Withington Open Gardens Trail

posted 30 May 2011, 04:31 by Nick Maton-Williams   [ updated 1 Aug 2011, 05:25 ]
UPDATE: The Withington Open Gardens trail took place under dark skies and in driving rain, but still succeeded in attracting a lively selection of the hardiest of Shropshire’s gardeners. The event raised £510 for St John the Baptist Church and the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust.
Thanks to Val Nolan for organising the event and to all the villagers who shared their lovingly cared for gardens or helped on the day.
The Withington Open Gardens Trail takes place on Sunday 12 June, 12.30 - 4.00 pm.

The event is organised by friends of St. John the Baptist Church and is in aid of Shropshire Historic Churches Trust and St. John the Baptist Church. Admission is £3.50 per person.

Come along with friends and enjoy a great afternoon exploring gardens large and small!


  • Afternoon teas & refreshments
  • Afternoon teas will be available from Rowan House, including a wide selection of village made cakes. Refreshments will also be available from Fields Cottage.
  • Plant stalls
  • Plants from local gardens will be for sale on the Village Green and at Fields Cottage.
  • Visitor Parking
  • Visitors are able to park on the Village Green where a trail map, which gives entry to all the gardens, can be purchased. Admission is £3.50 per person. 
  • St John the Baptist Church
  • The village church will be open for viewing throughout the event.

Map and key to gardens and facilities


1   The Old Hall
2   Arbutus Haven
3   Mythrandyr
4   Field House
5   12 Woodlands Close
6   Dayborn
7   Copper Beeches
8   Rowan House
9   Yew Tree Cottage
10  Millbrook House
11  Fields Cottage
12  Rosedale

A - Parking & Plant Stalls (Village Green)

B - Afternoon Teas & Cakes (Rowan House) Refreshments and plant stall also available at Fields Cottage

C - Toilets (Parish Rooms)

D - St. John the Baptist Church

E - Hare & Hounds Pub