Wollerton Old Hall opens its gardens for the British Red Cross in June


Wollerton Old Hall will open its gardens to the British Red Cross on Wednesday 19 June when visitors can support the vital work of the British Red Cross thanks to the generosity of Lesley and John Jenkins.

Taking place in Market Drayton, TF9 3NA from 6.30 – 10.00pm, the Open Gardens event is set around the 16th-century hall house.

The four-acre garden has been divided into several smaller gardens with winding paths and hedges each with their own theme and character. The large range of perennials has enabled salvias, clematis, crocosmias and roses to flourish.

Visitors can enjoy a glass of fizz and canapes as they experience the vivid colours and fragrances of each garden.

Red Cross senior community fundraiser in Shropshire, Caroline Savage, said: “We’d like to thank Lesley and John Jenkins for their wonderful hospitality by welcoming members of the public to Wollerton Old Hall. Events such as these are so important for helping us to spread the power of kindness.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s a flood, a first aid emergency or loneliness, when crisis strikes, whatever the scale, there’s always an impact on individuals. The funds raised from our Open Gardens events make a huge difference to our work.”

Tickets are £15 and available from: They will also be available on the day.

There will be car parking and limited wheelchair access because the terrain off the main paths is rough. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Directions: Wollerton Old Hall is tourist-brown sign posted off the A53 between the A41 junction at Tern Hill and Hobnet.

For more information please contact Caroline Savage by emailing: or by ringing 07738 340581.

To find out more about the British Red Cross please visit:

Photo taken by: Phil Smith.


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