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: 

https://www.historichouses.org/goya2020.html

Thank you so much.

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.  

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

PLANT SALES

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:

Dwarf Rhododendrons, including  ‘Cowslip’, with a  pale yellow/ cream flower and coppery young foliage after flowering. Grows to 2/3’.  £17.40 in a 3 litre pot. Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons  in a wide range of colours: pink, red, yellow, white and purple, some with variegated foliage.  Grow to 4/10’.  £24.80 in a 7.5 litre pot. All rhododendrons like a woodland setting in semi-shade with no competition from grass, and need neutral to slightly acid soil. Compact Rhododendrons, including ‘Nancy Evans’ - orange tinged, opening to yellow. Very reliable flowering.  Grows  4-6’.  £17.40 in a 3 litre pot, or £ 34.80 in a 10 litre pot. All rhododendrons like a woodland setting in semi-shade with no competition from grass, and need neutral to slightly acid soil

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.

EVENTS: We have decided that it is not possible under the current guidelines for us to hold the Spring Plant Fair on 31 May, so this is now cancelled.  However, we are very much looking forward to seeing you all at our Autumn Plant Fair on Sunday, 11 October.

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. 

 

 

 





 

 

 





 

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