Hergest Croft Gardens

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Kington, Hereford,
Hereford, Hereford

01544 230160

01544 232031


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

March weekends; 12noon - 5.30pm. 3 April - 1 November every day; 12 noon - 5.30pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Bookings only 20+

Group Appointment: Yes

Guided tours pre-booked for 20+

House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

All seasons

To see:

Spring & herbaceous borders. Rhododendrons & Azaleas Autumn Colour

Admission Prices

Adult £6.50 ; Child Free (under 16); Season £25
Pre-booked guided tours of 20+ £7 pp, Pre-booked tours of 20+ £5 pp
Adults: £25.00 (Annually)
The Historic House Association: members and friends are welcome to visit
the gardens Free except during the Flower Fair and Plant Fair .
Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE): Gardens and Houses
scheme permit individual Member Half Price Admission except during August
and September

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Limited access for the disabled

Garden Features & Events

Flower Fair: Monday 4th May 10.00am - 5.30pm unusual plants for sale. Events in aid of St Michael's Hospice, Hereford. Plant Fair: Sunday 11th October 10.30am - 4.30pm

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:

Maples, Birches and Zelkova

Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Harp Inn, Old Radnor (B&B) The Burton Hotel, Kington


The Burton Hotel, Kington

Inns & Pubs:

Stagg Inn, Titley Harp Inn, Old Radnor

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Kington Market

Description of Garden

From Spring bulbs to Autumn colour, this is a garden for all seasons. With over 60 champion trees and shrubs, the Hergest Croft Gardens are recognised as one of the best collection of plants held in private ownership. The rhododendrons and azaleas are spectacular in spring, and the large kitchen garden with the long double herbaceous borders, rose garden and spring borders are always an attraction. In the Autumn, the colours are superb.

History Of Garden

The garden was designed by William Hartland Banks (1867 - 1930) and his wife Dorothy Alford from 1896. They did not use any professional help but were greatly influenced by the writings of William Robinson especially his book 'The English Garden'.

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