Hergest Croft gardens is in the heart of beautiful North Herefordshire countryside and sits alongside Hergest Ridge at Kington.
The gardens are as lovingly cared for today as they always have been and maintained in the Banks Family. Lawrence Banks and his wife, Elizabeth have managed the Gardens since 1988. He is the former Treasurer of the Royal Horticultural Society and she is a noted landscape architect and the RHS President since 2011. They have continued the tradition of planting newly introduced plants, particularly in the Maple Grove, which have been a feature of the garden since 1900.
There is so much to discover at Hergest Croft, every visit can be like a first one! The gardens extend over 70 acres with more than 5000 rare trees and shrubs described as ‘one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs with over 85 Champion Trees’.There are five distinct areas:
Hergest Croft Garden
The Kitchen Garden with Spring and Herbaceous borders
The Azalea Garden
the Maple Grove
There is a wonderful tea room in the old dining room which offers beautiful views while you relax with traditional home cooked food.
In the hall is a gift shop, selling local wares and traditional gifts and a plant sales area can be found just outside by the entrance.
2018 Opening times
Weekend opening from: Saturday, 3rd March
Open daily from: Sunday, 1st April until Sunday, 28th October (12:00 to 17:30)
ADMISSION CHARGES 2018: Adults £6.50 Children Under 16 Free
For more information on Group Tickets and Concessions, please visit the website
Dogs on leads are welcome throughout the gardens
Picnics are welcome in the Orchard or Car Park
Disabled Access: Disabled facilities are provided but some areas of the Gardens are not accessible to wheelchairs