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Past Events in 2016
Sunday 8th May 2016
Times: 10.30am - 4pm
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"
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
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.