Two NGS Gardens in One Weekend – Albrighton Moat

I think this is the first time we have visited two NGS gardens on the same weekend. On the Saturday we visited the Albrighton Trust Moat and Gardens, a community garden built around a C13 fortified manor house and moat [the house has disappeared but the moat remains]. We have never visited it before even though it is quite close but dates of opening have never worked out for us before.

Bloss0m and spring bulbs are always so welcoming and cheering.

After our usual coffee and cake we wandered around the moat and found a pool and bog garden in the process of renovation, with a wonderfully coloured acer alongside. We stopped now and again to admire massed planting of muscari, fritillaries, hellebores and narcissi and patches of primulas.

At the moment there is little to be seen of the pond and bog garden because of the renovations but the wonderful acer with its riot of spring foliage gave us plenty to see in this area of the garden.

As we explored the rest of the garden we came across some interesting vistas, little cameos and sculpture.

So now to finish here is a short gallery of some of the plants which caught my eye. We hope you enjoyed this visit to Albrighton Moat.My next post will be all about our visit to the second NGS garden we enjoyed the same weekend.

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.

4 replies on “Two NGS Gardens in One Weekend – Albrighton Moat”

Now I know Albrighton from my Wolverhampton art college days ,which amazingly I started 50 years ago next year – 1973 ! Never heard of the Moat though so I looked up it’s great website. Looks a fascinating project.

Amazing garden adventure! Beautiful flowers, and I’m definitely partial to the Hellebores. As always, I’m impressed with your coffee and cake before gardening. You guys definitely know how to do a garden tour. 🙂

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