Secret Gardens Of Ludlow 2019

The Secret Gardens of Ludlow 2019 will be open on Sunday 16th June 2019 from noon until 6pm. These are private gardens which are not normally open to the public. With some of the gardeners  being available so you can ask them their secrets.

Secret Gardens of Ludlow

The Secret Gardens Of Ludlow is a fundraising event for the Ludlow Assembley Rooms, Ludlow’s Arts And Entertainment Centre and is part of Ludlow Fringe Festival.

It is also a great way to explore areas of Ludlow you wouldn’t normally go to.

The Secret Gardens Of Ludlow has lots of different styles of gardens to inspire you, from formal, informal and some glorious herbaceous borders.

There will be gardens open in Broad Street, Corve Street, Mill Street, Upper Linney and Lower Mill Street so you will need your walking shoes on.

In some of the Secret Gardens of Ludlow there will be afternoon teas, homemade cakes, ice creams, plants and herbs available to purchase.

One of the Courtyard gardens in Broad Street also has a Champagne Bar.

Tickets are available from Ludlow Assembly Rooms from mid May

On the same day is Ludlow Conservation Day in Castle Square from 10a.m. until 4pm. There will be information stalls, interactive arts activities, environmentally friendly crafts. Well worth a look while visiting the Secret Gardens of Ludlow.

The image used in this blog post is courtesy of Ludlow Fringe Festival whose copyright is acknowledged.

Festivals of Ludlow 2019

There are a few festivals in Ludlow every year. We focus on one or two each year but I thought it might be worth reminding you of the others happening throughout this year 2019.

Ludlow Spring Festival is at Ludlow Castle. As well as local food and drink producers there is live music to entertain  you, 180 cars to drool over if that’s your thing. There is a Meet the Brewer event and the whole festival us described as “like a beer festival but better”.

Ludlow Fringe Festival is on from 15th June until 30th June 2019. There are events to suit everyone from talks, performing arts, dance, film screenings, Ludlow Arts Trail, music, Street Theatre. The Ludlow Secret Gardens is part of the fringe.

Ludlow Green Festival is on the 24th July 2019 from 10a.m. until 4pm on Castle Square. It celebrates all things ‘green’ and challenges us to do more to help our Planet.

Ludlow Dog Day is on 21st July 2019 from 10am until 5pm. Staged in the grounds of Stokesay Court there are dog displays, competitions and a wide variety of stalls and activities.

Ludlow Food Festival is on the 13th until 15th September 2019. It is throughout Ludlow but the main event is in Ludlow Castle. A feast of mouth watering events with over 140 food and drink producers.

Ludlow Medieval Fayre is on the 23rd and 24th November 2019. Said to be the best in Britain this Medieval Fayre has over a hundred stalls to buy your Christmas gifts from. With medieval jesters, jugglers and many others to keep you smiling.

I hope this quick whizz through the Festivals of Ludlow has peaked your interest and reminded you of plans you made at the beginning of the year. See you in Ludlow.

The Ludlow Fringe Festival logo is used with kind permission of the organisers whose copyright is acknowledged.

The Ludlow Green Festival logo is used with kind permission of the organisers whose copyright is acknowledged.

South Shropshire 2017 – An Eventful Year

There is always plenty going on in South Shropshire and some of our guests plan their stays at Folly View Let to coincide with events in the local area. So here we have provided you with a list of just a few of the many superb events in the local area coming up in 2017.

Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival – Saturday 29th April through Sunday May 7th 2017

The 12th annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival offers 57 walks over 9 days exploring the UNESCO Wold Heritage Site of the Ironbridge Gorge. All the walks are free and are led by experienced volunteers. There are walks for all abilities.

Ludlow Spring Festival – Saturday 13th May and Sunday 14th May 2017 (link to blog post to be added…)

Ludlow Spring Festival 2017

Ludlow Spring Festival 2017


Marches Transport Festival – Saturday 13th May and Sunday 14th May 2017

Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival – Saturday 13th May through Wednesday 17th May

The 18th annual Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival benefits from local experienced volunteers who guide you on a range of walks that vary from 3.5 to 14 miles, cover a variety of terrain and are classified as leisurely, moderate, energetic and strenuous.

Aston-On-Clun Arbor Day – Sunday 28th May 2017

The Arbor Day festivities include a variety of events in a carnival atmosphere – concerts, displays, Morris Dancing, stalls, an 18th Century procession – and the Aston-On-Clun Arbor Day has been featured on the BBC.

Church Stretton Walking Festival – Thursday 22nd June through Sunday 25th June 2017

Local volunteers will guide you on a range of walks varying in cost (some are free), duration and location.

Shrewsbury Food Festival – Saturday 24th June and Sunday 25th June 2017

The Shrewsbury Food Festival takes place in Quarry Park and throughout the town. As well as exhibits from 200 of the best local artisan producers the festival features Shropshire Unsigned – local unsigned musical acts. There are also cookery demonstrations, chef school, free kids and entertainment. The weekend is the focus but there is also the massive fringe festival that continues throughout the month at local restaurants and eateries.

Shrewsbury Food Festival Logo

Shrewsbury Food Festival


Ludlow Fringe Festival – Saturday 17th June through Sunday 2nd July 2017

Ludlow comes alive during the Ludlow Fringe which is an independent Arts, Community and Culture festival initiated in 2013 as annual inclusive, vibrant and diverse Arts Festival. Many of the events are free and there is a maximum £15 for paid events which include a range of performances along with the Art Trail and Galleries.

Ludlow Fringe Festival Logo

Ludlow Fringe Festival


Ludlow Green Festival – Sunday 9 July 2017

The Ludlow Green Festival is an annual attraction celebrating all things ‘green’. In 2017 it is moving forward from the August Bank Holiday to July.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival – Friday 25th August through Monday 28th August 2017

Shrewsbury Folk Festival is about more than just music – it promises a warm welcome from volunteer stewards and a relaxed atmosphere with time for you to explore the festival site with its four sound stages, dance tent and specialist venues for our children’s and youth festivals. There are shops, caterers, bars, a craft fair, free buses into Shrewsbury town centre plus a great campsite.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2017


Kington Walking Festival – Thursday 21st September through Sunday 24th September 2017