Hergest Croft Gardens
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Hergest Croft Gardens

Hergest Croft Gardens
4.5
Nature & Wildlife AreasGardensScenic Walking Areas
Temporarily closedClosed until Mar 1, 2024
About
Created over 120 years by four generations of the same family, this 70 acre garden in the heart of the Welsh Marches contains more than 5,000 rare trees and shrubs, as well as holding the National Collections of Birches, Maples and Zelkovas. The gardens are open weekends only in March and then daily from 1 April to 27 October 2024, from 11.30 to 5pm. The gardens are closed to the public during the winter season. (October until March) The Spring Plant Fair on Monday 6 May 2024 from 10 to 5 with 50 Exhibitors including a huge range of rare and unusual plants, crafts and food stalls. The Autumn Plant Fair is on Sunday 13th October 2024 from 10 to 4.30. Maples Tearoom is also open every day serving a wonderful selection of refreshments. Don't forget to look at our wonderful plants for sale and our gift shop, both of these and the tearoom can be visited without paying entrance to the garden. Dogs welcome on a lead in the gardens and tearoom.
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2-3 hours
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Christopher B
5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We were pleasantly surprised by how expansive the gardens are, had a wonderful time discovering all of the different areas. After a very helpful introduction by the gentleman on the ticket desk, we followed the suggested route and don't think we missed anything, allow plenty of time. There is a wide range of types of garden and woodland spaces, including some rare and unusual trees and shrubs. The tearoom was perfectly adequate with very friendly staff.
Written 26 September 2023
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Allhop
35 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Beautiful. The gardens are stunning! Lovely walk over the fields to a stream, so quiet. The garden has plants for sale too and all good quality. The tea rooms are amazing, hubby had the brunch, I had coffee cake and a cuppa. The cake was the best I've ever tasted. Will definitely be back!
Written 16 July 2023
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jane j
Dursley, UK165 contributions
Jul 2023
Our second visit here, although the first was pre-Covid and some time ago. The gardens are lovely - especially loved the rockery area as I'm a sucker for ferns and hostas. This time we did the full walk across to, and around the woods which are beautiful and would be lovely on a hot day. We are determined to come back early next year to see the rhododendrons! Didn't try the tea room, but the plants for sale were very healthy and reasonably priced.
Written 10 July 2023
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Catherine N
6 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Beautiful gardens and woods. Staff lovely, nice tea room. Well worth a visit and lovely way to spend 2 or 3 hours. In a beautiful area.
Written 15 June 2023
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Susan D
20 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Beautiful gardens and so many varieties of plants. Lovely walks. The cafe serves good reasonably priced food.
Written 4 June 2023
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Chipmonk
Clyro, UK13 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Strange place really as it appears initially a friendly place however some staff are quite abrupt and certainly not customer focused.
The cafe food is ok but basic choice and some items are quite poor, coffee isn't that good and not made well.
Whatever you don't do is use the disabled facility if you don't use a wheelchair as you will get shouted out! Even if you do have mobility issues and can not walk all the way to the outside facility some distance from the cafe.
Written 30 May 2023
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WagglerTango
Oxfordshire, England159 contributions
Apr 2023
Even on damp afternoon this was well worth a visit.
We had a great look around and then had tea and cake.
Written 23 April 2023
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Iain160
Wolverhampton, UK11 contributions
Oct 2022
We spent a couple of hours here today, and experienced a gentle amble through the grounds to look at a large and varied collection of trees, shrubs and flowers.
Written 9 October 2022
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Thank you for your review. So glad you had an enjoyable visit and hopefully enjoyed the autumn colours.
Written 26 October 2022
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Dave B
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK857 contributions
Sep 2022
Fantastic place which is well laid out so that one can see almost everything from the gravel paths so no wet feet if it has been raining.

Today the weather was great with a lot of sun. Even at this time of year there is much to see and admire in the beautiful garden. There were a few trees beginning to show autumn colours which added a lot of contrast to the grounds.

The tearoom is excellent as well.
Written 10 September 2022
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Many thanks for your lovely review. As you say even if you only can sit on the terrace in the tearoom you feel energised when you leave. Hope to see you again.
Written 23 September 2022
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David S
Great Malvern, UK710 contributions
Aug 2022
This is mainly about the trees, so there is not a lot of colour other than greens. However, it is well laid out and plenty to walk around and plenty to be interested in.

The Kitchen Garden was particularly good and for some reason very fragrant. Nice to see the different varieties of fruit, especially the smaller apples - useful if you are only making small pies.

The cafe offers good range of drinks and simple fare, including a kids menu.

Overall, good value for money
Written 22 August 2022
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Many thanks for your review. Unfortunately, like so many gardens, we have suffered with the extreme heat this year. The autumn colours are always worth a visit and earlier in the year when the rhododendrons, cornus etc are out. I'm glad you enjoyed the tearooms.
Written 5 September 2022
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HERGEST CROFT GARDENS: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Hergest Croft Gardens

Hergest Croft Gardens is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:30 - 17:00