Opening dates and times:For NGS: Suns 21 July; 25 Aug (2-6)
For other opening times and information, please phone or see garden website
Admission:Adm £4, chd £1
Contact:Lee & Pamela Wheeler
Location:6m W of Much Wenlock.
Signed from B4371 Much Wenlock to Church Stretton Rd and from A458 Shrewsbury to Much Wenlock Rd at Harley
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Description:'A slice of heaven' and 'inspirational': typical comments from visitors to this 3-acre garden which incl mature wildlife pond, mixed island beds, lime avenue, large kitchen garden; parterre; stream and woodland. All-season colour is provided by a rose garden and ornamental trees, large range of attractive perennials and shrubs
Groups by appointment
In the press:Featured in Shropshire Star, Shropshire Magazine, Shropshire Life and Gardening Which?
Further details:The garden is situated in glorious Apedale with splendid views of Wenlock Edge. It includes a number of semiformal and informal features, which are in sympathy with and draw in the surrounding rural landscape. Semi-formal features include the lime avenue and two large island beds. These beds are planted to provide interest throughout the year with stalwarts like helianthus, rudbekia and sages providing colour late into autumn. One bed focuses on primary colours (reds, blues and yellows) and the other on more muted shades (pinks, greys, mauves etc). The grass around the lime avenue is allowed to grow and forms a delightful spring meadow full of cuckoo flower in Spring. There are further areas of meadow which provide a home for summer flowering wild flowers. These areas are not cut until late in the season. The large wild life pond is surrounded by wild grasses, reeds, bullrushes, alder and dogwood, but one area of bank is cultivated with ornamental grasses, irises, crocosmia, hemerocallis and schizostylis and provides colour late into the autumn. Dragonflies flit around the pond in the summer sun. Other large open areas are planted with ornamental trees, including some interesting cornus and various birch varieties. These will create sheltering groves in a few years. The newly planted wood has rhododendrons, camellias, hydrangeas (serrata and macrophylla), viburnums and the usual woodland underplantings.