Please check start times as they vary
Past Events in 2016
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".
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 that attended in 2016 were:
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
Hodnet Hall Gardens
Shropshire TF9 3NN
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.