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henbury hall - image via Plant Hunter Fairs ©A great new Plant Hunters' Fair with HALF PRICE ENTRY to the garden & plant fair of just £2.50.  Henbury Hall is a hidden gem in the heart of the rolling north Cheshire countryside, a setting of almost magical peace and tranquillity. This rarely open to the public 12 acre gardens have recently undergone a transformation to awake them from years of slumber and are just waiting to be explored and loved.

Set in an undulating landscape and surrounding two magnificent lakes, the gardens contain many fine trees and shrubs including some rare specimens as well as more intimate spaces such as the walled garden. The old Foster & Pearson glasshouses, which were derelict, have been restored and the garden is steadily building up a collection of exotics concentrating mainly on temperate and tropical Pteridophytes and Orchidaceae. The aim is to gather a Henbury collection of significant botanical importance. Highlights of the collection include the large group of Pamianthe Peruviana, the wonderfully flamboyant Amaryllid (which is sadly now extinct in the wild) and the rare Blechnum Palmiforme from Gough Island in the territory of Tristan da Cunha. We particularly loved the hidden garden.

As always, we have invited our favourite nurseries all with their own unique range of plants from trees to alpines and everything in between. Plant lovers will find old favourites, rarities and brand new varieties all lovingly grown by the specialist nurseries. The nursery folk will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their experience in planting and caring for the plants you buy so you can get the best from them.

Teas will be served in the old courtyard.

Henbury Hall Gardens,Henbury, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9PJ

Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 July 2016 10am -5pm

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