On Sunday, May 12
Upper Shadymoor Farm, Stapleton
Piglets, lambs and miniature ponies on farm
10.30am till 5pm
Tea, cakes, beef and pork baps, hot dogs
Admission £5.00 adult, £3.00 child, family £12.00
In aid of Shropshire Historic Churches – St John the Baptist – Stapleton Church
Contact – [email protected]
This visit on the wild side combines gardens, woodlands of swathes with bluebells, a collection of farm animals and an opportunity to see firsthand lifestyle camping tents – frequently referred to as “glamping,” plus of course refreshments.
Upper Shadymoor Farm, Stapleton opens its gate on Sunday, May 12, in aid of Stapleton Church and Shropshire Historic Churches.
The garden was established just ten years ago, however Shadymoor can be found in the Victoria County History of Shropshire and reference dates back to 1284 when Robert of Stapleton was granted a licence by the King to impark Alesmore.
The bluebells are found in ancient woodland close to the Upper Shadymoor Farm steading. The farm’s courtyard is softly formal with island and pleached lime. To the front of the house an eclipsed lawn is bordered by shrubs and perennials, giving way to the garden pool.
The jewel is the vista over the haha wall with outlook over three lakes, this red deer enclosure is edged by ancient woodland together with strident alder growing by the stream. Break away into the ancient woodland and you are treated to glorious carpets of bluebells.
From the wainhouse, where teas will be served outlooks to the orchard and garden pool are to be enjoyed. The tour is only complete after a walk to the Feather Down Farm Days tents, passing piglets, lambs and ponies, to see inside the cosy tents with wood-burning stoves. What this experience might lack in horticultural prowess we try to make up in rural idyll! Wellington boots or walking shoes recommended. More details www.shadymoor.co.uk
First lambs arrived just before the snow, spring really can’t be far away.