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About Wollerton Old Hall Garden

A beautiful garden which stands in a lovely rural location in a quiet village in north-eastern Shropshire, not far from Market Drayton. The Grade II-listed timber-framed hall was built in the 16th century, and is not open to the public, but it does form a lovely backdrop for these beautiful gardens. Covering 4 acres, it consists of a series of linked garden “rooms” filled with modern plantings.

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Hodnet Hall Gardens

Hodnet Hall Gardens

1.75km from Wollerton Old Hall Garden

The gardens at Hodnet were started in 1922 when there was only a marshy hollow in front of the house. This was excavated, dams built and a chain of seven lakes and pools was created, all planted out with rare trees and shrubs. Rhododendrons and camellias thrive in the acid soil; iris and other bog plants enjoy this fairly high rainfall area and their position around the pools.

Hawkstone Park Follies

Hawkstone Park Follies

4.75km from Wollerton Old Hall Garden

Hawkstone park follies is a magical place to visit, 100 acres of grade 1 listed lanscape, events, activities, walks and much more. Hawkstone Hall itself was established by Richard Hill of Hawkstone, also known as 'The Great Hill', circa 1707, whilst the follies, estate and reputation were mainly established by his nephew and heir Sir Rowland Hill, 1st Baronet Hill of Hawkstone (1705–1783) and Sir Richard Hill, 2nd Baronet in the 18th century.

Moreton Corbet Castle

Moreton Corbet Castle

8.95km from Wollerton Old Hall Garden

The impressive ruins of Moreton Corbet Castle are the product of over 500 years of building. The earliest surviving remains are those of a stone castle begun in about 1200, including a fine gatehouse. The ruins are from two different eras: a medieval stronghold and an Elizabethan era manor house. The buildings have been out of use since the 18th century.

Battlefield Falconry Centre

Battlefield Falconry Centre

16.22km from Wollerton Old Hall Garden

Battlefield Falconry Centre has a wonderful collection of over 30 birds, and a good variety of species of owl, hawk, and falcon. There is a Hawk Walk, a Bird of Prey Experience, and a Bird Handling session to choose from, all of which give older kids a chance to get close to, and even fly some beautiful birds. Full training and equipment are provided, plus some interesting information about the birds from the experienced falconer.

Haughmond Abbey

Haughmond Abbey

16.57km from Wollerton Old Hall Garden

Haughmond Abbey is a ruined 12th-century Augustinian abbey in a lovely rural setting. The abbey roots go back to the 11th century when a small religious community was established here. The buildings fell into disrepair and the church was largely destroyed, although the remains of some of the domestic buildings remain impressive. The site is now in the care of English Heritage and is open to the public during the summer.

The Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden

16.62km from Wollerton Old Hall Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden is a charitable garden trust, set up by Colonel Harry Clive as a place of rest and continued horticultural education for the general public. Located in glorious countryside on the North Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire borders, the garden is both formal and informal, hosting a network of paths that invite the visitor to explore and discover the intimacy and tranquility of the garden.

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Shropshire

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Shropshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. It is bordered by Wales to the west and the English counties of Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the southeast, and Herefordshire to the south.

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