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Hergest Croft Flower Fall Front

Hergest Croft Flower Fall Front

Contact

Hergest Croft Gardens

01544 230160

Address

Ridgebourne Road,
Kington,
Herefordshire,
HR5 3EG

Details

Hergest Croft Gardens lies in the heart of the Welsh Marches. Set in 70 acres, the Gardens are internationally renowned with a spectacular collection of trees and shrubs as well as gorgeous flower borders, an old fashioned Kitchen Garden – all for you to discover, enjoy and relax in.
With Plant Sales, Gift Shop and Tearooms, the Gardens are the perfect place to explore.

Award winning Ridgeway Catering run the Tearooms in the Dining Room at Hergest Croft Gardens, specialising in local homemade food.

Gift Shop in the Hall sell a wide range of gifts
Plant Sales have many rare and unusual plants for sale

With stunning views towards the Black Mountains, the Gardens have spectacular spring and autumn colour. Over the last 120 years, four generations of the Banks family have created them which extend over 70 acres, contain more than 5,000 rare trees and shrubs planted in over six distinct areas. They hold the National Collections of maples, birches, and Zelkovas as well as over 90 ‘champion’ trees.

Begin exploring Hergest Croft with a visit to the Conservatory with its display of many tender species. Move onto the Lower Terrace where a striking blue and white late-summer border has been created recently. The large Rockery has been renovated; and the new Slate Garden features edging in six varieties of box.

the Azalea Garden has an impressive collection of azaleas combined with a huge variety of exotic trees. The Maple Grove started in 1985 contains many new plants, mainly introduced from the Far East. In addition to a traditional vegetable garden, the Kitchen Garden features a Spring Border under an avenue of ancient apple trees, next to a long and double Herbaceous Border. There are also Iris and Rose Borders. A walk through the Park with its magnificent collection of specimen trees leads you to Park Wood, This secluded valley, hidden deep in an ancient oak wood, contains over 30 acres of giant rhododendrons and exotic trees, creating a Himalayan scene that will amaze and delight you.

Picnics: Visitors are welcome to picnic in the Orchard or Car Park
Disabled Access: Disabled facilities are provided but some areas of the Gardens are not accessible to wheelchairs.

Opening details

Open March: Saturdays & Sundays 12 noon – 5.30pm
Open Daily: Friday 25 March – Sunday 30 October 12 noon – 5.30pm
Dog: welcome on leads.

Flower Fair Monday 2nd May 2016 10am – 5pm
Plant Fair Sunday 16th October 2016 10.30am – 4.30pm

Prices

Admission: £6.50 adult, children under 16 free

Group Admissions
Groups: (min 20 visitors, booking essential) Adults £5.50
Groups + Private Garden Tour: (min 20 visitors, booking essential) Adult £7.50
Groups can be accommodated on most days and times by arrangement

Season Tickets
Adults: £25.00 annually (you can enjoy the Gardens for 365 days a year)

Concession Tickets
The Historic House Association: members and friends FREE except during the Flower Fair and Plant Fair.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 286567  Lat: 52.20405 Long: -3.04564

Follow the brown signs locally.