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The Dower House Garden

Bridgnorth Shropshire England
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The Dower House Garden is composed of a series of gardens in the style of different historical periods, each one identified with a particular individual or family who lived at Morville in the past.

The Hall itself dates back to the sixteenth century, but there was a Benedictine monastery occupying the site in medieval times, and this is where our story begins, with the Cloister Garden. The first owners of the house are commemorated by the Elizabethan Knot Garden, with its intricate pattern of sweet-smelling herbs. Then there is a 17th-century florist’s garden, an early 18th-century water garden, a Regency flower garden complete with miniature temple, a Victorian rose border, an Edwardian fruit and vegetable garden, and a romantic late 19th-century wilderness. 

Visit in April and May for stunning displays of old hyacinths in the Canal Garden, flamboyant old striped tulips in the Plat, and fruit trees in blossom - a medley of old varieties of apples, pears, plums, damsons, cherries, quince and medlar. Mid-May to the end of June is the time for roses: the Dower House Garden contains hundreds of fascinating historic varieties, all arranged in appropriate period settings - but most of these lovely roses only bloom once, so don't delay! July to August is a quieter time, when fragrant white lilies and old fashioned sweet peas fill the garden with scent; this is the time too to see clematis and the extensive agapanthus collection. September is perhaps Katherine's favourite time, when the Michaelmas daisy collection is in bloom, the apples are ripening and there is the first hint of autumn colour in the maple trees. But whatever time you come, you are assured of a warm welcome and a delicious homemade cream tea. 
The Dower House Garden is 3 miles from Bridgnorth and 5 miles from Much Wenlcock on the A458. Open 2- 6 pm, Weds, Suns. & Bank Hol. Mons, April to September.
Telephone 01746 714407

The Gardens at Glansevern

Welshpool Powys Wales
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Glansevern Hall Gardens, The Potting Shed Café and Estate Shop


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The Dorothy Clive Garden

Market Drayton Shropshire England
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The peaceful and serene Dorothy Clive Garden was created in 1940 when Colonel Harry Clive began his transformation of a disused Victorian quarry for his wife Dorothy, who was suffering from Parkinson's disease. The garden became the focus of Colonel Clive's life and in 1958 he set up the Willoughbridge Garden Trust to preserve Dorothy's memory.


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Mucklestone Plant Nursery

Market Drayton Shropshire England
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Specialist Plant Centre

Mucklestone Nurseries is specialises in a complimentary range of plants better suited to the cooler, wetter, more acidic conditions of the north and west of Britain. 


shrops-mucklest-2Mucklestone Nurseries is a plant nursery set up by William and Louise Friend. Their main nursery and home is in Kent where they grow 'Mediterranean' plants, suited to the dry, exposed but mild micro-climate of the Isle of Thanet and chalk soils. At Mucklestone Nurseries they are able to grow a complimentary range of plants suited to the moister, more acidic conditions of the west and north of Britain, including a wide range of bamboos, trees. shrubs and perennials. The garden areas and arboretum extend around the Farmhouse, Nursery and Business centre areas allowing the maintenance of stocks of a wide range of plants of proven name, hardiness and suitability to the area for propagation. William compares the operation of his sites to the Oxford gardens and parks of his alma mater and the biblical Oasis of Ein Gedi , as both a community home and workplace amongst a living plant collection . The Ein Gedi kibbutz , by the dead sea, has built up a unique botanical collection of dessert plants from around the world.

We are /offer :
 A family run plant nursery in a stunning rural landscape.
 Close to David Austin's Roses, Hodnet, Wollaton, Bridgemere, Trentham and Dorothy Clive Gardens
 A 1000 different trees shrubs and perennials suitable to local conditions available- which can be seen growing around the gardens and grounds.
 Christmas Trees of all sizes cut to order during 1st week of December .
 business premises available to rent .
 fishing club membership .
Visitors can explore the gardens , fishing lakes and business areas during open hours .

Mucklestone Nurseries is in a stunning location, with views across to North Wales and Shropshire and across to Mucklestone Church.Generations of William's family have served the parish as Rectors of St. Mary's. Mucklestone Garden and Businesess Centre are set amongst extensive native woodlands, ponds and natural unimproved meadows, these are managed to enhance these habitats for the many species found there such as wild daffodils and native dormice.
Mucklestone Nurseries and Business Center has a Spring Woodland Trail starting from the nursery. Items of of geological, botanical and general interest can be seen along the route. A full copy of these 'teachers notes' and map is available to download, and can form a useful teaching aid for students of all ages. The trail from the Nursery can be taken during opening hours in April and the first week of May.
Plants from both nurseries are available on the website www.botanyplants.co.uk. for order and can be taken to either nursery for collection. The nursery is open Wed-Thurs all year and Saturdays from April-July , at other times make an appointment – please check with Chris first.
Mucklestone Garden and Business centre is home to many small businesses, directly on the farm, the nursery buildings ,the woodyard and also in the Business Centre- the main block is in the old farm buildings in the village, and Beasley Barns are in the middle of the farm in a picturesque parkland area , that used to host the North Staffordshire point to point races on Easter Saturday for many years. If you are looking to relocate your business, or just looking for a 'mancave' or 'studio space' why not join us in this attractive rural setting , where we can tailor premises to your requirements. Will 07714241668 .

Wed.-Fri., all year , + Sat. (Apr. – July, & Dec)
Phone or text Chris M: 07708 534356

Mucklestone Fisheries

004-768x512We have a range of fishing lakes at Mucklestone Fisheries . Enjoy a pleasant time in quiet surroundings . Limited membership numbers .
Fishing for Members Only , Download membership application form below . Joining fee £10, Membership £30/yr.. Renewal from 1st Jan thereafter . Trial Day as Guest of member -free . Children under 16 free with adult member . Trial Day , £10/day – prior payment with application form at Nursery, refunded on joining .
Late /lapsed renewals are subject to a further re-joining fee from 1st May .

Tel. William Friend – 07714 241668

Lingen Nursery & Garden

Bucknell Shropshire England
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