We make a return to Sandon Hall on Sunday 9 June for our second plant fair there this year so I hope those of you who visited in April will come back and see what wonderful plants are for sale in June.
The delightful 50 acre garden of Sandon Hall will look completely different from their April blooms so come back and explore all over again. You will have a huge selection of plants on sale here from small alpines to the big boys of the herbaceous border and everything in-between. Grant, the head gardener, is on the second year of a ten plan for the garden for those of you who know the gardens well, you will already have seen the changes and improvements.
A memorial garden has been planted with native trees from all the participating countries who fought in the First World War and Grant has now allocated a four acre “wild garden” area to encourage wild life into the gardens – but not rabbits! Poor Sandon Hall suffers from rabbit damage.
DON’T FORGET TO BRING CASH, most nurseries do not have card facilities. And for those of you who wish to stop the use of plastic bags, may I politely ask you to bring your own bags and help save the planet.
Highly respected plant nurseries will be attending the fair from all over the North and Midlands. They all grown their own plants, are passionate plants people and have vast knowledge. So please don’t be afraid to ask them questions – they love to help you all.
Participating plant specialists and growers include Staffordshire branch of the Hardy Plant Society, L B J Nurseries, Penmere Plants, The Old School House (peony lady!), Bright & Beautiful, Brambling House Alpines & Salvias, Ribblesdale Nurseries, Seeds To Sow, Linda Scott Hardy Plants, Ruth Hall, Plantazia, Stannard Plants and Jurassic Plants. Garden accessory stands include Andrea’s Anvil and Tambrath Welding.
The fair takes place on the Conservatory lawn and admission to the fair is included in the usual garden admission cost of £4.00. Children are free. No dogs in the gardens please but welcome in the delightful parkland as long as they are on leads as there are sheep roaming.
- Admission £4.00 includes garden, grounds and plant fair.
- Children free.
- Open 11am – 4pm
- Sandon Hall, Sandon, Staffs ST18 0DL
- No dogs please
WARNING! THE IRONMAN WILL BE TAKING PLACE FROM 0730-1300 AROUND STAFFORD, UTTOXETER, DRAYCOTT IN THE CLAY, KING’S BROMLEY AND CANNOCK. THERE ARE ROAD CLOSURES. A A51 between Stafford to Wolseley is CLOSED between 8am-1.45pm. It then reopens. The following roads will be open all the time – A518 from Uttoxeter to A51 at Weston, from Wolseley Bridge to A51, A34 from Cannock to Stafford and A518 from Stafford to A51.