Return to a Favourite Garden – Wollerton Old Hall – Post Covid Visit

The gardens at Wollerton Old Hall a half hour drive from home are a real treat. Sadly due to Covid-19 restrictions we have not visited for quite a while, but once able to we soon made a return visit.

We knew we were guaranteed a real treat and met up there with old friends from college days in late July. The hall and its welcoming plantings always set us up for what we have to look forward to.

The garden is a four acre site divided into many rooms of differing atmosphere and themes, each one a true delight. It was created in the second half of the 20th century and has never stopped developing in subtle ways.

Some rooms are strongly formal in structure and based mainly on greens while others overflow with colour. The rooms are entered through arches and gateways thus giving visitors lots of fresh surprises.

One of the many strengths of the design of the garden is the use of colour combinations and plant communities.

The favourite garden room of us and many other visitors is the hot border which is an exceptional display of planting for atmosphere which never fails to warm us up.

A strongly featured family of plants throughout Wollerton is the hydrangea family. They obviously enjoy the soil conditions and the balance of light and shade.

So there we have it, another wonderful visit to what is perhaps our favourite garden in Shropshire.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

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