Wollerton Old Hall Garden
Created 30 years ago around a Tudor house (not open), this quality garden has achieved the highest “Good Garden Guide” rating and RHS Partnership status. Designed by the owner, Lesley Jenkins, this outstanding garden combines a strong structure with clever planting combinations using perennials.
The early spring shows of anemones, hellebores and trilliums are followed by tulips, aquilegias and sibirica iris’. The summer roses herald the arrival of the delphiniums which in turn give way to the dominance of stately hollyhocks and vibrant phlox.
August sees the hot garden ignited which still burns when the asters and euonymus seed capsules arrive in September. The garden has significant collections of rare perennials, salvias, paniculata phlox and clematis and many of these are available in the Plant Centre.
Wollerton appeared on BBC Gardeners World in July 2015. The Tea Room provides excellent lunches and teas with all the food being prepared freshly on the premises.
Opening Times: Public Days- Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Good Friday until the end of August 12 noon -5.00pm, additionally Thursdays in June, July and August but reducing to only Fridays only in September 12noon-5.00pm.
Admission Rates: Adults/Senior Citizens: £7.00 per person, Children 4-15 years: £1. Annual Ticket £20.00.
Group Rates: Garden groups welcome by appointment Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sundays. Minimum 20, Group rate £6.00 per person. Joint ticket available to groups for a visit to both Wollerton Old Hall Garden and Hodnet Hall Gardens, £12 per person. The two gardens are half a mile apart.
Facilities: Plant Sales, Lunches, Teas, large car park for cars.
Disabled Access: There is wheelchair access for a large part of the Garden. However some paths are grass and gravel and tumbling plant growth can make paths narrower in the latter part of the season
Tours/Events: Topic-specific garden tours with Head Gardener on selected Fridays. Lectures by garden personalities.
Coach Parking: Coaches welcome by appointment. Coach parking available on the lane outside the garden.
Length of Visit: 2 – 4 hours, depending upon level of plant and design interest.
Booking Contact: Lucie Jenkins. Wollerton Old Hall Garden, Wollerton, Market Drayton, TF9 3NA.
Telephone: 01630 685760
Location: The garden is brown-signed off the A53 between the A41 junction and Hodnet.