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2020 Plant Fairs are UNDER REVIEW

We hope to schedule some fairs later in the season if possible - please check back regularly

July 2020

Sun 5 Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 10am-5pm CANCELLED

Sun 19 Middleton Hall 9am-4pm CANCELLED

Sat 25 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm CANCELLED

Sun 26 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm Under review

August 2020

Sun 2 1620s House 10am-4pm CANCELLED

Sun 9 Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm Under review

Sun 16 Capesthorne Hall 10am-5pm Under review

Sun 23 Carsington Water 10am-4pm CANCELLED

Wed 26 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-4pm Under review

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

September 2020

Sat 5 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm Under review

Sun 6 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm Under review

Sun 13 Weston Park 10am-4pm Under review

Carsington Water

Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST

Saturday 14th March 2020

CANCELLED Monday 25th May 2020CANCELLED

CANCELLED Sunday 23th August 2020 CANCELLED

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

Tap or click here for a printable event posters

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

Chris Timmins Plants from West Midlands: Alpines

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. RHS medallists

Plus information stands from:

The Woodland Trust

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/

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Event details may change - please check here or with venues before travelling. Late changes will be advised here and on Facebook and twitter as soon as possible.