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.