A garden for all seasons in the heart of the Welsh Marches

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A garden for all seasons in the heart of the Welsh Marches

Welcome to Hergest Croft Gardens

GARDENS OPEN DAILY from 11.30 to 5.00.  There is no need to pre-book.  We have lots of lovely plants for sale; the gift shop is open, and so are the lavatories! 

The tearooms are currently closed, but we have lots of benches around the gardens, with some great views, so why not bring a picnic?

Dogs on leads are welcome.

New sculptures by Rachel Ricketts and Rolf Hook have recently been installed, and everything is looking glorious.

A season ticket gives admission to the gardens every day of the year; they cost £27.00 each and can be purchased through the Estate Office on 01544 230160. 

Please would all our visitors ensure that they keep strictly to the minimum distance of 2 meters from all other people, except those they live with; many thanks.

GREAT NEWS!  We are absolutely thrilled to be one of eight gardens shortlisted for the Historic Houses Garden of the Year Award.  Please vote for us via this link: 


VOTING CLOSES ON 30 SEPTEMBER ... if you have not voted yet, please do!  Thank you so much.

EVENTS: Our Autumn Plant Fair on Sunday, 11 October is going ahead, from 10.00 to 4.30, with all the relevant Covid-19 precautions in place.  We have 30 stands booked, with lots of fresh air in between them!   

The trees are getting their gorgeous autumn colour; the photo above is Acer pseudosieboldianum.

Paul Leitch, editor of Great British Gardens, recently enjoyed a visit to Hergest.  They have a beautiful website: https://www.greatbritishgardens.co.uk/

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION - information and rules on the News page.  Closing date 30 September 2021.

MORE GREAT NEWS: on 23 June Steve Lloyd, our Head Gardener, will have worked here for 40 years.  What a fantastic achievement!  We are really proud of him, and all the skill he brings to our beautiful gardens.  


We have a wide range of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees for sale, in particular azaleas and rhododendrons, clematis, crab apples and flowering cherries, including:

Crab Apple Trees,  including Malus Red Sentinel and Malus Jelly King, both excellent for jelly making, as well as spring blossom and good autumn colour. Bees love them.  Happy in all types of fertile soil, our trees are 7-8', well branched.  They can grow to 4m, but can be pruned to stay smaller. Grafted onto rootstock MM106; £39.00 in 10 litre pot.



Set in the heart of the Welsh Marches, this 70 acre garden has stunning views towards the Black Mountains. Created over 120 years by four generations of the Banks family, Hergest Croft has a unique collection of over 5,000 rare plants, trees and shrubs as well as more than 90 'Champion' trees. There are gorgeous flower borders, an old fashioned Kitchen Garden, Azalea Garden, Maple Grove, and Park Wood. Spectacular spring and autumn colour make this a garden for all seasons.