Monday, 7 June 2021

NGS gardens open this week

Dear Blogger

Message from Allison, NGS publicity.

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Lovely June gardens to enjoy ... and raise money for our nursing charities
It was great to see so many of you at our garden openings over the weekend enjoying the beautiful planting and the sunshine.  We continue to have a very busy programme of garden openings in Shropshire, so thank you in advance for your continued support.
Allison Walter, County Organiser, Shropshire

Goldstone Hall, Goldstone, nr Market Drayton open on Wednesday 9th June (12-5pm); the herb garden, roses and double herbaceous border are all looking wonderful!  Tickets available in advance, although not essential, or pay on the gate:
Goldstone Hall is also open for group visits this summer, just click on the link above for more information

Ruthall Manor, Ditton Priors, nr Bridgnorth open on Sat 12th and Sun 13th June; (pictured below) the old horse pond is at its most magnificent - a sea of irises and primulas - not to be missed! Tickets for this opening should be booked in advance for either 12.30 or 2.30, visitors can stay as long as they like in the garden; refreshments and jigsaw puzzle sale:
Ruthall Manor is also open for group visits this summer, just click on the link above for more information

We are sorry that the opening scheduled for Little Hogstow on Wed 9th June has been cancelled, we apologise for any inconvenience.
Morville Hall gardens open on Sunday 13th June
The wonderful collection of gardens at Morville Hall nr Bridgnorth, will be open to National Garden Scheme visitors on Sunday 13th June. Always popular with NGS visitors, a warm welcome is assured at these lovely gardens which all have their own characteristics and history.  Refreshments available in Morville Church, in aid of the church.  Tickets available in advance and on the gate on the day:
More secrets revealed at Steventon Terrace!
The Secret Gardens at Steventon Terrace:  National Garden Scheme visitors will be familiar with the award-winning "secret garden" at Steventon Terrace in Ludlow, but this year it will be joined by other gardens from the terrace of Victorian cottages, making it a real community event.  Make a date now - SATURDAY 19th JUNE - and see what secrets are in store!  Tickets are available in advance, but it is not essential as visitors can pay on the gate:
Garden openings coming up
2 School Cottages:  Hook-A -Gate, nr Shrewsbury (pictured below) Andy and Dru have been busy making changes to the garden since it last opened 2 years ago, so why not come along and see what these inventive gardeners have been up to on Sunday 20th June (12-4.30).  Tickets available in advance, but not essential, or on the gate on the day:
There will be a raffle at the garden on the day, with prizes kindly provided by B&Q Shrewsbury, with 50% to NGS charities and 50% to Shelter, the homeless charity

3 Haye Court: Eardington, nr Bridgnorth, this well-designed, elegant garden opened for the first time for the National Garden Scheme in May to great acclaim, so Sunday 20th June sees the second chance to see this new garden; Tickets available in advance, but not essential, or on the gate on the day:

Delbury Hall Walled Garden: One of the National Garden Scheme's popular Shropshire gardens and nursery open for the first time this year on Sunday 20th June.  This early Victorian 2-acre walled garden is a delight to visit on a summer's day alongside the adjoining hall gardens and lake.  Tickets available in advance, but not essential, or on the gate on the day:
Group Visits
Many of our Shropshire gardens are open for group visits now, so just click on the left to see all the gardens offering group visits, then just contact the owner directly to make your arrangements - all proceeds to NGS charities.

Cancelled Gardens

We're sorry to say that the following gardens, which appear in our leaflet and in the Yellow Book, will be unable to open this year:
Little Hogstow: Wed 9th June
Stottesdon Village: Sun 27th June
Kingslow Hall, Sun 4th July
Goldstone Hall: Wed 15th Sept
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