Wollerton Old Hall is a 16th-century house with gardens of around four acres. Since 1984 these have been designed and developed by Lesley and John Jenkins and have become a beautiful modern garden in the English tradition, with hints of the 19th-century Arts and Crafts movement. There are a number of distinct gardens ideal for everyone from the experienced gardener who may be looking for ideas, to the casual visitor who just enjoys spending time in a beautiful garden.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Good Fri-May, Fri, Sun & BHs 12-5; Jun-Aug, Thu-Fri, Sun & BHs 12-5; Sep, Fri 12-5
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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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