Six on Saturday: Wollerton Old Hall

Yesterday I met up with three ex-colleagues to visit Wollerton Old Hall. near Market Drayton in Shropshire, about an hour’s journey from home; this was my third visit, and the garden remains one of my favourites. Four acres in size, it is a relatively small garden set around an attractive sixteenth century house that is not open to the public. Designed and developed since 1984, the garden is made up of a number of garden rooms full of richly planted borders, topiary and subtle water features as well as a shade garden and small woodland. Although still on a different scale to most people’s gardens, there is nevertheless a feeling of relaxed and friendly intimacy about it, with numerous design ideas and planting combinations that would work in a more mundane setting.  I have not yet visited in other than the summer season, but having now bought the guide book with its wonderful year-round photos I need to remedy this soon. A very lovely garden….

I am linking my six photos of the garden with Jon the Propagator’s Six on Saturday meme.

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16 Responses to Six on Saturday: Wollerton Old Hall

  1. Lora Hughes says:

    A beautiful setting. It seems the rooms are designed around a long path or vista such as the water feature. Was that a repeated theme or were those the ones you enjoyed most?

  2. Heyjude says:

    A garden I often meant to visit but never got around to when I lived in Ludlow. One day perhaps. it does look special.

  3. Thanks for sharing this. I’m just over an hour away but I’ve never been. I’ll have to check it out 🙂

  4. That looks like a most wonderful place to visit Cathy. You are so fortunate to have so many stunning gardens available in your country. You go far and wide to find that kind of gardening here in the U.S.

    • Cathy says:

      Yes, I agree we are lucky here – there are dozens of gardens within an easily travellable catchment, and of course with some private gardens opening on certain days there will always be somewhere new to visit – or a repeat visit to my favourites!

  5. It’s been on my list for years! 2020.

  6. Cathy is a wonderful garden and seems very special, I love it. The flowers are beautiful and the recurring theme of the water is very relaxing. You are very lucky in Britain having so many fabulous gardens to visit. Affectionate greetings from Margarita.

  7. tonytomeo says:

    I am sorry I missed the Six on Saturday last week. I am more than a week behind schedule.

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