The perfect Father's Day outing! The magnificent estate at Henley Hall, on the outskirts of Ludlow, will be open for the National Garden Scheme this Sunday, 21st June - Father's Day. What better place to meet up with the family, enjoy a picnic together and appreciate this historic landscape? Henley Hall offers a mixture of formal and informal gardens. The historic elements include a formal lawn, stone staircase with balustrades and a ha-ha, mature specimen trees, a walled garden, 'pulmonary' water feature and yew hedges. Highlights include walk ways along the banks of the river Ledwyche with decorative weirs and a stone arched bridge, and woodland paths. The garden will be open from 12 noon on the Sunday. Plants will be on sale and there is plenty of room for picnics.
To comply with current regulations, tickets need to be booked and paid for in advance at the NGS website or by clicking on the link below:
The wonderful Secret Garden in Ludlow Also, in Ludlow this weekend, the wonderful Secret Garden at 21 Steventon Terrace will be open on Saturday 20th June from 12 noon. ½-acre of very secret south facing garden, developed over 30yrs with enthusiasm creativity and the love of gardening by the present owners. Divided up into different sections: rose garden, herbaceous borders, koi fish pond with gazebo, summer house, poly tunnel and chickens. Mediterranean style terrace garden with views of the Shropshire hills. Winner of The Heart of England in Bloom Chairman's Award.
MORE SHROPSHIRE GARDENS OPEN All these Shropshire gardens will now be open in JUNE for the National Garden Scheme: All visits MUST be booked in advance, please, to comply with current regulations:
Wednesday 24th June Upper Shelderton House, Clungunford: Tickets on sale 22nd June Saturday 27th June Cruckfield House, Ford, Shrewsbury: Tickets on sale 22nd June Sunday 28th June The Mount, Bishops Castle Tickets on sale 22nd June Sunday 28th June Walcot Hall, Lydbury North Tickets on sale 22nd June Tuesday 30th June Brownhill House, Ruyton XI Towns: Tickets on sale 22nd June
Tickets can be booked and paid for at the NGS website or by clicking on the link below:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Below is the lake at the ever-popular Walcot Hall, Lydbury North, which will be open for the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 28th June from 10am with plants on sale and lots of space for picnics. Also open, in nearby Bishops Castle, will be the beautiful rose-filled garden at The Mount - from 1pm - why not make a day of it and visit both these magnificent gardens and help us raise money for our nursing charities?
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 https://www.ngs.org.uk/who-we-are/beneficiaries