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Signs of spring are everywhere in south Shropshire
8:00am Tuesday 12th February 2013 in News
SIGNS of spring are everywhere in south Shropshire and no more so than in some of the loveliest gardens, open for the National Gardens Scheme.
“After the traumas of winter the snowdrops are the most glorious indication that better weather is not far away,” says Chris Neil, NGS County Organiser for Shropshire.
One of the best displays of early snowdrops in the county is at Millichope Park in Munslow.
This private estate features 14 acres of historic landscape gardens with lakes, 18th century cascades, wonderful woodland walks and, of course, in early spring, an extensive show of snowdrops.
Millichope Park will be open to the public for the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday, February 24 between 2pm and 6pm.
It is on the B4368, 8 miles north east of Craven Arms.
Entrance is £4 for adults, children free – even wellbehaved dogs are welcome to come and enjoy the parkland walks.
All proceeds on the day will go to NGS charities, which include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care; Help the Hospices and Crossroads Care.
This year, the guest charity is Parkinson’s UK. In addition, NGS supports gardening benevolent charities and works with the National Trust to train “heritage”
gardeners of the future. For more information, visit: www.ngs.org.uk.