AT THE CITADEL
A Stunning Marquee Wedding Venue in Shropshire
The beautiful garden at The Citadel lies to the south and west of the house and extends to three acres. At its core is a rocky, sandstone outcrop with winding paths taking guests past rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, acers and heathers of many varieties all of which flourish in the light, acid soil.
The many areas of lawn around the garden help to give it perspective. These lawn areas include a beautiful walled summer garden, with an entrance framed by an impressive stone surround and a heavy wrought iron gate. A mature wisteria thrives here in the early summer months.
A thatched Victorian style summerhouse can be found on the far side of the garden by some stone steps. Guests can sit at this tranquil, idyllic spot and gaze across the Shropshire plain to the Welsh hills in the distance.
Mature trees of oak, scots pine and copper beach give shade and a heightened dimension to the garden, while younger species of conifer and ornamental trees provide colour and interest all year round.
The large kitchen garden, which provides nearly all the vegetables and soft fruit for the house, has the protection of a high Victorian brick wall. This part of the garden is formal in design, with inter-connecting paved paths and is as much ornamental as functional. It could be more accurately described as a potager, a place where vegetables and flowers happily intermingle.
The garden is extensive and a delight for our garden-loving bed and breakfast guests, as well as offering unrivalled photographic opportunities for visiting wedding photographers.