Pooh Corner, Shropshire: a plantswoman’s garden

Filled with bees, birdsong and the soft colours of May, Pooh Corner in Shropshire is a plantswoman’s garden. The garden, developed over 30 years, gives particular emphasis to shade-loving perennials, unusual shrubs and climbers, some of which are rarely grown outdoors.

Join garden owner, Sue Napper for a virtual garden visit to Pooh Corner – where her love for the garden and her plantsmanship shines through…

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For many, gardens offer a sanctuary, and over the past few months, Pooh Corner has offered moments of tranquility for Sue, who is a full-time carer for her husband. “Being in close contact with the natural world on a daily basis gives me the chance to process the world’s and my own challenges through watching and assisting the renewal of life through the seasonal year.”

Sue has been gardening in Pooh Corner since 1991. When she first arrived the garden was a blank canvas, with no plants and grass over three-foot high. Over time and with much hard work, Sue has created a sanctuary loved by herself and garden visitors alike. “One of the nicest memories I have from one of my open garden days is watching, conversing and listening to a group of visitors representing three generations of one family and seeing how my small space offered each of them ideas for their own gardens,” Sue comments. “They all enjoyed their visit and spent several hours looking around and happily relaxing over afternoon tea and cakes.”


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