Hergest Croft Gardens


Kington, Herefordshire

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70-acre garden in the Welsh Marches, created over 120-years by the Banks family. More than 5,000 rare trees and shrubs, including the National Collections of maples, birches and zelkovas. Maple Grove contains new introductions from all over the world, and in Park Wood giant rhododendrons and exotic trees create a positively Himalayan scene. Herbaceous borders, kitchen garden, rockery: a garden for all seasons. Disabled access, unusual plants for sale, tea rooms, gift shop.

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Hergest Croft Gardens
Hergest Croft Gardens, Ridgebourne Road, KINGTON, Herefordshire, HR5 3EG
Phone : 01544 230160

About The area

Discover Herefordshire

Herefordshire is split in two by the River Wye which meanders through the county on its way to the Severn and the sea. Largely rural, with Hereford, Leominster, and Ross-on-Wye the major towns and cities, its countryside and ancient villages are the county’s major asset.

Visitors can take advantage of a number of the trails which will guide them through areas of interest. Those especially interested in historic village life should try the Black and White Village Trail, which takes motorists on a 40-mile drive around timber-framed villages from Leominster to Weobley (established in the 17th century and known as a centre of witchcraft in the 18th), Eardisley (where the church boasts a 12th-century carved font), Kington, Pembridge and others. Other trails include the Mortimer Trail, the Hop Trail and the Hidden Highway, which goes from Ross-on-Wye to Chester. Hereford has a small Norman cathedral, which has a great forest of pink sandstone columns lining the nave. Inside is a chained library, a 13th-century Mappa Mundi (map of the world) and one of only four copies of the 1217 version of the Magna Carta.

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