Herefordshire garden comes second in 100 best gardens competition (Midlands area)
Stockton Bury Gardens in Herefordshire has scooped second place in Garden News Magazine’s Best 100 Gardens Competition in the Midlands category.
‘We were up against some very stiff competition, so the news has thrilled us all here,’ says Tamsin Westhorpe (gardener and director). ‘The Midlands area is vast with first place being awarded to Geoff Hamilton’s Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland and third place to Evenly Wood in Northamptonshire.’
‘Readers and garden visitors voted for their favourite gardens, so we are touched that they thought of Stockton Bury,’ explains Tamsin.
Stockton Bury has been in the same family for five generations and is a family home. The garden is open from April through to September to the public. Although the surrounding farm and the site is rich in history the garden is only 40 years old and has been created by its owners Raymond Treasure and Gordon Fenn.
Their niece Constance now runs the Tithe Barn Café which was listed in The Telegraph’s top 30 garden cafes in 2017 and their other niece Tamsin (a garden writer and RHS Chelsea Flower Show Judge) helps with the garden.
‘Our ethos is to support other local businesses and promote the wonderful county of Herefordshire. We hope that being placed in this competition will help to encourage gardeners to visit our county,’ explains Tamsin.