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Team ESL visit The Weir Garden

The pathway at The Weir GardenOn Friday TeamESL visited one of our attraction members, The Weir Garden at Swainshill. The Weir Garden is part of the National Trust and just a short drive from Hereford on the A38. It is situated in some of the most outstanding countryside in Herefordshire.

We took the opportunity to visit at this time as they have just opened the tourist’s shop which is situated close to the Tea Tent, where visitors can make themselves a cup of tea and cake for a minimal charge. The shop is the brainchild of Ena and she hopes it will not only please visitors as somewhere to buy a National Trust souvenir but it will help support the ongoing costs of the gardens and visitor centre.

After a lovely greeting we went for a walk around some of the lovely gardens to find carpets of snow drops and breath-taking views of the River Wye and beyond. Gardens can seem a bit dreary at this time of year but at The Weir it is still truly beautiful as you can see from our picture gallery.

As soon as the weather turns a bit warmer the pink deck chairs will return to the riverside picnic area and we can’t wait to return to enjoy a lunch time treat at this haven of tranquility. Things to do at The Weir this spring can be found here  and include anything from Children’s activities to Roman history.

Daffodils are popping up early  and it won’t be long before a carpet of yellow adorns the hillsides of the River.  The Weir Garden is a wonderful place to visit in Herefordshire whatever the season so if you are in the area please do take the opportunity. Opening times and prices can be found here.