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


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Welcome to Hergest Croft Gardens

We are delighted to announce that we will be OPEN for local visitors, (who can be accompanied by one person from another household) for weekends only from Saturday 13 March, 11.30 – 5.00.  We will then be open daily from Saturday 27 March.  From Monday 29 March we can welcome groups in accordance with the ‘rule of six’, or groups of two households.  Please continue to observe social distancing and any other government guidelines; thank you!  Our new Maples Tearoom will be open for takeaways, serving delicious home-cooked food, so you can picnic in the gardens.  Unusual trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants for sale too … we are so looking forward to seeing you all again.

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 

We are also open by appointment for PLANT SALES - please call Steve on 07968 435627 for a wide range of herbaceous plants, trees and shrubs.  We currently have a lovely collection of Hellebores in stock, including Joie de Vivre Victoria, Ice Pink Frost and Ice n' Roses Red, in 2 and 4.5 litre pots.  These hardy and undemanding winter flowering plants make wonderful presents ...  We also have some beautiful Hamamelis mollis (witch hazel) for sale, including Hamamelis ’Barmstedt Gold’ which has deep golden yellow flowers and Hamamelis ’Rubin’ with its beautiful red flowers.  They smell gorgeous, and the flowers are so welcome in the garden at this time of year.

 

For our Season Ticket holders: In order to protect the wildlife, the access in Park Wood in the winter months (from the beginning of November through to the end of February) will be to the main path through the wood only.  This will not affect the Gardens in any way, which will remain fully accessible all year round, and all of Park Wood will be open to Season Ticket holders from the start of March through to the end of October, so you won’t miss any of the early flowers or autumn colour in the more remote areas.  You can still enjoy a walk through the middle of the wood at all times.  Park Wood is managed with environmental goals in mind, including biodiversity, and we have recently moved the surrounding area to organic farming only.  This small but important change to the access arrangements will help protect the wildlife from disturbance for a short part of the year and enable us to carry out essential repair and maintenance work in the wood more safely.  Thank you.

 

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.