In Spring, snowdrops, wood anemone, and wild daffodils carpet the Rhododendron Wood. Following on, with around 50 species cultivars of rhododendrons and azaleas planted in the 1950’s. Embothrium, Eucrypia, Enikanthus, Magnolia, Halesi and Styrax provide an interesting planting in this mature woodland setting.
In Autumn, Acer, Betula, Cornus, Euonymas, Quercus and Cercidiphyllum, provide wonderful colour. The newly created Walled Garden contains 20 different geranium species, 14 digitalis species and cultivars (largely perennial) and 9 nepita species.
The Vegetable Garden is divided into 3 areas. Vegetable plots, pergola (covered with roses and clematis) and a newly planted area with spring bulbs and cherry trees. The herbaceous borders will hopefully be of interest to visitors throughout the season with euphorbia, peonies, Echinacea, crocosmia, perennial phlox and asters. Homemade cakes and tea are a perfect way to finish a visit to the gardens here at Kentchurch Court.
Opening Times: April – September. Please ring to confirm opening times. 11am – 5pm
Admission Rates: Adults £5.00. Children under 14 Free. House tours by appointment only.
Group Rates: Same as above
Facilities: Plant Sales, Tea room – group bookings by appointment
Disabled Access: Yes
Toilets on Site: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: 11/2 hours
Special Events: Refer to website
Booking Contact: Mrs Jan Lucas-Scudamore
Kentchurch Court, Nr Pontrilas, Herefordshire, HR2 ODB
Telephone: 01981 240228
Location: From Hereford take the A465(T) road towards Abergavenny. After ten miles, at Pontrilas turn left and follow signpost to Kentchurch. After two miles, just after the Bridge Inn, fork left. After a further half-mile the road bends sharp right down a short hill. Opposite Church, turn left through white gates and up drive.