7:30pm 7:30pm

Talk by Chris Beardshaw

Chris Beardshaw is an internationally renowned award winning garden designer. Chris is a hugely popular show garden designer, having produced award winning schemes at all of the RHS shows as well as many international flower and garden shows. He has already collected over 30 awards including many RHS Best in Show's and Gold awards as well as a growing selection of international accolades.

Tickets £10.00 Non-refundable

Ticket Orders from Kathryne Horobin
 on 078663 74558 or 01630 684048

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5:30pm 5:30pm

Charity Gardeners’ Question Time

Charity Gardeners’ Question Time in aid of Rotary International’s campaign to eradicate polio worldwide.

Together with Lady Hamilton of the Apley Estate near Bridgnorth, the Rotary Club of Telford Centre are  organising a charity event at the Apley farm Shop on 19th May.

It will include a tour of the Apley walled garden followed by wine and canapés at the farm shop and a Gardeners' Question Time session hosted by Paul Shuttleworth of BBC Radio Shropshire with an expert panel led by David Wassell MBE, Chelsea Gold Medallist and one-time head of landscape contract London Royal Parks.

Expert Panel to Include:

 David Wassell MBE - Landscape designer & Chelsea Gold medallist in the prestigious large gardens category; former 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.

David Cope of Nobridge Nurseries, Cold Hatton, Shropshire

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

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 (tour approx. 1hr)

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.

Remember to fill in and return a GardeningQuestion Form when purchasingticket

 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 google “Lady Harriet Hamilton’s blog”

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

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