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Please check start times as they vary

July 2016

Sun 3 Sugnall Walled Garden (10am)

Sat/Sun 16 & 17 Henbury Hall (10am)

Sat. 30 Battlefield 1403 (9:30am)

Sun 31 Carsington Water (10am)

August 2016

Sat 6 National Memorial Arboretum (10am)

Sun 7 Donington Le Heath Manor (10am)

Sun 21 August Abbeywood Gardens (10am)

Sun/Mon 28/29 Dorothy Clive Garden (10am)

September 2016

Sat 3 Bodenham Arboretum (11am)

Sun 4 Ness Botanic Gardens (10am)

Sun 11 Weston Park (10am)

Past Events in 2016

March 2016

Sun 20 Dearnford Lake

Sat. 26 Battlefield 1403

Sun/Mon 27 & 28 Dorothy Clive Garden

April 2016

Sat 2 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

Sun/Mon 1 & 2 Weston Park

Sat 7 Donington Le Heath Manor

Sun 8 Adlington Hall

Sun 15 British Ironwork Centre

Sun 22 Middleton Hall

Sat 28 National Memorial Arboretum

Mon 30 Carsington Water

June 2016

Sat/Sun 4 & 5 Hodnet Hall

Sat 11 Arley Arboretum

Sun 19 Southwell Minster Gardens

Sun 26 Whittington Castle

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Hodnet Hall Gardens

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 2016

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".

Special 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.

What 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 dry conditions.

Dogs are welcome on leads.

Restaurant open for lunches & teas.

See an album of photos from previous fairs on our Facebook Page

Nurseries confirmed for 4 & 5 June 2016 are:

Architectural Impact from Shropshire specialising in Grasses & Shrubs

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.

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)

Hillview Hardy Plants from Shropshire specialising in unusual hardy perennials. National Collections of Acanthus and Albuca. RHS Medalists.

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

Jurassicplants Nurseries from Denbighshire specialising in unusual seed-raised trees, shrubs and climbers NEW FOR 2016

Mayfields Plants from Cheshire specialising in cottage flowers

North Staffs Hostas from Staffordshire specialising in Hostas and Ferns

Orchard Furniture from Gloucestershire with a great range of high quality garden furniture

Packhorse Farm Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in Acers and other ornamental trees and shrubs. RHS Gold Medalist

Perfect Planters from Staffordshire with hand crafted wooden planters NEW FOR 2016

Pottertons Nursery from Lincolnshire specialising in alpines, dwarf bulbs and woodland plants. RHS Gold Medalists (inc. 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

Tissington Nursery from Derbyshire specialising in perennials

Wildegoose Nurseries from Shropshire specialising in Violas & Violets

Details:
Hodnet Hall Gardens
Hodnet
Market Drayton
Shropshire TF9 3NN

Phone: 01630 685786
email: secretary@heber-percy.freeserve.co.uk  
Website: www.hodnethallgardens.org 

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.

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