Get a glimpse inside grand private garden at Enville Hall

The glorious gardens at Enville Hall near Stourbridge will be opening to the public to raise funds towards restoration work at a church.

George Williams and Enville Hall, his family home, will be opening the gardens
George Williams and Enville Hall, his family home, will be opening the gardens

The hall owners, Peter and Diana Williams, want to raise around £1,000 for St Mary’s Church in the village and hope to attract plenty of visitors.

Funds raised on the day will go towards the restoration of the church’s retaining wall which collapsed onto the A458 after a large build up of water. Construction work has already begun.

Reverend of St Mary’s, Martin Soar, said: “Peter and Diana are always really supportive of the church.

“The gardens will open up to the public and it is a good time to go. Hopefully the weather will remain beautiful.

“I think the damage is partly because it is a very old building and a very old wall but it is being put right.

“The funds being raised are fantastic – the community of Enville village has always been very supportive alongside Kinver and the Black Country.

“I am really grateful to everyone who will support the event in May and it is a lovely time of year to have it.”

George Williams, Peter and Diana’s son and assistant estate manager, said: “We are hoping to get enough people through the doors to help pay off any repairs to the church which needs roughly £20,000 spending on it.

“My parents are opening their garden to try and raise money for that.

“Tickets to the event cost £5 and there will be homemade tea and cakes for sale as well as plants.

“It would be nice to get a few hundred people in. The damage to the church is a wall that has collapsed onto the A458 and that was about six months or so ago but the work is going on right this minute.”

Members of the public will be able to access the garden, which stretches over more than 10 acres of land, between 1pm and 5pm on Sunday, May 6.

Homemade tea and cakes will go on sale alongside plants in efforts to raise the money to cover the costs of repair.

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