Have you visited Hurdley Hall near Churchstoke?

Do you remember the wonderful setting adjoining the Roundton Hill Nature

Reserve, the rows of lavender alongside paths, the herbaceous boarders, the mown paths through the wild flower meadow, the topiary and the orchard?

Then you will know why it has been shortlisted as one of 30 favourite gardens that open their gate to the public

to raise funds for the National Garden Scheme.  

The English Garden, the National Garden Scheme and Viking Cruises have joined forces this year to find the Nation’s

Favourite Gardens.

A panel of judges has selected a shortlist of gardens from across England and Wales. Hurdley Hall is one of five selected for Wales and the Marches.

You can vote for Hurdley Hall by visiting

https://www.theenglishgarden.co.uk/ngs/ and you could also win a fantastic River Danube cruise for two with Viking. Voting closes on 30 September. The winners – one for each of the six regions, and one overall champion – will be revealed in the autumn.

Hurdley Hall has completed its openings for this year, but will open again next year by arrangement and on three days during the summer.

Although our summer openings have now finished, we can look forward to enjoying autumn colour in gardens open September and October.

It is not too late to arrange a visit to some gardens. If you have friends and family visiting or want a special afternoon out why not contact the owner and arrange a time for an exclusive visit to one of these gardens.

Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors, the National Garden Scheme has donated over £58m to charity since 1927.

Could you help raise even more funds by opening your garden? To find out more contact the county organiser, Susan Paynton, on 01686 650531.



Tregynon, SY16 3EW. Sydney Thomas: 01686 650307


Apr-Nov: HEBRON, Knighton, LD7 1HP Kevin Collins & Anita Lewis

01547 529576



All Year: LLYSDINAM, Newbridge-on-Wye, LD1 6NB

Mary Elster: 01597 860190



Apr-Nov: PLAS DINAM, Llandinam, SY17 5DQ

Eldrydd Lamp, 07415 503554,



Apr-Sep: PONT FAEN HOUSE, Farrington Lane, Knighton, LD7 1LA

Mr John & Mrs Brenda Morgan, 01547 520847


May-Sep: 1 CHURCH BANK, Welshpool, SY21 7DR Mel & Heather Parkes

01938 559112,



May-Sep: TRANQUILLITY HAVEN, Whitton, LD7 1NJ Val Brown

01547 560070



May-Sep: WHITE HOPTON FARM, Sarn SY16 4EN Claire Austin

01686 670342



Jun-Sep: 1 YSTRAD HOUSE, Knighton, LD7 1EB John & Margaret Davis

01547 528154




Llanbedr, NP8 1SP Robin & Philippa Herbert

01873 812164






Good morning, Nick, 

We don't have a garden opening w/e 31 August-1 September, but there are still 10 which open by arrangement ... and much more exciting I

would like to highlight the success of Hurdley Hall which has been shortlisted for the Nation's Favourite Garden competition and to encourage your readers to vote for this wonderful garden! I do hope that you feel that this is something you can include in

the County Times.


I attach some images of the gardens at Hurdley Hall  (please credit Fiona Lea) and an image of  Plas Dinam (open by arrangement)


Thank you





Helen Anthony

Publicity Officer


National Garden Scheme, Powys

Tel: 01686 941795

Website: ngs.org.uk

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