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

We are delighted to announce that we are now OPEN daily, 11.30 - 5.00;  no pre-booking is necessary.  Please continue to observe social distancing and any other government guidelines - thank you! 

Our new short film by Paul Eggerton of Curious Egg Film & TV, made possible by Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire is now on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPy8JOggL8k

Update from Maples Tearoom: from Monday 17th we can set out tables for our customers to eat indoors, so we won’t all be so dependent on the weather.  We serve delicious home cooked food: light lunches, cream teas, cakes and Kelsmor Dairies ice cream.   (May we gently remind visitors that if you bring your own picnic, we would prefer you to eat this only in the car park or the orchard - thank you!)  

Dogs on leads are welcome.

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 

The Spring Fair on 3 May was a huge success, with hundreds of keen plant buyers braving the weather.  For contact details of some stall holders please see under Events.

PLANT SALES: we have a wide range of herbaceous plants, trees and shrubs for sale, with a lovely collection of Hellebores currently in stock, including Joie de Vivre Victoria, Ice Pink Frost and Ice n' Roses Red, in 2 and 4.5 litre pots.  You can see our own Hellebores looking gorgeous in the spring borders at the moment.  If you are inspired by the flowering shrubs in the gardens, we also have an excellent selection of named Camellias  and Magnolias for sale, both in flower and in bud, various sizes.  

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

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.