Poplar Tree will hold its fifth successful magical Christmas Fair this November. Situated just less than a mile out of Durham’s City Centre with the convenience of everything & much more in one location.

    The Christmas Fair will be housed in a marquee situated on the land at the rear of the Garden Centre, adjacent to the nearby River Wear. The marquee will provide heating, electricity, lighting and overnight security, within the region of 70 stalls.

    Entry to the event will be £2.50 for Adults and FREE for Children.

    Our aim is to create another Fair that exposes the creative talent of the North East, providing prominent selling opportunities for quality exhibitors to sell their goods in the run up to Christmas.

    Extra festivities will include mulled wine for those adults wishing to get into the Christmas spirit, a visiting Santa with his real reindeer for an added sparkle to the Children’s day, festive tunes, and much more.

    The Marquee will be decorated festively providing a glistening hub in the heart of Shincliffe.


    New Gardeners Delight Afternoon Tea

    Presented on a miniature park bench piled high with un-cut sandwiches, potted cupcakes, Wellington boots filled with fruit smoothies, and a selection of homemade pies, quiches & scones, served with tea,  coffee and, for an extra sparkle… A glass of prosecco is optional.

    £14.99 per person or £17.99 with a glass of Prosecco


    Booking is advisable. To book a table please ask a member of staff or call us on 0191 3847553.

    DIY SOS - BBC1

    About 145 businesses donated man power, bricks, paint, gardening tools, plants and copious amounts of food and drinks to her within their project of building a new life for North East family June & John Finlay of Houghton le Spring.

    After struggling to cope and feeling trapped in her home for years, a disabled mum has finally been given the quality of life she deserves, thanks to the team from BBC One programme SOS: The Big Build & hundreds of kind-hearted helpers, including Poplar Tree Garden Centre & contracts group Brambledown, whom proudly assisted with their services.


    Poplar Tree Garden Centre also Sponsor England Ashes Test Match at Emirates Riverside Cricket Ground


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