Preen Manor is a hidden gem of a garden in the depths of the Shropshire countryside. It is set in 6 acres on the site of an old Cluniac priory and Norman Shaw mansion.
A plantsman’s garden, it has been developed over the last 40 years on a sloping hillside with incredible far reaching views over parkland and Apedale to Wenlock Edge. It is divided into a number of different themed enclosed garden rooms on several levels, most including many historic roses, both climbing and shrub. There is also a very pretty potager with beautifully shaped iron arches covered in trained apple and pear trees, a fernery and sunken chess area.
The canal garden is stunning; above it is a wonderful Grade II listed long stone wall and formal terraces. There is also a stream with water garden and woodland walks and the most magnificent views out towards the wider rural landscape. The adjacent churchyard contains possibly Europe’s oldest yew, said to be planted in AD450!