Tuesday, 14 January 2020

See snowdrops at gardens open for National Gardens Scheme

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A Very Happy New Year to all our Supporters
A very happy new year to all our supporters in Shropshire.  Your support in 2019 made our fund-raising year our best ever, so thank you.  Our beneficiaries will be receiving even more funds from the National Garden Scheme to enable them to continue helping others in need.  For a full list of our beneficiaries, please visit: https://ngs.org.uk/who-we-are/beneficiaries.

We're delighted to say that the Shropshire pages on the National Garden Scheme website are now live ready for you to visit.  You can see all our new gardens listed and our old favourites - 70 gardens will open 100 times for us in 2020, so we do hope you will visit as many gardens in our beautiful county as possible and help us increase our fund-raising even more in 2020!

To view our gardens,visit www.ngs.org.uk and in the Find A Garden box type: Shropshire and All Dates.  All our garden openings will then be listed in date order so you can plan your visits.

We have two gardens opening for snowdrops this year:  Millichope Park in Munslow and a new garden to the Scheme, The Old Vicarage in Bishops Castle, details are below. 
Many thanks for your continued support.

Allison Walter
County Organiser - Shropshire
National Garden Scheme
Millichope Park
Munslow, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9HA
Open on Sunday 16th February (2-5pm)
Historic landscape covering 14 acres with beautiful lakes, 18th century cascades, extensive woodland walks and swathes and swathes of snowdrops.  Visit the recently restored walled garden and 19th century glasshouses and enjoy a warming afternoon tea in the walled garden cafe.  Families most welcome plus dogs on leads.  Please ask about disabled access on arrival.

The Old Vicarage
Church Lane, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5AF
Open on Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February (11-4pm on each day)
Extending to just over one and a half acres, the gardens include lawned areas surrounded by perennial beds, mature shrubs and trees, including magnificent Wellingtonias.  Fragments of the lost thirteenth century church feature in the garden. Snowdrops abound throughout the garden in February. The garden includes a stained glass studio open as part of the Bishops Castle Arts Festival www.bishopscastleartsfestival.com.  Refreshments will be available in the garden on Sunday, provided by Omega, the End of Life Charity: https://www.omega.uk.net.  Refreshments available throughout the town on Friday and Saturday.

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