For garden lovers or those just seeking peaceful and beautiful places to visit the following gardens are all within a 30 to 45 minute drive of Mortimer Country
Hergest Croft Gardens - Kington
The gardens extend over 28 ha (70 acres) with more than 5000 rare trees and shrubs described as ‘one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs with over 85 Champion Trees’. The six distinct areas are Hergest Croft Garden, the Azalea Garden and the Maple Grove, the Kitchen Garden and the Park and Park Wood.
Open March: Saturday & Sunday 12 noon – 5.30pm
Open Daily: Friday 3rd April to Sunday 1st November 12 noon - 5.30pm
Special events: Flower Fair May Autumn Fair October
Westonbury Mill Water Gardens - Pembridge
Croft Castle and Parkland - Croft
Explore the working walled garden complete with historic orchards, vineyard and take a peak inside the 1908 glasshouse restoration project. Look out for the Georgian stable block.
Bryan’s Ground - Presteigne
Growing since 1931 three acres of intimate garden rooms; furnished with follies and fragrant flowers;, towers and topiary; pools and a potager, and paths to five acres of specimen trees on the banks of a river, on the border with Wales.
Open: Sunday and Monday afternoons, 2–5p.m April – August
Stockton Bury Gardens - Kimbolton
The English Garden Magazine ‘home’ garden. The perfect place for plant and garden lovers to spend a few hours. The four-acre garden is home to a medieval pigeon house, kitchen garden, water gardens and well-planted borders.
Gardens open Wednesday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm, including Bank Holiday Mondays
Berrington Hall - Leominster
Take a stroll through the flower borders or look at the specimen trees along the drive. In the walled garden explore the large kitchen garden or the orchard with its traditional apple varieties
National Gardens Scheme Open Days
www.ngs.org.uk for opening times
Bury Court Farmhouse, Wigmore
Rhodds Farm, Lyonshall
Stapleton Court Garden, Presteigne
Ashely Farm, Stansbatch, near Presteigne
Cloister Garden, Pant Hall, Willey, near Lingen
Gardening Events to Visit
Wigmore Plant Sale date tbc
Wigmore Fruit and Vegetable Show date tbc
Leintwardine Open Gardens date tbc
Wigmore Gardening Club
Wigmore and District Gardening Club
We are a very friendly bunch of locals, at all stages of gardening expertise, from the utter beginner to those who open their gardens for charity.
We normally meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the Wigmore Village Hall. At these meetings we usually have an interesting speaker about all things gardening. We also have regular trips to gardens ( usually one a month in the summer ) both by coach and by car. For the car trips we share cars and meet at the Village Hall at 1.30pm on the designated day.
Membership is only £5 per year but guests are always welcome to our speaker evenings ( cost £2 including refreshments ) and on our garden visits.
Why not come along to one of our meetings and join in the fun and the learning. Contact Ivan and Cathy Jones on 01568 770808 or 07813 733240 for more details. We look forward to meeting you