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Gardens open in Shropshire for the National Garden Scheme 

week commencing Saturday 6th May

Five gardens open this week.  HENLEY HALL, Henley, Ludlow, SY8 3HD is open on Sunday 7th May from 10 am to 5 pm.   2m E of Ludlow. 1½m from A49. Take A4117

signed to Clee Hill & Cleobury Mortimer. On reaching Henley, the gates to

Henley Hall are on R when travelling towards Clee Hill. Admission £6, children free. Home-made teas. Dogs on leads welcome.

Henley Hall offers a mixture of formal and informal gardens. The historic elements include a formal lawn, stone staircase with balustrades, a ha-ha and an ornate stone arched bridge with decorative weirs over the river Ledwyche, created in 1874. Other highlights include walkways along the banks of the river and woodland paths. The listed Orangery will serve as a ‘pop-up’ tea room at the garden opening. Some parts of the garden are accessible by wheelchair.

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For further details, map and pictures visit www.ngs.org.uk

LONGNER HALL, Atcham, Shrewsbury, SY4 4TG is also open on Sunday 7th May from 2 pm to 5 pm. 4m SE of Shrewsbury. From M54 follow A5 to Shrewsbury, then B4380 to

Atcham. From Atcham take Uffington Rd, entrance ¼m on L. Admission £6, children free. Home-made teas. Refreshments in aid of St Eatas Church, Atcham. 

A long drive approach through parkland designed by Humphry Repton. Walks lined with golden yew through extensive lawns, with views over Severn Valley. Borders containing roses and herbaceous shrubs, also ancient yew wood. Enclosed 1 acre walled garden open to NGS visitors. Mixed planting, garden buildings, tower and game larder. Short woodland walk around old moat pond which is not suitable for wheelchairs.

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For further details, map and pictures visit www.ngs.org.uk

OTELEY, Ellesmere, SY12 0PB is the third garden open on Sunday 7th May from 11 am to 4 pm.  1m SE of Ellesmere. Entrance out of Ellesmere past Mere, opposite Convent near to A528/495 junction.  Admission £6, children free. Light refreshments. Dogs on leads welcome.

10 acres running down to The Mere. Walled kitchen garden, architectural  features, many old interesting trees. Rhododendrons, azaleas, wild woodland walk and views across Mere to Ellesmere. First opened in 1927 when the National Garden Scheme started. Beautiful setting on the Mere.

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For further details, map and pictures visit www.ngs.org.uk

GOLDSTONE HALL GARDENS, Goldstone, Market Drayton, TF9 2NA is open for the NGS on Wednesday May 10th from 11 am to 4.30 pm. 5m N of Newport

on A41. Follow brown signs from Hinstock. From Shrewsbury A53, R for A41

Hinstock & follow brown signs & NGS signs. Admission £7.50,

children free. Cream teas.


5 acres with highly productive beautiful kitchen garden. Unusual vegetables and fruits - alpine strawberries; heritage tomatoes, salad, chillies, celeriac. Roses in walled garden from May; Double herbaceous in front of old English garden wall  Lawn aficionados will enjoy the stripes, Extensive kitchen garden, Majority of garden can be

accessed on gravel and lawns.

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For further details, map and pictures visit www.ngs.org.uk

NEEN VIEW, Neen Sollars, Cleobury Mortimer, DY14 9AB is also open on Wednesday 10th May from 12 pm to 5 pm.   3m from the Market Town of Cleobury Mortimer. From A456 past Mamble, turn R at Neen Sollars, follow lane to Live & Let Live for parking. From Cleobury take the Tenbury Rd, turn L & L again then up the hill to Neen View gardens. Admission £5, children free. Dogs on leads welcome.

A woodland garden with stunning panoramic views of the Clee Hills and Teme Valley. Mature trees including azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons. Wildlife ponds and wildflower meadow. There are plenty of seats to enjoy the views. Walking around you will find a ruined Bothy and Japanese stream garden.

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For further details, map and pictures visit www.ngs.org.uk

Athough some of our gardens take payment by card reader. it is often difficult to connect to 4G or Wifi in rural areas, so please have cash available.

More dates for your diary

Saturday 13th May - The Paddock, Annscrost, Shrewsbury, SY5 8AN

Saturday 13th May - Rorrington Lodge, Rorrington, Chirbury, SY15 6BX

Suday 14th May - The Ferns, Newport Street, Clun, SY7 8JZ

Sunday 14th May - The Leasowes, Cound, Shrewsbury, SY5 6AF

Sunday 14th May - Longden Manor, Plealey, SY5 0XL

Saturday 20th May - Kinton Grove, Kinton, SY4 1AZ

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May - Ruthall Manor, Ditton Priors, WV16 6TN

Sunday 21th May and Tuesday 23rd May - Brownhill House, Ruyton XI Towns, SY4 1LR

Sunday 21st May - Stanley Hall Gardens, Bridgnorth, WV16 4SP

    If you love gardens and have a little time to spare, why not consider joining our friendly team of over 30 volunteers in Shropshire. From distributing leaflets to promote the gardens, helping with publicity or manning the gate on open days, there are lots of ways to get involved. Find out more by emailing our Volunteers Coordinator, Sheila Jones, [email protected]

    We are always on the lookout for new gardens to open for us, so if you would like to find out more, contact our County Organiser, Andy Chatting, [email protected]

    Children free in all Shropshire gardens
    A great day out for all the family

    Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors nationwide, the National Garden Scheme has donated over £67 million to nursing and health charities and in 2022 made an annual donation of £3.11 million. Our core beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute. Find out more about our beneficiaries on our website, www.ngs.org.uk.

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