Please check start times as they vary. Click the event to see full details:

March 2017

Sat 18 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 19 Dearnford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 25 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 26 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

April 2017

Sat 1 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 2 Bramall Hall 11am-4pm

Sat 8 Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm NEW VENUE

Sun 9 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Fri 14 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

Sat 15 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 16 & 17 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

Sat 22 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sun 23 Consall Gardens 10am-5pm

Sat 29 Norton Priory 10am-4pm NEW DAY

Sun 30 / Mon 1 May Weston Park 10am-5pm

May 2017

Sun 30 Apr / Mon 1 Weston Park 10am-5pm

Sat 6 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun 7 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 13 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 14 British Ironwork Centre 10am-5pm

Sun 21 Cholmondeley Castle 10am-5pm

Sun 28 Pottertons Alpine Garden 10am-4pm

Mon 29 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

June 2017

Sat/Sun 3 & 4 Hodnet Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 11 Arley Arboretum 10am-5pm

Sat 24 Bosworth Battlefield 10am-4pm NEW VENUE

Sun 25 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

July 2017

Sat/Sun 1 & 2 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm NEW DATE

Sat. 8 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 9 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm NEW DATE

Sun 23 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm EXTRA DATE

Sat 29 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 30 British Ironwork Centre 10am-5pm

August 2017

Sun 6 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sat 12 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 13 Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm NEW DATE

Sun/Mon 27/28 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

September 2017

Sat 2 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 3 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 10 Weston Park 10am-4pm

Sun 17 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm EXTRA DATE

Sun 24 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm EXTRA DATE

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Carsington Water

Saturday 25th March 2017

Monday 29th May 2017

Saturday 12th August 2017

Times: 10am - 4pm

Free Entry to Fair

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 held next to 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.

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.

Free Entry to Fair, Restaurant and Country Park 

Dogs are welcome

Pay and Display parking.

A short YouTube video of Carsington Water: click here

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries confirmed for 25 March 2017:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

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.

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

Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire specialising in perennials and alpines. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.

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

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire specialising in hardy geraniums

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

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

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire specialising in herbaceous perennials

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire specialising in perennials and primulas

Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire specialising in alpines, dwarf bulbs and woodland plants. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire specialising in plants for shade

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

Studio8 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

Nurseries confirmed for Bank Holiday Monday 29 May 2017 are:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

Chris Cooke Plants from Gloucestershire specialising in rare and less common hardy and half-hardy bulbous, herbaceous and shrubs RHS Gold medallist.

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in coloured foliage

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

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

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire specialising in hardy geraniums

Lyneal Mill Nursery from Shropshire specialising in Aquilegia, Wildflowers, Aster, Agastache, Campanula, Digitalis

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

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire specialising in herbaceous perennials

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire specialising in perennials and primulas

Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire specialising in alpines, dwarf bulbs and woodland plants. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire specialising in plants for shade

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

Studio8 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

Trevor Edwards from Nottinghamshire specialising in perennials

Nurseries confirmed for 12 August 2017 are:

Ashdale Nursery from Nottinghamshire with a wide range of herbaceous, shrubs and alpines

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

Chris Cooke Plants from Gloucestershire specialising in rare and less common hardy and half-hardy bulbous, herbaceous and shrubs RHS Gold medallist.

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in coloured foliage

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

Linda Scott Plants from Nottinghamshire specialising in hardy geraniums

Lyneal Mill Nursery from Shropshire specialising in Aquilegia, Wildflowers, Aster, Agastache, Campanula, Digitalis

North Staffs Hostas from Staffordshire specialising in Hostas, ferns; hemerocallis, carex grasses and ivy

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

Philip Tivey & Son from Leicestershire with Alstroemerias RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.

Piecemeal Plants from Leicestershire specialising in herbaceous perennials

Plantazia Lincoln from Lincolnshire specialising in perennials and primulas

ShadyPlants.com from Gloucestershire specialising in plants for shade

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

Studio8 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

Carsington Water
Big Lane
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
DE6 1ST

There are brown signs to direct you from Ashbourne

Phone: 01629 540696

email: carsingtonwater@severntrent.co.uk

Website: www.stwater.co.uk/carsington-water

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Photos courtesy of Severn Trent Water. Used by kind permission