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March 2017

Sat 18 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 19 Dearnford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 25 Event will be confirmed soon

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

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 Event will be confirmed soon

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 Event will be confirmed soon

June 2017

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

Sun 11 Arley Arboretum 11am-5pm

Sat 17 Event will be confirmed soon

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 Event will be confirmed soon

Sun 13 Event will be confirmed soon

Sun 20 Event will be confirmed soon

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 (NB: 2017 DATE)

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Dearnford Lake

Sunday 19th March 2017

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 to be announced later

Address:
Dearnford Lake
Tilstock Road
Whitchurch
Shropshire SY13 3JQ

01948 258639

email: info@dearnford.com

website: www.dearnford.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dearnford-lake

Twitter: @dearnford

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