Thanks to so many of our supporters who came to Longner Hall on Sunday, what an amazing turn out! We've got even more gardens open for you to enjoy in the coming week. If you haven't ventured into a National Garden Scheme garden yet, you can be assured of a safe, welcoming environment and you'll be helping us raise money for our nursing and caring charities. We look forward to seeing you in a Shropshire garden soon! Allison Walter, County Organiser, Shropshire
More lovely Shropshire gardens open this coming week - come and join us! Goldstone Hall, nr Market Drayton, open Wednesday 5th May (12-5pm). This garden for all seasons, pictured below, is a delightful place to visit and enjoy a sumptious tea in the garden which features a double herbaceous border, extensive rose border and huge productive garden which produces every fruit, vegetable and herb you can think of! Do come and enjoy an afternoon out at this lovely garden. Visitors can either turn up at the gate or purchase tickets in advance from: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/25351.
Kinton Grove, (pictured below) open on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th May is a delightful Georgian-era house surrounded by an even more delightful garden! Kinton is a small hamlet within easy reach of Shrewsbury and you're assured of a warm and safe welcome, as well as a delicious homemade tea, served in the garden. Plants also on sale. Visitors will need to pre-book an arrival time slot for this garden at:https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/35847
Stunning Sunningdale! Sunningdale, (pictured below). This real plant-lover's garden, in the heart of Wem, is open on Sunday 9th May. A huge range of plants, many rare ones too, and planting styles with wildlife in mind; sculptures, exotic climbers, waterfall and koi pond - there is lots to enjoy in this lovely garden. Refreshments served outside, extensive plant sale. Visitors will need to pre-book an arrival time to this garden at: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/33475
Both Henley Hall and Oteley opened in 1927 at the start of the National Garden Scheme! Both these gardens are open to NGS visitors on 9th May, continuing their historical involvement with the Scheme since it started raising money in 1927 for community nursing before the establishment of the NHS. So do come along and continue supporting these wonderful Shropshire gardens and landscapes:
Henley Hall: (pictured below) Henley, nr Ludlow: open Sunday 9th May, 10.30-5pm; no need to pre-book an arrival time slot; you can purchase a ticket in advance if you prefer or pay on the gate; refreshments available outside; plant sale. More details at: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/1787.
Oteley, Ellesmere: open Sunday 9th May, 1-5pm; no need to pre-book an arrival slot; you can purchase a ticket in advance if you prefer or pay on the gate; refreshments available outside; plant sale. More details at: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/254
Get some friends together and go local!
Why not get a group of friends or family together and go for a private visit to one of our gardens? Click on the link below and it will take you to details of all the gardens in Shropshire which are opening By Arrangement for group visits this year - the link will take you to the NGS website where you can view all the gardens, then just get in touch with the owner to make arrangements. All monies raised at these group visits go to NGS charities:
The National Garden Scheme raises money for caring and nursing charities including Macmillan, Marie Curie, Hospice 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