Hodnet Hall Gardens
There have been gardens at Hodnet since the 11th century when the Heber-Percy family constructed their first house in the parkland. More serious development began in 1921, and today the 63 acres are among the finest landscape gardens in the country. Forest trees provide a backdrop for formal gardens that give delight during every season. There are also woodland walks among flowering shrubs, and a daisy chain of ornamental pools.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Mainly path and gravel pathways
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open 1 Apr-30 Sep, every Sun & BH Mon; 16 May, 13 Jun & 18 Jul. Plant fair 3-4 Jun. National Garden Scheme 11 Jun. Plant Fair 2-3 June
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About The area
Perhaps nowhere else in England will you find a county so deeply rural and with so much variety as Shropshire. Choose a clear day, climb to the top of The Wrekin, and look down on that ‘land of lost content’ so wistfully evoked by A E Housman. Peer through your binoculars and trace the course of Britain’s longest river as the Severn sweeps through the county, from the Breidden Hills to Wyre Forest, slicing Shropshire in two. To the north is a patchwork of dairy fields, hedgerows, copses and crops, broken at intervals by rugged sandstone ridges such as Grinshill or Nesscliffe, and dissected by a complex network of canals.
Spilling over the border into neighbouring Cheshire and North Wales is the unique meres and mosses country, with serenely smooth lakes glinting silver, interspersed with russet-tinged expanses of alder-fringed peat bog, where only the cry of the curlew disturbs the silence. South of the Severn lies the Shropshire Hills AONB. It’s only when you walk Wenlock Edge that you fully discover what a magical place it is – glorious woods and unexpectedly steep slopes plunge to innumerable secret valleys, meadows, streams and farmhouses, all tucked away, invisible from the outside world.
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