2018 Plant Fairs

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March 2018

Sat 17 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 18 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 24 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 25 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Good Fri 30 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

Sat 31 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

April 2018

Sun/Mon 1 / 2 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

Sat 7 Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

Sun 8 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 14 Sandwell Valley Park 10am-4pm NEW VENUE

Sun 15 Consall Gardens 10am-5pm

Sat 21 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 22 Bramall Hall 11am-4pm

Sat 28 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sun 29 Cholmondeley Castle 10am-5pm

May 2018

Sat 5 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 6 & 7 Weston Park 10am-5pm

Sat 12 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 13 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 19 Arley Arboretum 10am-5pm

Sun 20 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 27 Pottertons Alpine Garden 9am-5pm

Mon 28 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

June 2018

Sat/Sun 2 & 3 Hodnet Hall 10am-5pm

Sat 9 Bosworth Battlefield 10am-4pm

Sun 10 Norton Priory 10am-4pm

Sun 24 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sat 30 / Sun 1 July Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

July 2018

Sat 30 Jun / Sun 1 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 8 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 22 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 28 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 29 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

August 2018

Sun 5 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sat 11 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 12 Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm

Sun/Mon 26/27 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

September 2018

Sat 1 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 2 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 9 Weston Park 10am-4pm

Sun 16 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 23 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

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Battlefield 1403

Saturday 21st April 2018

Times: 9:30am - 4pm

Free entry

Free parking

This exciting venue is a something quite different for Plant Hunters' Fair. Battlefield 1403 has a lot to offer our plant fair visitors!

Today Battlefield 1403 is a bustling farm shop, butchery, deli, cafe and exhibition, but over 600 years ago this was the site of one the bloodiest battles fought on British soil. After visiting the plant fair and shop at Battlefield 1403, take a walk around the boundary of the 100-hectare battlefield. The Battle of Shrewsbury was fought between King Henry IV and a rebellious faction led by the Percy family in 1403. The significance of the battle lies not just in its political ramifications as precursor to the Wars of the Roses but also in the fact that it was the first time that the English longbow was used on both sides.  Battlefield Church is said to have been erected over the site of the mass burial pit dug immediately after the battle. Now looked after by The Churches Conservation Trust, it provides an opportunity for quiet reflection.

The Battle of Shrewsbury exhibition explains the facts as we know them and introduces additional fun facts for children. Exhibits on display include a full armoured "Sir Nicholas", various weaponry, a longbow archer and other medieval artifacts.

What makes the farm shop, deli and Sparrow's Cafe so special is the celebration of low food miles, only buying British and that means no lemons or grapes in sight, fresh seasonal products with full traceability. The cafe cooks fresh daily with local ingredients, serving loyal visitors that return time and time again. The staff are passionate and that shines through from advice given from the team of butchers, to the staff in the farm shop being able to tell you where the vegetables were grown. The cafe cooks up a storm daily using local produce sourced from the estate and local producers.

 

Nurseries attedning 21 April 2018: (more to be announced)

Alluring Plants from Shropshire specialising in plants for bees & butterflies

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

ChickenStreet from Shropshire with a wide selection of chicken-proof plants for the garden

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in coloured foliage

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

Orchard Furniture from Gloucestershire with a great range of teak garden furniture

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

The Cottage Herbery from Worcestershire specialising in organic herbs. RHS Gold medallists

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

Upper Battlefield, Shrewsbury SY4 3DB

Located just off the A49 at Hall's roundabout just north of Shrewsbury

Telephone 01939 210 905
Email: info@battlefield1403.com
website: www.battlefield1403.com

There is free car parking.

Dogs on leads welcome in the plant fair