A brand new venue in Staffordshire for us this year – and what a beautiful place it is too. I visited this wonderful house through the HHA (Historic Houses Association) several years ago and again visited it in September last year as part of my “investigations” on Capability Brown. The gardens stretch around the Hall and in May the woodland and avenues will be awash with bluebells and other native wild flowers.
For those of you who like a walk – please, I beg you, walk down to the most amazing Capability Brown lake and bridges. We shall be holding the fair in the recently restored (and magnificent) Home Farm. There is a cafe there offering light refreshments, hot and cold drinks and there are toilets in the old farm buildings too.
We have a great array of plant specialists attending, some from Cheshire, others from Derbyshire and Shropshire and Staffordshire too. A total of 12 nurseries and two great accessory stands will be waiting to greet you in the farm yard (see image above). All the nurseries offer you huge choice of plants for sale, all grown by themselves and of course suitable for your gardens. Please ask them for advice as to the best position to put your plants in, how to prune, propagate, etc.
Chillington Hall, Brewood, Consall, Wolverhampton WV8 1RE
Sunday 7 May
Admission charge for grounds, gardens and plant fair is £4.00. The house is not open today.