Monday, 19 July 2021

NGS gardens open this week

Dear Blogger

Message from Shropshire NGS.


OPEN TODAY: Just come along & enjoy anytime between 1 & 5pm today!
Monday 19th July: Lower Brookshill, Nind (off A488 Bishops Castle road from Shrewsbury) At 1100 feet high in the Shropshire Hills, this is truly a magnificent location for this wonderful garden with so much to see including its "Monet" waterlily pond (pictured below).  Refreshments & plant sale; dogs on leads welcome too. Tickets in advance or on the gate:
A real treat from Tuesday to Saturday this week
For those of you who enjoyed Tom's garden at Offcot last year, you're in for a treat this week, as Tom's neighbouring garden at Appledore will also be open all week.  This pair of pretty, plant-packed cottage gardens at Offcot & Appledore at Kinnerley (off the A5 nr Shrewsbury) will be open together every day this week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday (20th - 24th July) from 10-4pm.  Don't miss a visit to these two lovely gardens. Refreshments available in the garden pub!. Either book on-line or just turn up on the gate:
Popular allotment community in the heart of Oswestry open this weekend
The much-loved Oswestry & Gatacre Allotments, in the heart of Oswestry, will be open to National Garden Scheme visitors on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th July (10.30-3.30 each day).  Come and see this lively, produce-packed green space so much enjoyed by the community.  Wheelchair access to most areas; refreshments available.  Tickets should be booked in advance to this opening:
Two beautiful gardens open in Shrewsbury on Sunday
Two of the most beautiful gardens in Shrewsbury will be opening together this Sunday 25th July (1-5pm) - Esme's and Nancy's Gardens, both nurtured by talented plantswoman, Nancy Estrey, are at the height of their summer beauty.  Nancy's Garden at 11, Elmfield Road is a masterclass in design and planting in an urban setting creating tranquility and all-year round interest.  Esme's Garden, in the heart of Meole Village has exuberant and colourful planting alongside the beautiful backdrop of Meole church.  Refreshments available at The Peace Memorial Hall in Meole, in aid of Omega, the End of Life Charity based in Shrewsbury:
Please park at Shire Hall lower car park (SY2 6ND) close to Nancy's Garden at 11 Elmfield Road; an NGS shuttle bus will run between the two gardens.  There is limited on-street parking in Meole Village for Esme's Garden - please park courteously.
Tickets can be booked in advance to this combined opening, but it is not essential as visitors can pay 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:
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