Plant Hunters' Fairs - every plant lover's favourite day out

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August 2015

30/31 Dorothy Clive Garden

September 2015

5 Bodenham Arboretum

6 Ness Botanic Gardens

13 Weston Park

2016 (dates are provisional)

March 2016

Sun 20 Dearnford Lake

Sat. 26 Battlefield 1403

Sun/Mon 27 & 28 Dorothy Clive Garden

April 2016

TBC 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

Sat/Sun 1 & 2 Weston Park

TBC Donington Le Heath Manor

Sun 8 Adlington Hall

Sun 15 British Ironwork Centre

Sun 22 Middleton Hall

TBC National Memorial Arboretum

Mon 30 Carsington Water

June 2016

Sat/Sun 4 & 5 Hodnet Hall

Sat 11 Arley Arboretum

Sun 26 Whittington Castle

July 2016

Sun 3 Sugnall Walled Garden

Sat/Sun 16 & 17 Henbury Hall

Sun 31 Carsington Water

August 2016

TBC National Memorial Arboretum

Sun 21 August Abbeywood Gardens

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The Dorothy Clive Garden

Sunday 30th & Monday 31st August 2015

Sunday 27th & Monday 28th March 2016

Times: 10am - 5.00pm

Entry to gardens and fair: 3.50

Easter and August Bank Holiday Plant Hunters' Fairs at The Dorothy Clive Garden have become a tradition with plant lovers from near and far.

Over the last 9 years our fairs at this lovely garden have become firm favourites with visitors from near and far.

Last year we moved the fair to hard-standing in the centre of the garden around the pavilion creating a more intimate and cosy atmosphere.

If you haven't been to the garden before you're in for a real treat and we know we'll meet again many of our gardening friends who have enjoyed the sheer exuberant flower power of the borders over the nine years the fairs have been running. Please drop-by our stall (SpecialPerennials) and say hello.

Special entry price for this event is 3.50 (half normal price) which includes the garden and fair.

Friends of the garden and season ticket holders admitted free.

For this special event RHS partnership garden free entry terms do not apply.

Dogs on leads welcome

Free parking

Here are some lovely photo albums from these events: Easter or August


Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries attending on August 30/31 2015 are:

Chris Cooke Plants from Gloucestershire specialising in species plants and bulbs. RHS Gold Medalist.

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. NEW FOR 2015

Fair Field Garden Bygones from Worcestershire specialising in vintage hand tools.

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.

Mayfields Plants from Cheshire specialising in cottage flowers

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). from Gloucestershire specialising in plants for shade

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

Woodfield Nursery from Flintshire specialising in perennials

Venue Details:

The Dorothy Clive Garden
Market Drayton

Tel: 01630 647237


The garden is in North Staffordshire, close to the Shropshire and Cheshire borders. It is on the A51, midway between Nantwich and Stone, two miles from the village of Woore.

From North and South
Exit M6 at Junction 15
Follow signs for A53, signed Market Drayton and Shrewsbury
Turn right at junction into A51. Drive half mile - garden is on the right.

From West
On A51 (from Nantwich); Garden is 2 miles south east of the village of Woore (4 miles east of Bridgemere)
On A525 (from Whitchurch); Turn right at A51 at Woore. Garden is 2 miles, on left
On A53 (from Market Drayton); Turn left at junction with A51. Drive half mile - garden is on the right. From East
Join A500 at Stoke-on-Trent heading south (first exit from A50 roundabout just after Britannia Stadium.
Before reaching M6 Junction 15, follow signs to Market Drayton and Shrewsbury (A53)
Turn right at junction into A51. Drive half mile - garden is on the right.

Vintage tools lovingly refurbished by Fair Field Garden Bygones will be in the pavilion

The Scree is home to a great range of alpine plants

Details may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Details of any late changes will advised on this website and on twitter

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