Hergest Croft Gardens

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With stunning views towards the Black Mountains the gardens, which have been opening for nearly 100 years, have both spectacular Spring and Autumn Colour. Created over 120 years by four generations of the Banks family, the gardens now extend to more than 70 acres, containing more than 5,000 rare trees and shrubs. Hergest Croft Gardens hold the National Collection of Maples, Birches and Zelkovas, over 90 Champion Trees. The terraces are planted with Tulips in the Spring, and followed by a fiery collection of Dahlias and Salvias. The lower terrace leading onto the lawns is a striking blue and white scheme heading into the summer months. The large Rockery contains a wonderful selection of bulbs followed later on with au-tumn colour in the Japanese Maples. There is also a wonderful collection of ferns. The formal Slate Garden designed by Elizabeth Banks features edging in five varieties of box and a fir cone sculpture.

Park Wood, is retained as a natural beech and oak woodland, carpeted with anemones and bluebells in spring, whilst around the central pond a benign microclimate enables an astonishing number of rare trees and rhododendrons to flourish.

Fact File

Opening Times: Open daily from 11.30 to 5pm 26th March to 30th October.
Admission Rates: Adults £7.00, children under 16 free. Groups Rates please enquire for more information.
Facilities: Maples Tearoom, Plant and Gift Sales. Dogs on Leads Welcome. Toilets, Parking, Partially accessible for wheel chair users. Parking for Cars and Coaches.
Events: Spring Fair Monday 2nd May and Autumn Fair Sunday 16th October 2022. Please see website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information.
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of visit: 2 to 4 hours.
Location: Ridgebourne Road, Kington HR5 3EG. Follow Brown Signs from Kington.
Please see website for more information - www.hergest.co.uk Tel: 01544 230160.

Updated: April 2022