2018 Gardens Open for the NGS & Other Charitable Events    

 

Birch Trees - Copmere End, Eccleshall,ST21 6HH
Surprising ½ acre SW-facing sun trap hidden from the road which takes advantage of the 'borrowed
landscape' of the surrounding countryside. Take time to explore the pathways
between the island beds which contain many unusual herbaceous plants, grasses
and shrubs; also vegetable patch, stump bed, alpine house, orchard and water
features.
Sunday 26 August,
Monday 27 August (1.30 - 5pm). Admission £3.50, children free. Home-made teas.
Also open Pershall Farm Cottage.
Visitors also welcome
by arrangement July & August, groups of 10 - 30. Please enquire about price
when booking.
Susan & John Weston
01785 850448
john weston123@btinternet.com

Coley Cottage - Coley Lane, Little Haywood,Stafford, ST18 0UU.
A plant lover’s cottage garden, full of subtle colours and perfume, every inch packed with
plants. Clematis and old roses covering arches, many hostas and agapanthus, a
wildlife pool, all designed to attract birds and butterflies. This garden is
now 10yrs old, trees, roses and herbaceous planting has become well
established.
Visited by radio Stoke.
Friday 1 June, Sunday17 June, Wednesday 8 August (11am - 4.30pm). Admission £3.00, children free.
Home-made teas in the garden.
Visitors also welcome
by arrangement June to August pre bookings 10+. Admission £2.50, children free.
Home-made teas.
Yvonne Branson
01889 882715
yvonnebranson@outlook.com
Wheelchair access
front garden only.


The Garth - 2 Broc Hill Way, Milford, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 0UB   
½ acre garden of many levels on Cannock Chase AONB. Acid soil loving plants. Series of small gardens,
water features, raised beds. Rare trees, island beds of unusual shrubs and
perennials, many varieties of hosta and ferns. Varied and colourful foliage,
summerhouse, arbours and quiet seating to enjoy the garden. Ancient sandstone
caves.
Sunday 3 June, Sunday 24 June (2 - 6pm). Admission £3.00, children free. Cream teas.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement. Please enquire about price when booking.

Mr & Mrs David Wright
01785 661182
anitawright1@yahoo.co.uk
www.anitawright.co.uk

Grafton Cottage - Barton-under-Needwood, DE13 8AL
A visitor commented
'your garden is a delight, the colours, planting, association of form all are
excellent one of the best gardens we have seen. Admired over 25 years. Coloured
themed borders with unusual herbaceous plants and perfume from old fashioned Roses,
Sweet peas, violas, dianthus, phlox and lilies. Particular interests are
viticella clematis, salvia, penstemon, cottage garden annuals and use of
foliage plants, pelargonium, parterre and babbling brook.

Sunday 1 July, Sunday 15 July, Sunday 29 July, Sunday 5 August (11.30am - 5pm). Admission £4.00,
children free. Home-made teas.
Visitors also welcome
by arrangement June to August min admission £80 if less than 20 people.
Admission £4.00, children free. Tea.
This garden also makes
a donation to Alzheimer's Research Trust.
Margaret & Peter
Hargreaves
01283 713639

The Old Vicarage - Fulford, nr Stone, ST11 9QS.

1½ acres of formal sloping garden around Victorian house. Sit on the terrace or in the summerhouse
to enjoy home-made cakes and tea amongst mature trees, relaxed herbaceous borders,
roses and a small pond. Move to the organic vegetable garden with raised beds,
fruit cage and very big compost heaps! In complete contrast, easy walk around
the natural setting of a two-acre reclaimed lake planted with native species
designed to attract wildlife. Waterfall, jetty, fishing hut, acer and fern
glade plus young arboretum provide more interest. Featured in Weekend
Telegraph.

Children will enjoy meeting the chickens and horses.
Sunday 22 July (1 - 5pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.

Mike & Cherry
Dodson
Wheelchair access to
most areas.

23 St Johns Road - Rowley Park, Stafford, ST17 9AS
Pass through the black and white gate of this Victorian house into a part-walled gardener’s haven.
Bulbs and shady woodlanders in Spring and masses of herbaceous plants and
climbers. Sit and enjoy home-made cakes by the pond or Victorian-style
greenhouse. Gardener is keen Hardy Plant Society member and sows far too many
seeds, so always something good for sale!

Our new outdoor kitchen is great for refreshments! The waterlily wildlife pond remains - with
the greenhouses - the beating heart of the garden. A growing interest in
alpines is leading to a proliferation of troughs. Whilst ferns, the quiet green
stars of shady areas are also increasing in number!

Sunday 18 March (2 -5pm). Combined admission with 29 St John's Road £5.00, children free.
Home-made teas.
Thursday 19 April (2 - 5pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Evening opening Friday 18 May (6.30 - 9pm). Combined admission with 29 St John's Road £7.00, children free. Wine.
Friday 8 June (2 - 5pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Wine and nibbles incl in adm Friday 18 May.

Visitors also welcome
by arrangement March to September groups of 10+. Admission £4.00, children
free. Home-made teas.
Fiona Horwath
07908 918181
fiona_horwath@yahoo.co.uk



29 St John's Road - Rowley Park, Stafford, ST17 9AP.
Against a backdrop of mature Hornbeams there are 2 acres of informal garden made up of many
complementary areas. View the wooded ‘dingly dell’, colourful terraces,
abundant kitchen garden, bronze armillary, water features, circular lawns plus
the roses and clematis that scramble through the trees. Don’t miss the working
area of the garden for the most upmarket compost bins – all made from decking.

Sunday 18 March (2 -
5pm). Combined admission with 23 St Johns Road £5.00, children free. Home-made
teas.
Evening opening Friday 18 May (6.30 - 9pm). Combined admission with 23 St Johns Road £7.00, children free. Wine.
May opening incl a glass of wine and nibbles.
Visitors also welcome
by arrangement March to September groups of 10+. Admission £5.00, children
free. Home-made teas.
Mrs Carol Shanahan
07831 453130
shanahanfamily@hotmail.com
The majority of the
garden is accessible by wheelchair and there are ramps at most of the steps

29 St John's Road,
Rowley Park, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 9AP
1m from Stafford town
centre, 2m from M6 J13. 2m on A449 to Stafford from M6 J13, turn L through the
gates into St Johns Rd. From Stafford A449 towards Wolverhampton, 1st R after
railway bridge. Private Park, please park considerately.




Yew Tree Cottage - Podmores Corner,Long Lane, White Cross,Haughton, ST18 9JR
Hardy Plant Society member's garden brimming with unusual plants. All-yr-round interest incl
Meconopsis, Trillium, and Arisaema. National Collection Dierama flowering in
July. ½-acre incl gravel, borders, vegetables and plant sales area. Covered
courtyard with oak-timbered vinery to take tea in if the weather is unkind, and
seats in the garden for lingering on sunny days.

Sunday 6 May (2 - 5pm), Thursday 10 May (11am - 4pm).
Every Thursday 5 July to 19 July (11am - 4pm).
Sunday 22 July (2 - 5pm).
Admission £3.50, children free. Home-made teas.
Visitors also welcome
by arrangement May to July. Admission £3.50, children free. Home-made teas.
Clive & Ruth Plant
07591 886925

pottyplantz@aol.com








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