Tag Archives: Shirley Poppy

Wassailing helps Wilderness garden’s ‘green prescription’

The Wilderness garden in Shirley is expecting bumper crops this year, after their fruit trees and vegetable patch received a visit from a group of merry wassailers… More than 100 people attended the event in the historic garden, once the … Continue reading

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Wedding that ended in gruesome death and Old Bailey trial

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: The murder trial and menage à trois that scandalised Victorian England, as DAVID MORGAN explains, all had its beginnings in a marriage ceremony held at Croydon Parish Church When the curate of Croydon Parish Church looked through his … Continue reading

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Take a walk on the wild side in Shirley with Wilderness Sundays

A historic Croydon garden is opening its doors today and once every month to offer skills-building sessions and an opportunity to visit the venue. The Wilderness is a seven-acre garden in Shirley, situated within MHA Hall Grange, a care home … Continue reading

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Hard work starts to recreate garden home of the Shirley poppy

Work is underway to restore an historic and scientifically important seven-acre garden which became known as “The Wilderness” long before it became quite so overgrown. Tucked behind the MHA Hall Grange care home on Shirley Church Road, the area once … Continue reading

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Shirley’s historic church stages annual flower festival

Shirley church St John’s hosts its flower festival from Friday until Sunday, May 18-20. The exhibition takes place inside the historic, Grade II-listed church from 10am till 5pm, except on Sunday when the show is from noon till 4pm. The … Continue reading

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