The beautiful county of Shropshire is jam-packed full of rolling hills, dramatic valleys, and historic towns. But did you know that it’s also home to some of the most glorious gardens and picturesque parks in the whole of the UK?! Check out our top 5 gardens and parks in Shropshire below…
Below the celebrated Powis Castle lies a gorgeous garden steeped in history. Widely considered one of the finest surviving examples of a medieval garden, this multi-layered space combines impressive Italianate terraces, fantastic flower borders, tremendous topiary, and awe-inspiring views. Visitors from near and afar come to marvel at the dramatic yew hedges, delicate dancing statues and lavish herbaceous borders. From the first spring bulbs to the crisp winter frosts, Powis Gardens is well worth a visit all year round.
The Quarry is Shrewsbury’s vast 29-acre parkland, with The Dingle Garden at its core. This floral masterpiece was created by renowned gardener Percy Thrower, boasting ornamental flowerbeds, lush grassland, manicured lawns, dramatic rockeries, well-groomed shrub beds and charming water features. The Dingle Garden is home to the world-famous annual Shrewsbury Flower Show, which sees the gardens come alive with more than 3 million blooms and some top-class entertainment.
Nestled in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, the award-winning David Austin Rose Gardens house the National Collection of English Roses. The 2-acre gardens are divided into 6 areas, with 6000 roses of 700 varieties to discover – including The Lion Garden, with its four long borders of shrub roses and herbaceous perennials, and The Long Garden, with its an amazing collection of old roses. Enjoy a gentle stroll amongst the blooms and take in their glorious colours and heavenly fragrances, making for a truly wonderful day out.
This 18th Century estate comprises a remarkable Regency Mansion, 200 acres of picturesque parkland, and a wonderful walled garden. Originally created in the 1780s, Attingham Park’s lovingly restored Georgian kitchen garden and orchard is a hive of fascinating sights, sounds and scents. Discover blossoming shrubs in the spring, luscious lavender beds in the summer, and fruit trees with over 37 varieties of apple ready to be picked in the autumn season.
Uncover over 25 acres of diverse landscapes and exotic plants at Glansevern Gardens. Enter through handcrafted Ginkgo Gates and step into the original walled garden, full of fascinating flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Wander through the grounds to find beautiful borders of lavender and remarkable rose shrubs, before continuing through the Folly Garden. Admire the water-loving plants in the Water Garden, before finally stepping into the Formal Gardens with its traditional borders, peonies, and the Georgian Orangery.
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