Country Life '144 inspiring things to do in 2015'

'144 inspiring things to do in 2015'

In the last edition of Country Life 2014, they feature '12 best in 12 categories' of the wonders Britain has to offer; Gardens to visit, fabulous festivals, celebrations of rural life, historic anniversaries, car events, floating spectacles, wildlife, pubs, Arts blockbusters, seasonal eating, fieldsports and national treasures.

Wollerton has been voted one of the 12 gardens to visit in 2015! Other gardens in the same category include Bodnant in Clwyd and Chatsworth in Derbyshire.

RHS Jim Gardiner's Top Gardens 2014

We are thrilled to have been nominated in the 'Top 10 Formal Gardens' category by Executive Vice President of the RHS, Jim Gardiner. 

New home page image

We would like to say a big 'thank you' to Joe Wainwright, award winning photographer for our new home page image. Joe took this beautiful photograph of the Rill during the summer, earlier this year. 

Please visit his website for more stunning images 

AA Exploring Britain’s Country Gardens

It has been pointed out to us that Wollerton appears in the above book which was published in 2012.

Chris Beardshaw

After Chris used Wollerton to film his Chelsea Introduction on BBC2, we were delighted to see his article on Shropshire in the August Edition of English Country Garden.  Apart f

Clay Perry

This world-class photographer visited the garden in July 2014 and some of his photographs will be used to refresh this website.  He first visited the garden in 1991 and his icon

Wollerton Rose wins prize at the Nantes fragrance trials 2012

On 1 June 2012, the rose 'Wollerton Old Hall' won 2nd International Prize of the City of Nantes.

The fragrance was described as 'Powdery, heliotrope with a hint of creamy Magnolia/Osmanthus on a background of balsamic and Tonka Bean', which according to Robert Calkin, fragrance expert at David Austin Roses, is 'very much of a perfumer's description'.

Top 20 British Garden Makers.

On Saturday the 9th June, Stephen Lacey of The Telegraph voted John & Lesley Jenkins in the Top 20 of British Garden Makers. Others who featured in the list included Lord & Lady Cavendish of Holker Hall, Charles Jencks of Portrack House and Fergus Garrett of Great Dixter.

NEWSFLASH: Countryfile Magazine Awards 2012

Wollerton Old Hall Garden has been nominated in the 'Most Beautiful Garden' category in the Countryfile Magazine Awards 2012.

We are so thrilled to have been nominated for this award. Fans and supporters of the garden can votes for us by visiting the Countryfile website OR by emailing

As always your support is very much appreciated.

Winter 2012

After an incredibly mild Autumn and Winter so far, the garden is already bursting into life. This seems even earlier after the exceptionally cold winter of last year. It's amazing how often this happens, that extremes of weather are made up for by extremes in the other direction, for example dry summers are often followed by wet summers.

We should be making the most of this mild spell by enjoying the emerging flowering snowdrops, the hellebores which are bursting into life and the gorgeous cyclamen which have been in flower for well over a month.

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