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Upcoming Events

Please check start times as they vary

June 2016

Sun 26 Whittington Castle (10am)

July 2016

Sun 3 Sugnall Walled Garden (10am)

Sat/Sun 16 & 17 Henbury Hall (10am)

Sat. 30 Battlefield 1403 (9:30am)

Sun 31 Carsington Water (10am)

August 2016

Sat 6 National Memorial Arboretum (10am)

Sun 7 Donington Le Heath Manor (10am)

Sun 21 August Abbeywood Gardens (10am)

Sun/Mon 28/29 Dorothy Clive Garden (10am)

September 2016

Sat 3 Bodenham Arboretum (11am)

Sun 4 Ness Botanic Gardens (10am)

Sun 11 Weston Park (10am)

Past Events in 2016

March 2016

Sun 20 Dearnford Lake

Sat. 26 Battlefield 1403

Sun/Mon 27 & 28 Dorothy Clive Garden

April 2016

Sat 2 National Memorial Arboretum

Sun 3 Ness Botanic Gardens

Sat 9 Carsington Water

Sun 10 Cholmondeley Castle

Sat 16 Bodenham Arboretum

Sun 17 Consall Gardens

Sat 23 Sugnall Walled Garden

Sun 24 Norton Priory

May 2016

Sun/Mon 1 & 2 Weston Park

Sat 7 Donington Le Heath Manor

Sun 8 Adlington Hall

Sun 15 British Ironwork Centre

Sun 22 Middleton Hall

Sat 28 National Memorial Arboretum

Mon 30 Carsington Water

June 2016

Sat/Sun 4 & 5 Hodnet Hall

Sat 11 Arley Arboretum

Sun 19 Southwell Minster Gardens

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Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Sunday 10th April 2016

Times: 11am - 5pm

Special Event Price Fair and gardens: £3.50

We are really thrilled to be able to return to Cholmondeley Castle in tranquil rural Cheshire for what deserves to be a firm date in all plant lovers' diaries

The romantic castle - a product of the early 19th century - stands on a high rise above a lake. The castle is surrounded by sweeping lawns and a variety of mature trees, including cedars of Lebanon, oak, and chestnut.

The gardens surrounding the castle provide a lovely mix of colour and height, with intriguing walks around the lake. There is a temple water garden, rose garden, a variety of mixed borders. Plantings are planned to provide colour at all times of the year.

There is a children's play area, picnic site, farm animals including llamas and African pygmy goats and aviary with many varieties of birds.

Entry to the fair, gardens, nature trail, stables and paddocks with farm animals

Tea rooms open for coffee, light lunches, home made teas, ice creams and snacks

Special Price (for this event only) £3.50 (half std price)

Short YouTube video of the gardens from the air: click here

Nurseries confirmed for 10 April 2016 are:

Bridge Farm Plants from Derbyshire specialising in interesting and unusual perennials

Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in coloured foliage

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)

Hooksgreen Herbs from Staffordshire specialising in unusual herbs. RHS Medalists.

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

Orchard Furniture from Gloucestershire with a great range of high quality garden furniture

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

Paviour & Davies from Herefordshire specialising in rare trees, shrubs and perennials of Chilean / Argentinian, Tasmanian, New Zealand origin.

Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire specialising in alpines, dwarf bulbs and woodland plants. RHS Gold Medalists (inc. Chelsea Gold).

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials. National Collections of Helenium and Centaurea

Studio 8 Pottery from Staffordshire with hand-thrown garden and kitchen Terracotta and Stonewares

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in perennials

Cheshire Wildlife Trust will also have a stall with lots of information on how to get involved with wildlife in the county

Venue Details:

Cholmondeley Castle 
Malpas 
Cheshire 
SY14 8AH

Tel: 01829 720383

email: Click here for Cholmondeley Castle's contact form

website: www.cholmondeleycastle.com 

Directions: 

Located off the A49 Whitchurch/Tarporley Road, between Warrington and Whitchurch. The entrance to the gardens is off the A49 at the Cholmondeley Arms Pub crossroads post code SY14 8HN.

(Railway stations at Chester, Crewe and Whitchurch)

 

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