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May 2016

Sat 28 National Memorial Arboretum (10am)

Mon 30 Carsington Water (10am)

June 2016

Sat/Sun 4 & 5 Hodnet Hall (10am)

Sat 11 Arley Arboretum (11am)

Sun 19 Southwell Minster Gardens (11am)

Sun 26 Whittington Castle (10am)

July 2016

Sun 3 Sugnall Walled Garden (10am)

Sat/Sun 16 & 17 Henbury Hall (10am)

Sat. 30 Battlefield 1403 (9:30am)

Sun 31 Carsington Water (10am)

August 2016

Sat 6 National Memorial Arboretum (10am)

Sun 7 Donington Le Heath Manor (10am)

Sun 21 August Abbeywood Gardens (10am)

Sun/Mon 28/29 Dorothy Clive Garden (10am)

September 2016

Sat 3 Bodenham Arboretum (11am)

Sun 4 Ness Botanic Gardens (10am)

Sun 11 Weston Park (10am)

Past Events in 2016

Sun 20 Dearnford Lake

Sat. 26 Battlefield 1403

Sun/Mon 27 & 28 Dorothy Clive Garden

Sat 2 National Memorial Arboretum

Sun 3 Ness Botanic Gardens

Sat 9 Carsington Water

Sun 10 Cholmondeley Castle

Sat 16 Bodenham Arboretum

Sun 17 Consall Gardens

Sat 23 Sugnall Walled Garden

Sun 24 Norton Priory

May 2016

Sun/Mon 1 & 2 Weston Park

Sat 7 Donington Le Heath Manor

Sun 8 Adlington Hall

Sun 15 British Ironwork Centre

Sun 22 Middleton Hall

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Adlington Hall

Sunday 8th May 2016

Times: 10.30am - 4pm

Please note 10:30am start time

Fair and gardens: £3.00

Back again for our 8th year at this grand venue in the heart of Cheshire and the plant fair will be held beside the house as usual and as visitors have come to expect, will feature top quality nurseries each with their own unique specialties.

"Cheshire's best Plant Fair"

Click for a photo album from the 2015 event here

Home of the Legh family since 1315, Adlington Hall is one of the oldest and most historic Cheshire houses. The 2,000 acre Estate contains parkland landscaped in the 18th century in the style of 'Capability Brown' complete with ha-ha. The Lime Avenue dating from 1688 is one of the oldest surviving in Britain and leads to a woodland Wilderness with winding paths, temples, bridges and follies in a rococo manner. A path through the laburnum Arcade leads into the formal Rose Garden, then on to the Maze created in English Yew. The Father Tiber water Garden provides a peaceful haven with its ponds, fountains and water cascade and the newly created parterre provides a colourful addition to the east wing. Other features include a large herbaceous border, rockeries, specimen trees, azaleas and rhododendrons.

The fair and garden are open from 10.30am to 4pm. Entry includes both and is at the special low price of £3.00 (normally £6.00 for the garden).

There will be free guided tours of the garden by the Head Gardener, Anthony O'Grady throughout the day.

A short Youtube video of the gardens from the air: Click here

Traditional teas and fresh homemade cakes available.

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome.

Nurseries confirmed for 8 May 2016 are:

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in coloured foliage

Cotswold Garden Flowers Bob Brown's well known nursery from Worcestershire specialising in rare plants of all kinds. National Collection of Sambucus.

Edrom Nursery from Berwickshire specialising in woodland plants for shade and unusual alpines RHS Gold medalists including Chelsea Gold.

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire specialising in Australasian &  coloured leaf shrubs

Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire specialising in perennials and alpines. RHS Gold Medalists (inc. Chelsea Gold)

Jurassicplants Nurseries from Denbighshire specialising in unusual seed-raised trees, shrubs and climbers NEW FOR 2016

Lyneal Mill Nursery from Shropshire specialising in wildflowers, digitalis and aquilegia

Mayfields Plants from Cheshire specialising in cottage flowers

Packhorse Farm Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in Acers and other ornamental trees and shrubs. RHS Gold Medalist

Penmere Plants from Cheshire specialising in Fuchsias & foliage plants

Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire specialising in alpines, dwarf bulbs and woodland plants. RHS Gold Medalists (inc. Chelsea Gold).

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire specialising in plants for shade

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials. National Collections of Helenium and Centaurea

Stonyford Cottage Nursery from Cheshire with a wide range of plants esp. sempervivum

Studio 8 Pottery from Staffordshire with hand-thrown garden and kitchen Terracotta and Stonewares

The Gobbett from Worcestershire specialising in Syringa (Lilac), flowering dogwoods and beardless Iris

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in perennials

Adlington Hall, 
Mill Lane,
Macclesfield,
Cheshire
SK10 4LF

Tel: 01625 827 595
Email: enquiries@adlingtonhall.com
website: www.adlingtonhall.com

Directions:

From Stockport (Distance 7.5 miles approx.) Follow the A6 to Hazel Grove, then take the A523 (towards Macclesfield) and continue to Poynton. Pass the Adlington Travel Lodge/Little Chef and at the crossroads with traffic lights (Legh Arms public house) turn right into Mill Lane, following it for approx. 500 yards. The entrance to Adlington Hall and the Hunting Lodge is on the left.

From Macclesfield (Distance 5.75 miles approx.) Head for the A523 (Stockport Road) towards Manchester and carry straight over all the roundabouts. Pass the Butley Ash public house on your left. At the traffic lights go straight on, still following the A523 for approx. 2 miles. At the next set of lights (Legh Arms public house) turn left into Mill Lane, following it for approx. 500 yards. The entrance to Adlington Hall and the Hunting Lodge is on the left.

From M60 junction 3 (Distance 8.5 miles approx.) Leave the motorway at junction 3 signposted A34 Manchester Airport/Congleton. This merges with the A34 Kingsway. Go straight through the traffic lights, following the A34 Congleton route. Continue until you have reached a roundabout signposted Dean Row/ Styal/ Woodford/ Poynton. Take the 4th exit for Dean Row. Go straight through the traffic lights and over the roundabout. At the next roundabout turn left, passing the Shell garage on your right and the Unicorn public house. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit on the left, B5358 Macclesfield. This is Lees Lane. Continue for about 1.5 miles, passing Parkers Garden Centre and Jacksons Ford Car dealership. Approx. half a mile after the Ford dealer turn left at the junction marked Adlington Hall. This is Mill Lane and after about 1 mile turn right into Adlington Hall and The Hunting Lodge.

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