ESL member Stockton Bury Gardens near Leominster, needs your vote as they have been shortlisted in the Nation’s Favourite Garden competition. With over 3500 gardens nominated Stockton Bury are in the TOP 30! Massive Congratulations to Tamsin and all at Stockton Bury.
The English Garden, the National Garden Scheme and Viking Cruises joined forces earlier this year to find the Nation’s Favourite Gardens. Throughout spring and early summer nominations poured in for favourite gardens from among the 3,500 that open their gates to the public through the National Garden Scheme.
The beautiful Garden at Stockton Bury is four-acres in size and has been created by Raymond Treasure and Gordon Fenn. Both are keen plantsman and have incredible knowledge to share.
Stockton Bury has been in the Treasure family for three generations and much of the garden was pasture until the pair transformed it into this well-acclaimed garden. The original Victorian kitchen garden and impressive monkey puzzle tree are still very much part of the new garden. Now 30 years old the garden is home to mature plantings and offers keen gardeners plenty of inspiration. Both men were inspired by Raymond’s relative the late John Treasure (well known for his garden at Burford House near Tenbury Wells) and their friend, the late plantsman Christopher Lloyd.
Raymond’s neice, Tamsin Westhorpe, has now joined the gardening team. She has previously been deputy editor of Amateur Gardening magazine and Editor of The English Garden magazine.
To vote click here and head to the Wales and the Marches section and cast your vote. It takes just a few seconds.