2018 Plant Fairs

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March 2018

Sat 17 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 18 Alderford Lake 10am-4pm

Sat 24 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 25 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Good Fri 30 Whittington Castle 10am-4pm

Sat 31 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

April 2018

Sun/Mon 1 / 2 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

Sat 7 Hoghton Tower 10am-4pm

Sun 8 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 14 Sandwell Valley Park 10am-4pm NEW VENUE

Sun 15 Consall Gardens 10am-5pm

Sat 21 Battlefield 1403 9:30am-4pm

Sun 22 Bramall Hall 11am-4pm

Sat 28 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sun 29 Cholmondeley Castle 10am-5pm

May 2018

Sat 5 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sun/Mon 6 & 7 Weston Park 10am-5pm

Sat 12 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 13 Adlington Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 19 Arley Arboretum 10am-5pm

Sun 20 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

Sun 27 Pottertons Alpine Garden 9am-5pm

Mon 28 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

June 2018

Sat/Sun 2 & 3 Hodnet Hall 10am-5pm

Sat 9 Bosworth Battlefield 10am-4pm

Sun 10 Norton Priory 10am-4pm

Sun 24 Sugnall Walled Garden 10am-4pm

Sat 30 / Sun 1 July Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

July 2018

Sat 30 Jun / Sun 1 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 8 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

Sun 22 Middleton Hall 10am-4pm

Sat 28 National Memorial Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 29 British Ironwork Centre 10am-4pm

August 2018

Sun 5 Donington Le Heath 1620's House 10am-4pm

Sat 11 Carsington Water 10am-4pm

Sun 12 Southwell Minster Gardens 11am-4pm

Sun/Mon 26/27 Dorothy Clive Garden 10am-5pm

September 2018

Sat 1 Bodenham Arboretum 10am-4pm

Sun 2 Ness Botanic Gardens 10am-4pm

Sun 9 Weston Park 10am-4pm

TBC Sun 16 Henbury Hall 10am-5pm

Sun 23 Abbeywood Gardens 10am-5pm

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The National Memorial Arboretum

Sat 17th March 2018

Sat 12th May 2018

Sat 28th July 2018

Times: 10am - 4pm

Free entry to fair and arboretum (Pay & Display Car Park)

Our Plant Hunters' Fairs are now an established item on the calendar at The National Memorial Arboretum and you will find us along Yeomanry Avenue our regular home from now on.

Come along and buy some wonderful plants - you can leave them with the nurserymen whilst you explore this inspiring venue and pop back later to collect them.

The Arboretum is a unique haven of peace, contemplation and hope for the future and is the site of the Armed Forces Memorial. It consists of 150 acres of wooded parkland within the National Forest in Staffordshire where visitors can both enjoy and learn about the trees and their surroundings, and reflect upon their special symbolism. Many of the memorials are placed in peaceful gardens.

Although still a 'young' arboretum, there are already in excess of 50,000 trees on the site which are rapidly growing into a unique living tribute.

The variety of habitats within the Arboretum site illustrate the biodiversity of the area. Birds and animals include several species highlighted in the Staffordshire Biodiversity Action Plan - these include the skylark, lapwing, brown hare, otter and several species of bat.

The Arboretum has a lot to offer both young and old. Come for a day out to enjoy the peace and tranquility, the trees, the memorials, the history, the sense of national pride. Have lunch or drinks in the Restaurant; above all enjoy the experience.

Here is a 90sec grand tour:

Free entry to arboretum and plant fair. Large pay and display car park.

Dogs (except assistance dogs) are not allowed in the Arboretum. There is a dog walking route around and through the arboretum - click here to download or print the route leaflet

Excursions to the March fair from Lancashire and Liverpool / Wirral are available - Click here for details

Click the dates to see to line ups:

Nurseries for 17 March 2018 to be announced

Nurseries for 12 May 2018 to be announced

Nurseries for 28 July 2018 to be announced

Venue Details:

National Memorial Arboretum 
Croxall Road 
Alrewas 
Staffordshire 
DE13 7AR

Tel: 01283 792333
Email: info@thenma.org.uk
website: http://www.thenma.org.uk/ 

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The Arboretum is located between Birmingham and Derby, just off the A38 north of Lichfield and south of Burton on Trent. You will see brown signs from the A38 directing you to the A513 junction signposted for Tamworth, where you will find the Arboretum.