2020 Plant Fairs

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March 2020

Sun 8 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 14 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 15 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sat 21 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sun 22 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sat 28 Patchings Art Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 29 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

April 2020

Sat 4 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 5 Bramall Hall 10am-4pm

Good Fri 10 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

Sat 11 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 12 & 13 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

Sat 18 Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

Sun 19 Middleton Hall 9am-4pm

Sat 25 Sandwell Valley Park Farm 10am-4pm

Sun 26 Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 10am-5pm

May 2020

Sat/Sun 2 & 3 Weston Park 10am-5pm

Sat 9 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun 10 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 16 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 17 Norton Priory 10am-4pm

Sun 24 Pottertons Alpine Garden 9am-5pm

Mon 25 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 31 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

June 2020

Sat/Sun 6 & 7 Hodnet Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 14 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 28 Bramall Hall 10am-4pm

July 2020

Sun 5 Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 19 Middleton Hall 9am-4pm

Sat 25 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 26 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

August 2020

Sun 2 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun 9 Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm

Sun 16 Capesthorne Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 23 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Wed 26 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 30/31 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

September 2020

Sat 5 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 6 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 13 Weston Park 10am-4pm

Carsington Water

Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST

Saturday 14th March 2020

Monday 25th May 2020

Sunday 23th August 2020

Times: 10am - 4pm

Free Entry to fair and country park

Pay and Display Parking

Dogs welcome

We are back again for 3 wonderful plant fairs here at Carsington Water which must be one of the most scenic views from any of our fairs!

The fair is in front of the Carsington Water Visitor Centre - follow the brown signs from the main roads

Boasting a Country Park with plenty of space for family games and picnics, and also the recently refurbished visitor centre and a brand new children's play area, Carsington is a great place for a family day out. There is also a sailing club and trout fishery for those looking for an activity to get involved with. Dogs and barbeques are welcome in the Country Park.

There are 8 miles of paved walks from short strolls to long serious walks.

Click here for a map of the walks available

The reservoir was always conceived as a natural looking haven for wildlife and exciting space for water-based activities co-existing in harmony.

The restaurant serves a wide range of lunches and refreshments and has windows and a terrace that give panoramic views of the water and park.

A short YouTube video of Carsington Water: click here

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries coming in March:

Amorosa from Leicestershire: Up-cycled and recycled garden ornaments NEW TO EVENT

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire: Variegated and coloured foliage hardy plants

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire: shrubs, perennials, grasses, foliage plants, southern hemisphere plants

Jurassicplants Nurseries from Denbighshire: Starter plants of rare woody edibles and other hard to find trees and shrubs

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire: Unusual perennials particularly hardy geraniums

Orchard Furniture from Gloucestershire: High quality teak garden furniture

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire: Hardy herbaceous perennials - unusual varieties and cottage garden favourites, flowering bulbs, half-hardy and tender plants

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire: Herbaceous perennials with large ranges of helenium, phlox, geum, salvia and other wildlife-friendly flowers

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

Nurseries coming in May:

Alluring Plants from Shropshire: Nectar rich plants for bees and butterflies

Amorosa from Leicestershire: Up-cycled and recycled garden ornaments NEW TO EVENT

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire: Variegated and coloured foliage hardy plants

Edrom Nurseries from Berwickshire: Unusual alpine plants and plants for shade including bulbs and rhizomes RHS Gold medallists

Green End Farm Nursery from Yorkshire: Trilliums, epimediums, polygonatum, disporum, hosta etc.

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire: shrubs, perennials, grasses, foliage plants, southern hemisphere plants

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire: Unusual perennials particularly hardy geraniums

Lyneal Mill Nursery from Shropshire: Cottage garden specialising in Aquilegia and Dahlias

Mynd Hardy Plants from Shropshire: Herbaceous perennials specialising in Hemerocallis and Penstemon

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire: Herbaceous perennials with large ranges of helenium, phlox, geum, salvia and other wildlife-friendly flowers

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

Nurseries coming in Augus:

Amorosa from Leicestershire: Up-cycled and recycled garden ornaments NEW TO EVENT

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire: interesting and unusual perennials

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire: Variegated and coloured foliage hardy plants

CraftyPlants from Manchester: Tillandsia (airplants), bromeliads, tropical, sub-tropical, cacti and succulents

Edrom Nurseries from Berwickshire: Unusual alpine plants and plants for shade including bulbs and rhizomes RHS Gold medallists

Green End Farm Nursery from Yorkshire: Trilliums, epimediums, polygonatum, disporum, hosta etc.

Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire: shrubs, perennials, grasses, foliage plants, southern hemisphere plants

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire: Unusual perennials particularly hardy geraniums

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire: Hardy herbaceous perennials - unusual varieties and cottage garden favourites, flowering bulbs, half-hardy and tender plants

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire: herbaceous perennials and primulas

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire: Ferns, Roscoeas, and a wide range of shade-loving perennials

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire: Herbaceous perennials with large ranges of helenium, phlox, geum, salvia and other wildlife-friendly flowers

Carsington Water
Big Lane
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
DE6 1ST

There are brown signs to direct you from Ashbourne

Website: www.stwater.co.uk/wonderful-water/our-visitor-sites/come-visit-us/carsington-water/