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Past Events in 2016
A hidden gem in the heart of the rolling north Cheshire countryside, Henbury Hall is a setting of almost magical peace and tranquility. The 12 acre gardens have recently undergone a transformation to awake them from years of slumber and are just waiting to be explored and loved.
Set in an undulating landscape and surrounding two magnificent lakes, the gardens contain many fine trees and shrubs including some rare specimens as well as more intimate spaces such as the walled garden. The old Foster & Pearson glasshouses, which were derelict, have been restored and we are steadily building up a collection of exotics concentrating mainly on temperate and tropical Pteridophytes and Orchidaceae. The aim is to gather a Henbury collection of significant botanical importance. Highlights of the collection include the large group of Pamianthe Peruviana, the wonderfully flamboyant Amaryllid (which is sadly now extinct in the wild) and the rare Blechnum Palmiforme from Gough Island in the territory of Tristan da Cunha.
We particularly loved the hidden garden.
Teas will be served in the old courtyard
Nurseries confirmed for 16 & 17 July 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.
Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire specialising in perennials and alpines. RHS Gold Medalists (inc. Chelsea Gold)
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
Packhorse Farm Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in Acers and other ornamental trees and shrubs. RHS Gold Medalist
Penmere Plants from Cheshire specialising in Fuchsias & foliage plants
Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire specialising in alpines, dwarf bulbs and woodland plants. RHS Gold Medalists (inc. Chelsea Gold).
ShadyPlants.com 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
Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in perennials
Henbury Hall Gardens, Henbury, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9PJ
Two miles west of Macclesfield on the A537. Turn down School Lane, Henbury at the Blacksmiths Arms. After 200 yards, the entrance is at the East Lodge on the right.
There is free car parking.