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

The GARDENS open seven days a week Saturday 26th March 2022 from 11.30 to 5pm.

Dogs on leads are welcome. Many areas of the garden are accessible to wheelchair users.

MAPLES TEAROOM - last orders are 4.30 please phone Mell on 07970 595 420 for information or bookings in the tearoom.

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. 

Saturday 23rd July Kington Choir will be performing on the front lawn from 2.30pm. Come into The Gardens or Maples Tearoom and have a listen or if you've always fancied having a go speak to a member of the choir.



Lots of gorgeous plants are arriving weekly. For instance this week we have had lots of lovely perennials including Astrantia, Geums, Echinacea and Monarda plus some stunning Hydrangea - both mophead and Lacecap.

Remember you don't have to pay to visit the garden to purchase plants and enjoy the delights of Maples Tearoom.

Please phone our Head Gardener, Steve Lloyd, on 07968 435 627 if you are looking for something in particular.  There is a huge selection currently in stock all wonderful quality and prices.

Things are changing daily in the gardens. In the kitchen garden it is a riot of colour wherever you look. The nets are up to protect the veg and fruit which are laden with produce already.

The Hydrangeas are starting to come out in various areas of the garden. The Agapanthus in the blue and white border on the edge of the lawn are looking stunning. 

There are lots of lovely shady areas in the gardens and benches to sit on during this exceptionally hot period. An excuse to enjoy a cool refreshment in Maples Tearoom or an ice cream.

No visit would be complete without visiting Park Wood although it is a harder walk it is well worth it. Such a lovely tranquil sanctuary.