National Trust The Weir Garden

National Trust The Weir Garden

The history of The Weir Garden dates to Roman times; however,
the garden visitors see today is predominantly a 1920s vision, inspired and
created by Roger Parr. Parr was responsible for many of the features in the
garden including the retaining wall, the rustic hut and boathouse, which is rare survival from this era.

The riverside garden is left natural with many wildflowers in summer, snowdrops in winter and daffodils in spring. At the bottom of the garden, there’s a small woodland to explore and for those who love wildlife, seventy species of bird have been spotted here as well as the odd otter sighting.
On a sunny day, it’s not uncommon to see a ballet of swans passing through as well as one or two canoeists, enjoying one of the most picturesque rivers in the UK, the Wye. Visitors are always welcome to bring along a picnic whilst they sit and enjoy the stunning views.

The bird hide provides a quiet space to sit and watch garden birds on feeders and just across the car park is the walled garden which once
would have served a purpose supplying the mansion with fruit and vegetables. The three-sided walled garden takes in more impressive views of the estate and houses an impressive seventy-foot Foster & Pearson glasshouse with grapes, figs, tomatoes and succulents growing inside.

Hours

From February to September the garden is open Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and weekends. Throughout September and October, the garden is open weekends only before closing to the public in November.
The opening hours are 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, with last entry being 4pm.
  • Welcomes

    • Accepts groups
    • Children welcome
    • Coach parties
  • Facilities

    • Public toilets
    • Baby changing
    • Picnics welcome
  • Special Features

    • Rural location
    • Historical Interest
    • Garden

Directions & Parking

Map pin National Trust The Weir Garden
Swainshill
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR4 7QF
The Weir Garden is just outside Hereford city centre, located on the A438.

National Trust The Weir Garden Recommends

Brienton Springs is a picturesque riverside walk, not far from The Weir Garden. The land here is cared for by the National Trust and there is a good sized car park where the fresh water spring can be reached by walking down the path towards the river.