Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2017
Times: 10am - 5pm
Entry to fair and gardens £3.50
There are 63 acres of gardens
with grand vistas, intimate, secluded areas, a walled kitchen garden,
magnificent lakes; the glorious setting is almost beyond description!
There have been gardens at Hodnet since the 11th
century when the Heber-Percy family constructed their first house in the
parkland. Their serious development began in 1921 by the late Brigadier
Heber-Percy and today, the 60+ acres are renowned as amongst the finest
in the country. Forest trees provide a wonderful backdrop for formal
gardens planted to give delight during every season, woodland walks
amongst flowering shrubs and a daisy chain of ornamental pools.
Hodnet has recently been awarded National Collection
Status for Cercidiphyllum. These wonderful trees color beautifully in
autumn and give off a powerful aroma of toffee as the leaves fall, hence
the common name of "burnt sugar trees".
Event Price: £3.50 for gardens and fair.
Visitors can explore the gardens, meet top nurserymen
and women and enjoy light refreshments in the picturesque restaurant.
more could you want on an early summer's day?
Disabled visitors are very welcome : approximately
60 percent of the gardens are accessible to wheelchairs but please note
the paths are mainly grass or gravel and therefore more accessible in
Dogs are welcome on leads.
Restaurant open for lunches & teas.
See an album of photos from previous fairs on
Nurseries confirmed 3 and 4 June 2017 are:
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
Edrom Nursery from Berwickshire specialising in woodland plants for shade and unusual alpines RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.
Fair Field Garden Bygones from Worcestershire specialising in original vintage garden tools and collectables
Green's Leaves from Gloucestershire specialising in Australasian & coloured leaf shrubs
Hall Farm Nursery from Shropshire specialising in perennials and alpines. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.
Hillview Hardy Plants from Shropshire specialising in unusual hardy perennials. National Collections of Acanthus and Albuca. 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
North Staffs Hostas from Staffordshire specialising in Hostas, ferns; hemerocallis, carex grasses and ivy
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
Perfect Planters from Staffordshire with hand crafted wooden planters
Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire specialising in alpines, dwarf bulbs and woodland plants. RHS Gold medallists including Chelsea Gold.
Roseland House from Cornwall. National Collections of Clematis Viticella cultivars and Lapageria rosea Cultivars
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
The Gobbett from Worcestershire specialising in Syringa (Lilac), flowering dogwoods and beardless Iris
Hodnet Hall Gardens
Shropshire TF9 3NN
Phone: 01630 685786
Hodnet Hall is in the village of Hodnet, near Market
Drayton, 12 miles north-east of Shrewsbury. Approaching on the A5 road
from North Wales, the A53 (Shrewsbury-Market Drayton) road and the A442
(Whitchurch-Wellington) roads, leaving the M6 at exits 12 and 15 or the
M54 at exit 3.