Wednesday, 4 March 2020

NGS Gardens open By Arrangement & also, by Advance Ticket only

Dear Blogger

Message from Allison Walter, National Gardens Scheme publicity.

Gardens open by arrangement might be useful for local clubs and societies - see the link at the bottom of this email.

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Gardens open for everyone
The weather was challenging for our snowdrop gardens this year but a big thank you to those who supported us. Our open gardens programme gets underway in earnest in April but in the meantime, why not arrange to visit a garden in Shropshire for a private visit: this can be for couples, small groups of friends and family, interest groups - just contact the garden owner and agree a mutually convenient date for your visit - it's that easy.  So you can enjoy a Shropshire garden and raise money for our charities at the same time.  Just click on the link below for a full list of all the gardens open in Shropshire for groups this year.
Also below are details of our first Ticket-only event in Shropshire: Oakly Park on Sunday 6th September.  Tickets have to be purchased in advance for this opening from the National Garden Scheme website - see details below
Thanks to everyone for their continued support.

Allison Walter, County Organiser, Shropshire National Garden Scheme
Oakly Park, Bromfield, Ludlow, SY8 2JW

Open: Sunday 6th September (1-5pm)

One of Shropshire's magnificent estates, rarely open to the public, named after its centuries-old oak trees. At the confluence of the Rivers Onny & Teme, with extensive views to Ludlow & the south Shropshire Hills. Well-planted borders, rose garden, fern grotto, lake, interesting historical buildings/features. 2 acres of productive walled garden supplying produce to Ludlow Farm shop. 
Refreshments/Accommodation available at The Clive Arms & the Ludlow Kitchen Cafe.
For tickets, please contact:

Arrange to visit a Shropshire garden as part of the National Garden Scheme: group of friends, garden groups, art groups, cycling groups, car groups, knitting groups: all are welcome.  Just contact the owner to arrange a date. Click on the link below to see a list of all Shropshire gardens open by arrangement this year:
The National Garden Scheme raises money for caring and nursing charities including Macmillan, Marie Curie, Hospices UK, Parkinson's UK, The Queens Nursing Institute, Horatio's Garden, Maggie's Centres, The Carers' Trust and MIND, the mental health charity.  The National Garden Scheme also supports gardening apprenticeships and community garden schemes