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Don't miss JOHN'S GARDEN OPEN DAY on SUNDAY JULY 2nd 10am-4pm  Read more

03Jun 2017

John’s Garden Open Day

The garden should be wearing its early summer finery with plenty of lovely herbaceous perennials including Iris ensata, primulas, astilbes and Itoh peonies together with a fine show of flowering cornus, azaleas, daphnes and clematis. The tropical border makes a statement with it dramatic foliage and exotic hot colours while the rock garden and pool are full of interest with many unusual and choice plants to enthrall the alpine enthusiast. A ruin garden on the patio is a unique and fascinating feature and there is an exciting new fern stump garden…plus some inspirational summer pots to be discovered throughout the garden.

A view through the rock garden

A corner of the rock garden

‘John’s Garden’ at Ashwood Nurseries is a wonderful three acre private garden created by nursery owner John Massey VMH. Informal borders, island beds, woodland dells and a wildlife meadow are set against the beautiful backdrop of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. This is a garden for all seasons with magnificent collections of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and conifers adding to the interest all year round. 

STOP PRESS: This Open Day is to be dedicated to the memory of  the late Margaret Morgan, Ashwood’s much loved volunteer.

Essential information:

SATURDAY JUNE 3rd 2017 10am- 4pm (last entrance)

ENTRANCE CHARGE £5.00 (Cash payment only please) Entire entrance proceeds are donated to our Charity of the Year

Margaret Morgan ‘Maggie’ greeting visitors to John’s Garden

The Wildlife Meadow will be open today with plenty of information about our conservation work.

What else is happening today?

11am: Memorial Tree Planting with a short musical tribute by folk singers Eve and John

2pm-3pm: ‘SONGS FROM THE SHOWS’ performed by members of Stourbridge Operatic Society, a musical tribute to the late Margaret Morgan, Ashwood’s much-loved volunteer and long-serving member of Stourbridge Operatic (weather permitting)

Welsh cakes (baked to Margaret’s recipe) will be served in The Tea Room.

More dates for your diary:

John’s Garden is also open for charity on other selected dates throughout the year. Read more

Group visits:

Group visits can be arranged to John’s Garden. Read more

Iris ensata in the canal-side border

Iris ensata in the canal-side border

The Itoh peonies will be putting on a show

The Itoh peonies should be putting on a show