Upcoming Events: Rain or Shine - we'll be there!

August 2017

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

Sun 24 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

Past Events:

March 2017

Sat 18 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 19 Alderford 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

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

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-4pm

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

Sun 25 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

July 2017

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

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

Sun 9 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 23 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 29 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 30 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

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

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Alderford Lake

Formally known as Dearnford Lake

Sunday 19th March 2017

Times: 10am - 4pm

Free entry to fair and lakeside walks

One of the many things we love about Alderford 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.

Alderford 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.

As always it is free entry and free parking

Cafe serving teas and light lunches using local produce

Dogs on leads welcome.

Nurseries confirmed for 19 March 2017 are:

ChickenStreet from Shropshire with a wide selection of chicken-proof plants for the garden

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Mayfields Plants from Cheshire specialising in bee and butterfly friendly perennials

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

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

SpecialPerennials from Cheshire specialising in summer and late flowering perennials.

The Gobbett from Worcestershire specialising in Syringa (Lilac), flowering dogwoods and beardless Iris

Address:
Alderford Lake
Tilstock Road
Whitchurch
Shropshire SY13 3JQ

01948 258639

email: info@alderford.com

website: www.alderford.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alderfordlake

Twitter: @alderford