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January 11, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Gardeners’ Question Time – Fri 19 May

When the weather is this awful, why not book yourself into something in the spring or summer, starting with Gardeners’ Question Time at Apley Farm Shop. It’s a charity event organised by the Telford Centre Rotary Club to raise funds to help eradicate polio completely.

The panel of expert gardeners will include:

David Wassell MBE – Landscape designer & Chelsea Gold medallist in the prestigious large gardens category; head of landscape contracts London Royal Parks including St James’s Park & the garden at 10 Downing Street

Phil Allen – Head Gardener of Apley Walled Garden, Horticulturalist & occasional gardening expert on BBC Radio Shropshire.

Paul Shuttleworth – Paul will host our Question Time on 19 May. He also hosts BBC Radio Shropshire’s popular Sunday Garden Questions programme

The programme for the evening

  • 5:30pm – Meet at Apley Farm Shop off the A442 South of Norton
  • 6-7:30pm – Conducted tour of the nearby beautiful & historic Apley Walled Garden in its lovely setting on the Apley Estate
  • 7:30-8pm – Glass of wine & canapes (included in ticket price). Barbecue (not included in ticket price) also available
  • 8-9:30pm – Gardeners’ Question Time (approx. end time)

Further information

In the event of inclement weather please bring waterproofs & or umbrellas & suitable shoes. Some walking is involved over rough or possibly muddy ground.

Christopher Mackrell                                      John Wesley                

07906 33 23 70                                                 07739 320 314


Apley Farm Shop (TF11 9EF*) is just off the A442 between Bridgnorth & Telford, on the south side of the village of Norton, known for its Hundred House.

* don’t go to Stockton church which shares the same postcode!

On arrival, please have tickets or copies of booking confirmation with you.

The Rotary Club of Telford Centre would like to thank Lord & Lady Hamilton for their kind help & support in the organisation of this event.

For updates on the event, see – or follow this blog

The polio appeal is managed in the UK by The Rotary Foundation of the UK: Charity no. 1002059.

Interested ? Click HERE for tickets.

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