Glorious Gardens of Herefordshire

Glorious Gardens of Herefordshire

It has been so wonderful to hear that some of the glorious gardens of Herefordshire are starting to re-open. Once again we will be able to go and enjoy some of the most diverse and treasured gardens and grounds in the UK. We’ve put together a list of those that are now open to the public and will add others as we receive information so do keep coming back to check.

Hergest Croft Gardens Kington, HR5 3EG

The beautiful gardens of Hergest Croft Gardens have been created over 120 years by four generations of the Banks family and is an absolute delight. Revel in the vastness of the 70 acres of gardens filled with over 5000 rare trees and shrubs. Considered to be one of the finest collections in the British Isles, explore the six distinct themed areas including a huge range of exotic champion trees. With fantastic new sculptures by Rachel Ricketts and Rolf Hook take your time and enjoy every moment.

OPEN daily from 11.30am – 5.00pm until Sunday 1 November. There are lots of lovely plants for sale too. Please note the gift shop will be re-opening on 15 June but the tea room remains closed for the moment.

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Hergest Croft Gardens

Brobury House and Gardens, Hereford HR3 6BS

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of award winning Brobury House and Gardens which resides on the banks of The River Wye with panoramic views of the surrounding Herefordshire countryside. Open all year round its an absolutely idyllic setting perfect for nature lovers, gardeners, artists, photographers and those who appreciate beautiful surroundings. A delightful spot for a stroll with some wonderful places to sit and enjoy a picnic.

Brobury House Gardens reopened on June 1st and welcomes visitors every day from 10.00am – 5.00pm.

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Brobury House and Gardens

Rhodds Farm Garden, Lyonshall Kington Herefordshire HR5 3LW

To the North of the county Rhodds Farm Garden sits between a hillside of 13 acres of overhanging woodland full of bluebells. With far reaching views to the Malvern Hills and Black Mountains. Created by the owner, a professional garden designer, the garden includes an extensive range of interesting trees and shrubs. With large areas of perennials, wild-flower meadows, hot borders, a gravel garden, formal garden, 3 ponds and a new arboretum.  This is a natural garden which fits well within its setting and was described in a Country Life article as ‘a romantic, timeless garden’. It’s the perfect garden to enjoy a peaceful moment.

Open every Friday and Saturday from 19th June until 29 August 2020 from 11.00am – 5.00pm with social distancing.

As in previous years the gardens will also be open on the 28th June for National Gardens Scheme but visits will need to be pre-booked via the NGS website

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Rhodds Farm Garden

Westonbury Mill Water Gardens, Leominster HR6 9HZ

Home to the largest cuckoo clock in England, over 3 acres of vivid and colourful plants are laid out across a twist of streams and ponds for you to enjoy. Explore the wildflower meadow, revel in the splendid views or venture up the spiral path. Marvel at the glass sculpture dome made from 5000 wine bottles as it glints in the sunshine. Or make your way through the giant leaves of gunnera to reach the Lily Pond and the blue Monet Bridge. It’s a beautiful spot to relax, rejuvenate and get closer to nature.

Following the partial lifting of Coronavirus restrictions, Westonbury Mill Water Gardens will be open from June 15th, 11.00am to 5.00pm daily until the end of September. Please note that the cuckoo clock is not operational during this time of limited movement.

Entrance to the garden will be via the cafe which will be offering take away food, drinks, ice cream etc for picnics on the outside tables and the lawn areas of the car park. Social distancing will apply in all areas.

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Westonbury Mill Water Gardens

Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, Ledbury HR8 2LY

Hellens Manor is an old beautiful private home which hosts tour groups, cultural events, concerts, garden festivals and literary discussions. The manor has a very interesting history having passed through a series of families during the centuries. The grounds are exceptional with walled gardens, woodlands and pond.  Although the manor and tearooms have not yet re-opened why not enjoy the opportunity to soak up the historic atmosphere of the manor’s beautiful gardens, woodlands and surroundings instead. It’s a beautiful spot for a family picnic or a gentle stroll in nature.

Hellens have now re-opened for garden visits only every Wednesday and Sunday 10.00 – 6.00pm.

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Hellens Manor Gardens

We hope that you’ll enjoy visiting the glorious gardens of Herefordshire this summer, they are simply stunning and waiting for you to discover and explore them.

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