Open daily until 31 October 11.00 – 4.30

Open daily 29 March – 31 October 11.00am – 4.30pm


Nestled under iconic Hergest Ridge with fabulous view towards the Black Mountains, these critically acclaimed and stunning 70 acre gardens hold national collections of Maples, Birches and Zelkovas. Created and extended by five generations of the Banks family, Hergest Croft Gardens boast one of the finest collections of plants and shrubs in the UK, with many rare and exotic species and over 130 Champion trees.


What's flowering now in the Gardens?

The herbaceous border in the Kitchen Garden has entered its second flowering phase with flamboyant pink, red and magenta hollyhocks opening alongside tall, spiky and strikingly blue Eryngium, or sea holly. Different varieties of lavender can be seen too, as well as cheerful sunny-coloured clumps of Alstroemeria that now dominate the spring border.


Berries and vegetables are growing in abundance alongside annuals such as Dahlias and the orange Calendulas pictured here. These attract beneficial insects which prey on other less welcome insects that enjoy eating the crop.


A massive variety of Hydrangeas with their elegant shapes and attractively muted colours are in flower all around the garden – and there is an excellent selection on sale here as well. Look out too for the Agapanthus coming into flower in the bed just below the Croft – the subtly different shades of blue are a particular delight.


For something a little different, look out for specimens of Tropaeolum speciosum (otherwise known as Flame nasturtium or Flame creeper). It climbs through other plants, keeping its roots in the shade, and bursts into bright crimson flowers. It is putting on a particularly good show at the moment on the Mulberry Lawn at the bottom end of the Hergest Croft lawn. Or head up into the Maple Grove in search of the spectacular Pterocarya macroptera with its long tails of pale green catkins.

News and Events

New Artist in Residence

We are delighted to introduce Chris Williams as our new Artist in residence. She has moved into a studio on site and can often be seen drawing and painting in the Gardens. Look out for her when you visit – she is very happy to discuss her work.  


Originally from North Wales, Chris studied art at the Laird School of Art, Birkenhead and gained her BA Hons degree in Fine Art from Newcastle Polytechnic.  Primarily a landscape painter, she has exhibited at the RBSA, RWA and RCA and is former entrant on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2017.


Her work is based on observation and she likes to work outside whenever possible whether this is drawing or making plein air oil studies. She is fascinated by natural forms, changing light, weather and the seasonal and daily rhythms of the landscape.
Visit her website to find out more. 


Season Ticket Holders – August Discount

At only £32, annual Season Tickets represent excellent value for regular visitors with unlimited visits to the gardens – please refer to General Information for Visitors for more information.

We also run special offers for Season Ticket holders, such as this 10% discount at Maples Tearoom during the month of August and on Kathryn Moore’s beautiful book – see below.

Autumn Plant Fair

The Autumn Plant Fair will soon be upon us – one of the most eagerly awaited events of the autumn horticultural county calendar.


Last year, there were over fifty-five exhibitors at the fair, ranging from specialist nurseries selling rare and unusual plants, trees and shrubs, to a wide range of country craft, food and drink stalls.


Fingers crossed for good weather when we hope to attract over a thousand visitors. Don’t forget that entry to the fair includes admission to our 70 acre gardens. 


Trade enquiries please contact See you there!

Kathryn Moore – book launch

Former artist in residence, Kathryn Moore, has published A Brush with the Borders, a stunning book recording her year at Hergest Croft Gardens.


The book is a beautifully illustrated diary which captures the Gardens from all angles and in all weathers. Kathryn combines riotously colourful representations of many of the best-loved aspects of the Gardens with some beautifully observed details that you might not have noticed before.


Copies of the book are available for £25 in the Gift Shop, and signed copies can be ordered in advance. We are offering Season Ticket holders a 10% discount on the cover price.

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2 for 1 offer

One free entry with one full paying adult

2-1 saving offer valid from 1st July – 31st October only. (Not applicable during the Autumn Plant Fair on Sunday 13th October 2024)

Card must be presented at reception