GREEN-FINGERED bargain hunters with a penchant for beautiful locations will be in luck next week with a fair at a Cheshire castle.

Gardeners looking for the perfect plant treat can now snap up tickets on sale for the popular Spring Plant Hunters’ Fair at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, near Whitchurch and Malpas, which will take place on Sunday, April 23.

For this special event entry to the plant fair, gardens and grounds is offered at the special reduced rate of just £5 ­– gardens are normally £8.50.

Martin Blow, from the Plant Hunters' Fairs, said that he was looking forward to returning to the beautiful gardens in Cheshire and hopes to see plenty of faces, new and old, at the event.

He added: "The plant fairs at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens have become firm favourites in garden lovers’ diaries.


“This year we have a wonderful line-up of nurseries and garden accessories with plants to suit novice gardeners as well as those rarer gems for the plant connoisseur.

“There will be plants of the moment for instant impact as well as later-blooming species to get planted now for a succession of colour.

“The plant fair is the perfect place to get some exciting new plants without having to break the bank. 

“If you need some advice to help you choose then there are nursery folk on hand to help, each an expert in their field with years of knowledge and experience, and full of helpful tips.”

Whitchurch Herald:

The gardens at Cholmondeley Castle will be bursting with spring colour and full of inspiration for your own garden.

There is always something new to see and lots to explore.

This fabulous garden and plant fair provide the ideal day out for you and your family and runs from 10am-5pm on Sunday, April 23.

Dogs on leads are welcome and refreshments available.

The gardens are located between A41 and A49 (SY14 8HN for Satnav).

Tickets for entry to the gardens and plant fair are £5 and available from

Please see for full details of nurseries attending.

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