The Dingle in Shrewsbury

Centre of Shrewsbury's Quarry Park

At the centre of The Quarry Park in Shrewsbury is the Dingle, formerly a stone Quarry but now a floral masterpiece created by world renowned gardener Percy Thrower of Blue Peter fame. He was Shrewsbury’s Park Superintendent for 28 years. The Dingle is a beautiful sunken garden landscaped with alpine borders, colourful bedding plants, shrubbery and water features. There are seasonal floral displays here all year round, (which in no small part have helped to secure Shrewsbury’s Britain in Bloom status).

The Dingle’s ornamental gardens opened in 1879 and a statue of Sabrina, goddess of the River Severn, can still be seen today. Take a walk beside the the River, through the Quarry and to the Dingle on your next visit to Shrewsbury.



Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

  • May

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    Music Behind Bars

    This Friday at Shrewsbury Prison Music Behind Bars presents an Alternative Rock Night. Featuring Glasshouse and...

  • May

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    Great British Food Festival at Weston Park

    The Great British Food Festival comes to Shropshire! With over 70 food stalls, Man V Food, live chef demos from Bake Off...

  • May

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    Shropshire County Show

    Fun filled day out for all the family with a wide range of attractions and events, there is something for...

  • May

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    Let's Rock Shrewsbury

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