Go for a tour of a Shropshire garden

A garden near Churchstoke will feature in the National Open Gardens Scheme's calendar of online talks next month.

The owners of Hurdley Hall
The owners of Hurdley Hall

With most garden owners currently unable to open their gardens to the public to help the charity many are instead taking part in virtual tours.

On March 2 at 7pm, owners, Simon Cain and Simon Quin will give an online talk via the National Open Garden Scheme's website.

The two Simons bought Hurdley Hall in 2001 and after restoring the house set about creating a garden from scratch that would suit the harsh, rocky landscape of the Welsh Marches.

As well as opening for the National Garden Scheme it was a finalist in The English Garden’s ‘Nation’s Favourite Garden’ competition.

In their talk Simon and Simon will show how they have overcome the challenges of their location and created extensive borders, ponds, stone walling, topiary and a kitchen garden that has been merged into the landscape with traditional hay meadows, streamside walks, woodlands and an orchard

The garden, which sits behind Roundton Hill Nature Reserve, has everything from rows of lavender and deep herbaceous borders to a wild flower meadow, topiary and an orchard.

More details are available on ngs.org.uk/shop/online-events.

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