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Past Events in 2016
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
Tel: 01829 720383
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)