The heart of Shrewsbury Town centre has been transformed from a stone quarry to a colourful and vibrant floral masterpiece. Situated in the loop of the River Severn, the Dingle was transformed by world renowned Blue Peter-famed gardener, Percy Thrower. Along with the array of flowers, there are waterfalls and plenty of benches for you to view the flowerbeds or read a book.
Close to the entrance of the Dingle is the bandstand, which was donated to the Shrewsbury Quarry by the Shropshire Horticultural Society. Often used throughout summer, visitors can enjoy a performance by various bands whilst overlooking the Victoria Avenue and River Severn.
After visiting the Dingle in Shrewsbury, you can enjoy a different perspective by boarding the Sabrina, Shrewsbury’s popular boat ride. Passing the Dingle, the 45-minute boat ride departs from the Victoria Quay and travels to the English bridge, where you can enjoy a drink and be educated about Shrewsbury’s history.
Location and Opening times
To visit this glorious area of Shrewsbury, the journey is 30 minutes by car from Meeson Hall. The Quarry and Dingle are a lovely place to have a relaxing day, and you can do as much site seeing as you like and maybe fit a bit of shopping in the town centre before leaving.
For opening times visit The Dingle website.