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UK Garden Shows and Events during 2015

Below is a list of forthcoming Garden Shows and Events in the UK and the Republic of Ireland during 2014.

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All dates and times are to the best of our knowledge correct at the time of compiling this page. Always check with organisers before attending.


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Sunday 22nd March 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters’ Fair at Dearnford Lake
Dearnford Lake,
Tilstock Road,
Whitchurch.
Shropshire
SY13 3JQ
Tel: 01948 258639.
Parking: Free.
Admission: FREE ENTRY to Plant Fair and lake side walks.

It is the first plant fair of the 2015 season and offers the opportunity to pop along and visit many specialist nurseries at no charge to get the gardening season off to a great start. Visitors will also have free entry to the picturesque, 50 acre site on the outskirts of Whitchurch, Shropshire with its abundance of wildlife. At Dearnford you can stroll around the lake or simply relax and enjoy the wildlife. Once you’ve worked up an appetite you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea in the lakeside café. The plant fair with a brilliant line up of nurseries will be held right next to the café and lake and runs from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.

Full details from www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Saturday 28th March 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters’ Fair at The National Memorial Arboretum
The National Memorial Arboretum,
Croxall Road,
Alrewas.
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
Tel: 01283 792333.
Parking: Pay & Display.
Admission: FREE ENTRY to Plant Fair and Arboretum.

FREE ENTRY to this popular plant fair featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. Simply something for every plant lover. Come for a great day out, find some lovely plants for your garden, get expert advice from the enthusiastic nurserymen, and take time to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, the trees, the memorials, and the parkland walks. Lunch, drinks, cakes and snacks available in the Arbour Restaurant. The Plant Fair runs from 10.00 a.m.to 4.30 p.m.

More details from www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk. or www.thenma.org.uk.
Saturday 4th April 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters’ Fair at Carsington Water
Carsington Water,
Big Lane,
Ashbourne.
Derbyshire
DE6 1ST
Tel: 01629 540696.
Parking: Pay & Display.
Admission: FREE ENTRY to Plant Fair and Country Park.

FREE ENTRY to this new Plant Hunters' Fair at Carsington Water, Derbyshire featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, herbs, rare species and old heritage varieties. Carsington Water is a superb free to enter venue rich in wildlife, scenery and activities for people of all ages. There are 8 miles of paved walks from short strolls to long serious walks. The restaurant serves a wide range of lunches and refreshments and enjoys panoramic views of the water and park. Come for a great day out, find some lovely plants for your garden,and get expert advice from the enthusiastic nurseryfolk. The plant fair runs from 10.00 a.m.to 4.30 p.m.

For details of nurseries attending see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Sunday 5th &
Monday 6th April 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters' Fair at The Dorothy Clive Garden
The Dorothy Clive Garden,
Willoughbridge,
Market Drayton.
Shropshire
TF9 4EU
Tel: 01630 647237.
Parking: FREE.
Admission: HALF PRICE entry to the Gardens and Plant Fair only £3.50.

This very popular plant fair boasts top class nurseries including RHS Medal Winners and National Collection Holders offering a tremendous variety of plants. The fair is set within the beautiful 12 acre Dorothy Clive Gardens which is 4 miles south of Bridgemere on the A51. This is a special fundraising event for the garden and the entrance fee for the day is only £3.50 for the fair & gardens which is half the normal entry price for the gardens. The Plant Fair runs on Easter Sunday and Monday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. both days.

For more details see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Saturday 11th April 2015
at 11.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters’ Fair at Bodenham Arboretum
Bodenham Arboretum,
Wolverley,
Kidderminster.
Worcestershire
DY11 5SY
Tel: 01562 852444.
Parking: FREE.
Admission: FREE ENTRY to the Plant Fair and Lakeside Restaurant.

FREE ENTRY to this popular Plant Fair featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, herbs , rare species and old heritage varieties. With expert advice from enthusiastic nursery men, simply something for every plant lover. Beautiful 156 acre arboretum with over 3000 types of trees and shrubs. Excellent lakeside restaurant. Plant fair runs from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Free entry to plant fair and restaurant. Entry to Arboretum optional at normal prices.

More details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Sunday 12th April 2015
at 11.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters' Fair at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens
Cholmondeley Castle Gardens,
Malpas.
Cheshire
SY14 8AH
Tel: 01829 720383.
Parking: FREE.
Admission: HALF PRICE entry to the Gardens and Plant Fair only £3.00.

Plant Fair at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens with a special half price entry on the day for the gardens and plant fair of just £3.00 for adults and £1.50 for children. Featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. Come for a great day out, find some lovely plants for your garden, get expert advice from the enthusiastic nurserymen, and take time to enjoy Cholmondeley Castles wonderful spring gardens. For children there is a play area and all the family will enjoy the breeds of farm animals, including llamas, alpacas, African pygmy goats, and varieties of sheep, pigs and the famous longhorn cattle. The pretty tea room will be open for light lunches, homemade teas and snacks. The plant fair runs from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

For details of nurseries attending see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Saturday 18th &
Sunday 19th April 2015
at 9.00 a.m.
Garden Festival
Leicester Tigers,
Welford Road Stadium.
Leicester.
LE2 7TR
Tel: 07725884164.
Parking: Local.
Admission: Adults £20.00.

Come and indulge yourself in some of the dazzling displays of plants and flowers. From new plants to big brands, take a look around the show and observe the latest inspirational ideas; seek expert advice and gain some invaluable gardening tips.
Saturday 18th April 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters' Fair at Middleton Hall
Middleton Hall,
Middleton,
Tamworth.
Staffordshire
SY14 8AH
Tel: 01827 283095.
Parking: Gardens, Hall and Plant Fair all for just £2.00 per car.
Admission: Gardens, Hall and Plant Fair all for just £2.00 per car.

Our new plant fair at this Staffordshire gem is sure to be popular. With entrance to the Gardens, Hall and Plant Fair all for just £2.00 per car, we know you'll be bringing your friends and family to make a day of it. Nurseries include Bob Brown's Cotswold Garden Flowers, Potterton's Alpines, Packhorse Farm Nursery, Roseland House Nursery, Hall Farm Nursery, Green's Leaves, Lyneal Mill Wild Flowers, Tissington Nursery, Special Perennials, Shady Plants, Penmere Plants, Artisan Plants, Bridge Farm Plants, Architectural Impact, North Staffs Hostas, Fairfield Bygones, Stuido 8 Pottery and Orchard Furniture. The Plant Fair runs from 10.00 a.m.to 5.00 p.m.

Full details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Sunday 19th April 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters’ Fair at Consall Hall Garden
Consall Hall Garden,
Consall,
Wetley Rocks.
Staffordshire
ST9 0AG
Tel: 01270 811443.
Parking: FREE.
Admission: Entry to 70 acre Gardens and Plant Fair ONLY £2.00.

Visitors can enjoy these spectacular 70 acre gardens that are rarely open to the public and plant fair for the SPECIAL EVENT PRICE of just £2.00, which must be one of the best value days out around. The plant fair has top specialist nurseries with a really great mix of plants and specialities to delight plant lovers of every level of experience. Large tearoom serving teas and light lunches. The plant fairs runs from 10.00 a.m.to 5.00 p.m.

More details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Saturday 25th April 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters’ Fair at Sugnall Walled Garden
Sugnall Walled Garden
Sugnall,
Eccleshall.
Staffordshire
ST21 6NF
Tel: 01785 850820.
Parking: FREE.
Admission: ONLY £1.00 for Plant Fair, Garden Entry and Bluebell Woods.

Specialist Plant Fair with GREAT VALUE ENTRY PRICE of only £1.00 for the plant fair & entry to the 2 acre walled kitchen garden. Featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees,herbs, rare species and old heritage varieties. The Walled Kitchen Garden at Sugnall Hall, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, dates from 1738 and has been restored as a working kitchen garden, producing fruit and vegetables to serve in the tearoom and for home made jams and chutneys on sale at the garden. For those of you who have caught the "grow your own" bug the garden will be an inspiration. Visitors can explore the walled garden and can also roam the fragrant bluebell woods. Also available guided tours (separate charge). The tearoom will be serving home-made fare including teas and cake. The plant fair runs from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

More details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Sunday 3rd &
Monday 4th May 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters' Fair at Weston Park
Weston Park
Weston-under-Lizard,
Nr Shifnal.
Shropshire
TF11 8LE
Tel: 01952 850430.
Parking: FREE.
Admission: Gardens and Plant Fair with special low price entry of ONLY £3.00.

This Plant Hunters' Fair has a SPECIAL LOW PRICE entry of just £3.00 (per person) for the fair, gardens and parkland. Plants will be at the heart of the event and we have a brilliant line up of nurseries and artisans with something, new, different and unusual for every plant lover. The nursery folk will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their experience in planting and caring for the plants you buy so you can get the best from them.

Weston Park is an award winning stately home set in 1000 acres of "Capability" Brown parkland much of it wooded and planted with spring bulbs, bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons. Next to the house there is an Italian Parterre and formal gardens. The plant fair runs from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. both days. Enjoy light refreshments in the Stables Coffee Bar or visit the Granary Bar, Grill and Restaurant.

Full details of nurseries attending at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Saturday 9th May 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters' Fair at Donington Le Heath Manor House
Donington Le Heath Manor House,
Manor Road,
Donington Le Heath,
Coalville.
Leicestershire
LE67 2FW
Tel: 01530 831259.
Parking: FREE.
Admission: Entry to Gardens, Manor House and Plant Fair only £1.00.

Great new Plant Hunters' Fair which is a Special Fund Raising Event for the Friends of Donington le Heath Manor, with £1.00 entry for the Plant Fair, Gardens and Manor House. The plant fair features highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, alpines, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. The nursery folk will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their experience in planting and caring for the plants you buy, so you can get the best from them. The Medieval Manor House dating back to 1280, has a fascinating history and was owned by one of the Gunpowder Plotters! The gardens, re-created in a 17th century style, include flower and herb gardens, an ornamental maze and an orchard. Garden guided tours available at an extra charge. The Old Barn Tea Room will be open and serving home baked cakes and light lunches. The plant fair runs from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Full details from www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Sunday 10th May 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters’ Fair at Adlington Hall
Adlington Hall,
Mill Lane,
Macclesfield.
Cheshire
SK10 4LF
Tel: 01625 827 595.
Parking: FREE.
Admission: HALF PRICE entry to gardens and plant fair only £3.00.

Great value day out with HALF PRICE entry to the gardens and plant fair of just £3.00. The plant fair will feature top quality nurseries specialising in a varied range of plants with something for every plant lover. Nurseries attending include Bob Brown's, Cotswold Garden Flowers renowned specialist nursery, Pottertons Alpine Nursery specialist grower of Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Woodland plants, Packhorse Farm Nursery with a great range of Acers and other ornamental trees and shrubs, Special Perennials holders of two National Plant Collections, Chelsea Gold winners Hall Farm Nursery, Greensleaves Nursery, Mayfields Plants, Lyneal Mill's Wildflowers, Shady Plants, Conquest Plant Nursery, Stoneyford Cottage Nursery, The Gobbert Nursery, Tissington Nursery, Studio 8 Pottery, Orchard Furniture. Traditional teas and fresh home made cakes available. Historic gardens and parkland with free garden tours available. The plant fair runs from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Full details from www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Saturday 23rd May 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters’ Fair at The National Memorial Arboretum
The National Memorial Arboretum,
Croxall Road,
Alrewas.
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
Tel: 01283 792333.
Parking: Pay & Display.
Admission: FREE ENTRY to Plant Fair and lake side walks.

FREE ENTRY to this popular plant fair featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. Simply something for every plant lover. Come for a great day out, find some lovely plants for your garden, get expert advice from the enthusiastic nurserymen, and take time to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, the trees, the memorials, and the parkland walks. Lunch, drinks, cakes and snacks available in the Arbour Restaurant. The Plant Fair runs from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Free Entry to the Arboretum and plant fair.

More details from www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk. or www.thenma.org.uk.
Sunday 5th July 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters’ Fair at Sugnall Walled Garden
Sugnall Walled Garden
Sugnall,
Eccleshall.
Staffordshire
ST21 6NF
Tel: 01785 850820.
Parking: FREE.
Admission: ONLY £1.00 for Plant Fair, Garden Entry and Bluebell Woods.

Specialist Plant Fair with GREAT VALUE ENTRY PRICE of only £1.00 for the plant fair and entry to the 2 acre walled kitchen garden. Featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees,herbs, rare species and old heritage varieties. The Walled Kitchen Garden at Sugnall Hall, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, dates from 1738 and has been restored as a working kitchen garden, producing fruit and vegetables to serve in the tearoom and for home made jams and chutneys on sale at the garden. For those of you who have caught the "grow your own" bug the garden will be an inspiration. Visitors can explore the walled garden and can also roam the fragrant bluebell woods. Also available guided tours (separate charge). The tearoom will be serving home-made fare including teas and cake. The plant fair runs from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

More details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Saturday 1st August 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters’ Fair at The National Memorial Arboretum
The National Memorial Arboretum,
Croxall Road,
Alrewas.
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
Tel: 01283 792333.
Parking: Pay & Display.
Admission: FREE ENTRY to Plant Fair and lake side walks.

FREE ENTRY to this popular plant fair featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. Simply something for every plant lover. Come for a great day out, find some lovely plants for your garden, get expert advice from the enthusiastic nurserymen, and take time to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, the trees, the memorials, and the parkland walks. Lunch, drinks, cakes and snacks available in the Arbour Restaurant. The Plant Fair runs from 10.00 a.m.to 4.30 p.m. Free Entry to the Arboretum and plant fair.

More details from www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk. or www.thenma.org.uk.
Sunday 30th &
Monday 31st August 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters' Fair at The Dorothy Clive Garden
The Dorothy Clive Garden,
Willoughbridge,
Market Drayton.
Shropshire
TF9 4EU
Tel: 01630 647237.
Parking: FREE.
Admission: HALF PRICE entry to the Gardens and Plant Fair only £3.50.

One of the best loved garden events in the area with a winning line up of the best nurseries around, a most charming and beautiful garden and a truly relaxing and inviting atmosphere. The 12 acre Dorothy Clive Garden features a superb woodland garden, alpine scree, gravel garden, a damp garden, with stunning and colourful late summer flower borders. Explore the gardens, sit and relax in the many seating areas, and enjoy the tearoom's home baking on the terrace lawn, whilst enjoying the lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

Great nurseries with a really great mix of plants and specialities to delight plant lovers of every level of experience. The garden offers a great special event price on these days of just £3.50 for garden and plant fair entry (Half the normal garden entry price). The plant fair runs on August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. both days.

For details of nurseries attending see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Saturday 5th September 2015
at 11.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters’ Fair at Bodenham Arboretum
Bodenham Arboretum,
Wolverley,
Kidderminster.
Worcestershire
DY11 5SY
Tel: 01562 852444.
Parking: FREE.
Admission: FREE ENTRY to the Plant Fair and Lakeside Restaurant.

FREE ENTRY to this popular Plant Fair featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, herbs , rare species and old heritage varieties. With expert advice from enthusiastic nursery men, simply something for every plant lover. Beautiful 156 acre arboretum with over 3000 types of trees and shrubs. Excellent lakeside restaurant. Plant fair runs from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Free entry to plant fair and restaurant. Entry to Arboretum optional at normal prices.

More details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Sunday 13th September 2015
at 10.00 a.m.
Plant Hunters' Fair at Weston Park
Weston Park,
Weston-under-Lizard,
Nr Shifnal.
Shropshire
TF11 8LE
Tel: 01952 850430.
Parking: FREE.
Admission: Gardens and Plant Fair with special low price entry of only £2.50.

New for 2015 we have added an Autumn plant fair to our calendar at Weston Park. If your garden is looking a little tired after summer then this is a great opportunity to find some late blooming plants to cheer it up. Autumn is also the perfect time to plant ready for next year’s bloom. The soil is still warm and plants have plenty of time to establish and make themselves at home before winter. The nursery folk will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their experience in planting and caring for the plants you buy so you can get the best from them. With entry just at £2.50 for the Gardens and Plant Fair it is a great chance to enjoy the changing season at Weston and visit our last fair of the 2015 season. Enjoy light refreshments in the Stables Coffee Bar or visit the Granary Bar, Grill and Restaurant. The plant fair runs from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Details of nurseries attending at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.

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