossing. At the T-junction turn left staying on the A495. The castle is on your left and the car park entrance is just opposite the church on your left.

By Rail: Nearest Railway Station is Gobowen on the Chester to Birmingham line. 2 miles from Whittington.

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