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John Massey's Garden at Ashwood is open

John Massey's private garden is open during 2022 on limited days for individuals and group visits (groups by prior appointment only please)

Rare Chance To Visit John Massey's Garden



About John’s Garden


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John’s Garden’ is a three acre private garden created by nursery owner John Massey VMH. Informal borders, island beds, woodland dells and a wildlife garden* are set against the beautiful backdrop of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.

Regarded as one of the finest private small gardens in the UK, it is a ‘plantsman’s garden’ that has an abundance of rare plants as well as many familiar favourites.

Essential information

  • Saturdays: February 5th | 12th | 19th | 26th
  • Saturdays: March 5th | 12th | 19th | 26th
  • 10am-3pm (last entrance)
  • Tickets are available to buy on the day (contactless card payment preferred)
  • Pre-booking is not required
  • Garden visit cost: £6.50 per person**
  • Children under 12 are allowed free of charge.
  • *All dates will be weather permitting.

Additional information

  • Arrival time, any time between: 10am – 3pm. Last admission at 3pm. Garden closes at 4pm.
  • The wildlife garden will only be open if ground conditions permit.
  • A delicious selection of freshly prepared food and drinks are available to purchase from the tearoom  more
  • In addition, in fine weather, hot drinks and light refreshments are available from the Ossbox servery
  • We are sorry, but picnics are not allowed in the garden.
  • We regret that dogs are not allowed in John’s Garden.
  • Toilet facilities are available adjacent to the gift shop.
  • With the safety of customers and our staff in mind, we are encouraging social-distancing as well as the mandatory use of face masks in our shops, greenhouses and tearoom.
  • Sensible shoes are essential in damp conditions.

Supporting our Charity of the Year**

£5.50 of each entrance fee will be donated to our Charity of the Year 2022: The Albrighton Trust.

For more dates please visit Ashwood Nurseries website

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