Shropshire Historic Churches Trust

Open Gardens Leaflet 2017

The Open Gardens 2017 leaflet is available here with four new gardens and a list of specialist plant fairs.


Open Garden Scheme 2016


The programme of the Open Garden Scheme has now been completed and we have raised a total of £18857. This is somewhat less (£4695) than last year but when we consider the indifferent summer we have just had. I consider it to be a reasonable result and it represents our seventh best total (no disaster!)


The footfall drops dramatically when it rains and this year it rained on no less than 13 different events. Our best result this year was Ryton (Nr Shifnal) who had 302 visitors and raised a total of £2179. This result confounds all our past experience for it rained heavily throughout the afternoon and I am still wondering how they managed to do this and what their secret might be.


As soon as one season finishes the new one begins and the invitations for 2017 have now been sent out. Two early replies are most exciting the 6 gardens of Morville-how nice it is to have them back in the list after several years absence and the garden at Cwm Weeg just over the border in Powys.

It is still not too late to let me have any  leads for 2017.


Roland Bream