Saturday, 27 June 2020

Gardens Open for National Gardens Scheme

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Shropshire gardens open in aid of nursing charities
Thank you to all our wonderful supporters who visited our gardens during the last week, fundraising for our nursing charities is well underway again! 
If you haven't visited a National Garden Scheme garden yet, you can be assured of a safe, friendly welcome.  We work out in advance the safe, maximum number of visitors for the garden, allowing visitors plenty of time and space to visit so you can visit our gardens with confidence. 
A typical comment from our visitors is "it's just so lovely to be out to share someone else's garden!"  So many visitors have also taken the opportunity to meet up safely with family members and have a picnic in our gardens.
All you need to do to book a ticket to one of our gardens is to go to the National Garden Scheme website below, click on Book to Visit a Garden, then Midlands, and all the Shropshire gardens open in the coming week will be shown.  Then click on the time you'd like to come and the number of tickets you'd like and pay for them on-line - it is very straightforward and easy.
If you have any problems buying tickets, please let me know.

Best wishes
Allison Walter, County Organiser, Shropshire, National Garden Scheme
Tickets on Sale NOW!
Sat. 27th June: Cruckfield House, Ford, Shrewsbury - a romantic garden of intense planting and colour, delightful lake and many lovely places to sit and relax (pictured above). Plants for sale.

Sun. 28th June: The Mount, Bishops Castle - rose-filled, scented garden with lovely borders and colour and views across the south Shropshire Hills, a delightful visit in store -  why not combine you visit with ...

Sun. 28th June:  Walcot Hall, Lydbury North - magnificent estate garden with many historical features and ancient trees, mile long lake and woodlands to walk and roam, plenty of space for picnics; plants for sale - only 3 miles from The Mount in Bishops Castle, so why not visit both gardens? (Pictured below)

Tues. 30th June:  Brownhill House, Ruyton XI Towns: wonderful places to sit and admire the views across the River Perry, with terraced planting & steps down to the riverbank; plants for sale.

All these Shropshire gardens will now be open in JULY for the National Garden Scheme:
All ticket bookable via the NGS website:

Thur. 2nd July & Fri 3rd July:  Combined opening of two neighbouring gardens in the village of Plealey, 6 miles SW of Shrewsbury: Avocet and Cheriton - both packed with plants, wildlife and lots to enjoy and see; plants for sale (Avocet pictured below).  TICKETS ON SALE FROM MON. 29th JUNE

Sun. 5th July:  A second chance to visit the rose-filled, delightful garden at The Mount in the fascinating town of Bishops Castle:  TICKETS ON SALE FROM MON. 29th JUNE

Sun 5th July:  A wonderful location awaits you at Upper Marshes, Catherton Common, on the edge of the common, this delightful garden is packed full of lovely planting, wildlife, animals, pond, picnics and walks combine to make this a great place to take all the family: TICKETS ON SALE FROM MON, 29th JUNE.

Wed 8th JulyMerton, Bicton, Shrewsbury: delightful, mature 1/2 acre garden with magnificent trees and huge collection of hostas, many of which are for sale; woodland, ponds with gigantic gunnera.  Picnics welcome in the garden: TICKETS ON SALE FROM MON 29th JUNE.
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