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Past Events in 2016
Our new plant fair at this Staffordshire gem was so popular in 2015 that we are returning this year. With entrance to the grounds, gardens, hall and plant fair all for just £2.00 per adult we know you'll be bringing your friends and family to make a day of it.
The grounds are a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) including a nine acre lake, noted Walled Garden and a children's play park. Adjacent to the grounds are the RSPB reserve, Middleton Lakes.
Middleton Hall has a special place in the history of our understanding of plants. It was the home of Francis Willughby, the naturalist an original Fellow of the Royal Society and it was here that he brought his teacher and friend, the first great English naturalist, John Ray. Ray compiled his Catalogus Angliae here, one of the first attempts at a comprehensive listing of British plants.
Today there are large and small walled gardens, herbaceous borders, orchard and sunken garden.
There is an adjacent Craft Centre, with specialist shops and cafe.
Lovely video of the venue from the air:
Nurseries confirmed for 22 May 2016 are:
Architectural Impact from Shropshire specialising in Grasses & Shrubs
Conquest Plants Nursery from Cheshire specialising in coloured foliage
Cotswold Garden Flowers Bob Brown's well known nursery from Worcestershire specialising in rare plants of all kinds. National Collection of Sambucus.
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)
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
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
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
Middleton Hall Trust
Staffordshire B78 2AE
Phone: 01827 283095