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Past Events in 2016
Sunday 20th March 2016
Times: 10am - 4pm
Free entry to fair and lakeside walks
One of the many things we love about Dearnford Lake is the chance to have a quiet stroll around the lake before our plant fair begins. Last year there was so much wildlife to see. Great Crested Grebes as well as the shyer Little Grebe or Dabchick. Lots of ducks including the perky Tufted Ducks ,as well as swans, Reed Warblers, Great tits and many more.
Dearnford Lake is a picturesque, 50 acre site on the outskirts of Whitchurch, Shropshire, close the borders of Cheshire and Wales.
For me it's off to work on our plant stall after my stroll but once you've worked up an appetite you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea in the lakeside cafe. The cafe's menu changes with the seasons and is full of quality, local ingredients. The Full English Breakfast and Eggs Benedict come highly recommended!
There is a lakeside play area and lots of space for children to play. Dogs on leads are welcome around the lake and in the cafe.
The fair will be held right next to the cafe and lake.
This year we've got all your favourite nurseries returning plus some newcomers to the event. Forestart specialise in native tree and wildflower seed and have a wealth of expertise in how to germinate and grow a forest or a meadow - whatever the size from a corner of humblest garden to a large estate.
Jurassicplants Nurseries are the people for seed-raised trees, shrubs and climbers with a particular leaning towards those with edible fruits.
As always it is Free entry and free parking
Cafe serving teas and light lunches using local produce
Dogs on leads welcome.
Nurseries that attended in 2016 were:
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.
Forestart from Shropshire specialising in tree and wildflower seeds NEW for 2016
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
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
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
Stonyford Cottage Nursery from Cheshire with a wide range of plants esp. sempervivum
The Gobbett from Worcestershire specialising in Syringa (Lilac), flowering dogwoods and beardless Iris
Also The Shropshire Wildlife Trust had an information stall at the event.
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