Saturday, 4 June 2022

Gardens open for the NGS this week

Gardens open for the NGS this week.

UPDATE:  For those of you intending to visit  BROADWARD HALL, Clungunford, Craven Arms, SY7 0QA Sunday  5th June we have some important information:

There is now a tenant farmer on part of the land and he respectfully requests that visitors do not walk through the areas where he has livestock as some of the sheep are currently in lamb.

There is so much more to see on the estate which is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).  The 1810 bothy, potting shed and tools store are now completely restored.   There is also a "Kew fountain" in the Regency walled garden and an orchard full of varieties of quince, medlar and other medieval fruits.  Magnificent giant sequoia trees line an early C19th archery walk and there is also a Victorian pump house.
You will also have an opportunity to see and admire the National Collection of Hemerocallis (all English cultivars bred between 1958 and 1979) as well as a fine collection of other rare and unusual plants listed as "threatened in cultivation" by Plant Heritage.

£6 for adults  5m from Craven Arms; 9m from Ludlow on A49. Turn off nr Ludlow Food Centre thru Bromfield. Follow rd towards Leintwardine. Just before Leintwardine turn R towards Clungunford before S bend in rd, turn L, cont along lane, over small stone bridge; Gate lodge on L.

Home made teas.   Plant sales.  Disabled access to Music Room via a concrete ramp, disabled WC.
More dates for your diary:

Saturday 11th June:
RUTHALL MANOR, Ditton Priors, WV16 6TN 12.30 - 5 pm
WINDY RIDGE, Church Lane, Little Wenlock TF6 5BB 12 - 5 pm

Sunday 12th June:
GROOM'S COTTAGE, Waters Upton, Telford TF6 6NP 11 am - 4 pm
WINDY RIDGE, Church Lane, Little Wenlock TF6 5BB 12 - 5 pm
RUTHALL MANOR, Ditton Priors, WV16 6TN 12.30 - 5 pm
THE MOUNT, Bull Lane, Bishop's Castle, SY9 5DA 1 - 5.30 pm
SUNNINGDALE, 9 Mill Street, Wem, SY4 5ED

For more details of these gardens, please go to:
Children are admitted free to all Shropshire gardens
What better way to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee  than to host a garden party for friends, family and neighbours?  
We're inviting everyone, it doesn't matter whether your garden is large or small, tidy or untidy – it's a place for enjoyment.  This celebratory event gives us all an opportunity to share our gardens whilst raising funds for vital nursing and health charities.  It doesn't matter if you raise £20 or £200, every penny counts and it's a perfect excuse for a party!  Your garden party could be afternoon tea and cakes, prosecco by candlelight, a coffee morning and book swap or even a plant and produce sale by the front gates – the choice is yours and everyone can get involved.  Find out more here.