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The Gardens of Morville Hall, Shropshire

By Angela @daisyangel1
Morville Hall is a grade 1 listed building owned by the National Trust, although the gardens and properties are managed by individual tenants. As such these are not usually open for the public to view. But this weekend was one of the open weekends operated by the National Garden Scheme, more commonly referred to as the NGS.  

Morville Hall Gardens, Shropshire

Morville Hall Gardens, Shropshire

On a Sunday afternoon of glorious sunshine my sister and I made the short journey to Morville Gardens, located between Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock in Shropshire

In total there were six gardens to tour:- 

  • No. 1 The Gate House
  • No. 2 The Gate House
  • The Dower House
  • The Cottage
  • Morville Hall
  • South Pavilion

The Gardens of Morville Hall, Shropshire

Alliums - The Dower House, Morville Gardens

Foxglove - The Dower House, Morville Gardens

Foxglove - The Dower House, Morville Gardens

The weather worked its magic and it was exceedingly busy. With a garden map in hand we set off to follow the garden trail. It always surprises me how greatly some gardens differ from one to another. Some quite formal and orderly, others more natural and disorganised.

The Cottage, Morville Gardens

The walled garden, The Cottage - Morville Gardens

The Gardens of Morville Hall, Shropshire

The Cottage, Morville Gardens


My favorite gardens were No.1 The Gate House and The Cottage. The No.1 Gate House was a tidy, organised garden with both flower and vegetable beds. The Cottage garden was surrounded by wonderful period walls along with quirky small outer building and an outside potting bench area. All adding to the character of this small garden.
It appeared to be a most successful day for Morville Hall Gardens, and a great deal of money raised for all the NGS charities. 

No 1 The Gate House, Morville Gardens

No 1 The Gate House, Morville Gardens


The Dower House, Morville Hall

A peek into The Dower House


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