Wollerton Old Hall

One of my favourite gardens to visit is Wollerton Old Hall near Market Drayton, Staffordshire.




This garden of approximately 4 acres has lovingly been built over the last 30 years by the charming John & Lesley Jenkins, and is currently tended by Head Gardener Andrew Humphris and his small team.

Attached to a 16th century house the garden reveals a series of rooms each with its own ambience and look, with vistas in almost every direction. The garden is anchored by yew hedging, topiary and several wooden gates, arches and arbours, and feels as though it is certainly as old as the hall itself – which, of course, it is not.

The planting is colourful, exuberant and, at times, flabbergasting! Throughout its opening season from Good Friday until the end of August the displays fluctuate and change so it is well worth visiting more than once.

As it is at heart a private garden it is best to check its opening days, and when you plan your trip you must allow time to browse the plant sale and sample the fantastic food on offer in the cafe – lovely cake!

Below are a few of my photos from recent visits – enjoy.






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  • Janet Bartee

    wondering how one would overwinter this if in a pot in zone 4?

    • Dawn

      Hi there. Sorry for the day in replying. This hydrangea should be hardy enough for Zone 4. It will need good drainage in the pot so it never sits in sodden soil, and you could add some mulch for the top of the pot once winter comes. Pruning should take place late winter / early spring. Dawn

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