Monday, 5 July 2021

NGS Gardens open in Shopshire this week

Dear Blogger

NGS Gardens open this week.

We are sorry, but due to a road closure by Shropshire Council, public access to 3 Oakeley Mynd, Bishops Castle is not possible.  Sadly, the opening on Wednesday 7th July has had to be cancelled.  If you know of any other NGS supporters who were planning to visit the garden, we would be grateful if you could let them know.  We have posted the cancellation of the opening on the NGS website.  
OPEN TODAY (Mon 5th) & TOMORROW (Tue 6th)
The garden with the real WOW factor at 48 Bramble Ridge, Bridgnorth, continues to be open today and tomorrow to National Garden Scheme visitors from 12-5pm on each day:

Tickets should be purchased in advance to this garden.
Wonderful estate open for first time for National Garden Scheme
The magnificent gardens at High Hatton Hall near Shawbury will be open to National Garden Scheme visitors for the first time on Sunday 11th July (12-6pm).  Beautifully located gardens surrounding a stunning grade II listed hall; expansive herbaceous borders surrounding formal lawns; large walled kitchen garden, rose borders and pergola, orchard and a spectacular courtyard with large display of hanging baskets and summer pots adding further colour.  A rare opportunity for visitors to enjoy this wonderful estate.  Tickets can be purchased in advance to this opening, but it is not essential:
Open this weekend: Sat 10th July & Sun 11th July
One of our most popular gardens - Ruthall Manor at Ditton Priors, nr Bridgnorth - will be open to NGS visitors on Saturday and Sunday.  There are two arrival time slots: 12.30 & 2pm; visitors are asked to book a ticket in advance:
NB: Ruthall Manor will also be open for 2 additional openings on Sat 18th & Sun 19th September; tickets now available
Two mid-week treats coming up!
Another of our popular gardens - Goldstone Hall, Goldstone, nr Market Drayton - will be open on Wednesday 14th July (12-5pm).  This magnificent garden has a superb double herbaceous borders, roses galore and a huge productive and herb garden, and a lovely tea to go with it!  Tickets can be purchased in advance but it is not essential as visitors can pay on the gate on the day:

Also open on Wednesday 14th July (1-5pm) will be the lovely garden at Merton, Bicton, (pictured below) on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.  Mature ½ acre botanical garden with a rich collection of trees and shrubs including unusual conifers from around the world. Hardy perennial borders with seasonal flowers and grasses plus an award winning collection of hosta varieties in a woodland setting. Outstanding gunneras in a waterside setting with moisture loving plants.  Tickets are available in advance for this opening but it is not essential as visitors can pay on the gate:
Coming up soon!
Two new gardens joining the National Garden Scheme in Shropshire: the combined opening of two delightful urban gardens in Shrewsbury - 74 Conway Drive & 12 Colley Close (pictured below) - on Friday 16th July (5-9pm) make a date now for this evening opening!  Visitors should book a ticket in advance to these gardens:
Also coming up!
Another new garden opening for the first time for the National Garden Scheme - 153 Willoughbridge - near Market Drayton, open over the weekend of Sat 17th & Sun 18th July (1-5pm).  Visitors should book a ticket in advance to this opening:
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:
3 Oakeley Mynd: Wed 7th July (see above)
Delbury Hall Walled Garden: Sun 12th Sept (nursery will be open)
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