If you enjoy visiting gardens, nurseries, or garden centres you will be spoilt for choice.
Start by visiting our local, antique garden ornament and statuary stockist, Holloways Garden Antiques, where you will find courtyards full of garden ornaments, pots and planters, garden antiques, old farm artifacts and curiosities for your garden, as well as extensive home and garden furniture showrooms, plant nursery and, the award-winning Greenhouse Cafe and Gift Shop.
Herefordshire Horticultural Hub is a great resource to help plan your holiday; it is packed with local, gardening events as well as listing information on Herefordshire’s gardening people, plants and products.
Worcestershire is also lucky to host The Malvern Spring Gardening Show and The Malvern Autumn Gardening Show
Geese in the garden
- Abbey Dore Court Garden (31 miles) A plant lover’s garden stretching over 8 acres and including a river walk, meadows and a good collection of helleborus, paeonia, astrantia, ferns and bamboos.
- Arley Arboretum (31 miles) One of the oldest privately owned arboretums in the country with a listed walled garden containing Italianate garden, herbaceous borders, tea room and plant sales.
- Bodenham Arboretum (25 miles) Award winning arboretum, beautifully landscaped, set within a working farm. 5 miles of paths lead around lakes and through valleys. Free entrance to restaurant, shop, and plant sales.
- Broadfield Court (17 miles) offers 10 acres of vineyard, David Austin Rose Garden, walled kitchen garden which produces all the food served in their award winning Court Cafe and a lot, lot more! You can even take part in a tutored wine tasting session!!! Read about Lucy and Stephen’s visit.
- Burford House and Gardens (26 miles) 7 acres sweep along the banks of the picturesque River Teme. The gardens contain a National Clematis Collection; 400 varieties flower from early spring through to early autumn.
- Croome Park(National Trust) (24 miles) The first complete landscape design by ‘Capability’ Brown. The gardens consist of winding shrubberies leading to ornate buildings, and an ornamental lake, nearly 2 miles long.
- Hampton Court Gardens (20 miles) A 15th Century Medieval Castle, Award Winning Gardens and Parkland with 1,000 acres of imagination where events take place all Season.
- Hergest Croft Gardens (33 miles) In the heart of the Welsh Marches with stunning views towards the Black Mountains – an old-fashioned Kitchen Garden, Azalea Garden, Maple Grove, and Park Wood, all to discover. Gift Shop and Tearooms.
- How Caple Court Gardens (29 miles) 11 acre gardens date from Edwardian times and are high above the River Wye with views toward the Forest of Dean and the Welsh Mountains. Formal terraces with yew hedges, pools, statues and a traditional rose garden contrasts with less formal plantings of mature trees and shrubs.
- Moors Meadow Garden & Nursery (9 miles) 7 acres of countless spring bulbs, brimming herbaceous borders, a grass garden, a rhododendron glade, a fernery, a cottage-style garden, a herb garden, and a highly productive kitchen garden. Assorted paths wind through the garden to add a sense of surprise and secrecy. Voted BBC Gardener’s World “Most Romantic” Garden in Central England
- Ralph Court Gardens (8 miles) 3 acres of 12 amazing gardens set in the grounds of a gothic rectory. From Italy to Africa the gardens transport you around the world. Read about it in Lucy’s blog when she visited with her mother in October 2014.
- Snowshill Manor & Garden (National Trust) (36 miles) A Cotswold manor that houses a fabulous collection of craftsmanship and design, set in an intimate Arts & Crafts inspired garden.
- Spetchley Park Gardens (14 miles) Explore and enjoy this 30 acre garden paradise which was voted one of the Country’s top gardens. It is the ideal place to relax and unwind. It boasts an enviable collection of plant treasures from every corner of the globe and offers fantastic light lunches and afternoon teas.
- Stockton Bury (18 miles) The official garden of The English Garden magazine. It comprises a four-acre garden, wrapped around stunning medieval farm buildings.
- The Bannut (on the doorstep) Manicured hedges divide the 3 acre garden into formal and informal rooms, each with its own character and interest. Lawns, shrubs, trees, herbaceous plants, colour-themed gardens, spring and summer flowering heather gardens and an unusual knot garden provide visitors with plenty to see throughout the whole season.
- The Cider House at Tarrington Court (18 miles) Heaven for Gardeners: talks, workshops, unusual gardening gifts, and accessories, advice, and innovation by the barrow load!
- The Weir (National Trust) (24 miles) An unusual 1920s garden created by Roger Parr.
- Webbs Garden Centre (21 miles) One of Britain’s best garden centres, including display gardens, restaurant, award-winning indoor and outdoor plants, and everything you could need for your garden and home.
- Whitbourne Hall (on the doorstep) 8 acres of gardens dating back to 1860. The House and grounds are open on Mondays in May and June. Featured on Channel 4 Country House Rescue.
- Whitlenge Gardens and Nursery (21 miles) For a perfect day out, visit the inspirational gardens: water features, camomile lawn, mysterious cave, labyrinths, and then enjoy the tea room!
- Witley Court & Gardens (8 miles) Spectacular ruins, stunning fountains, restored gardens and woodland walks make for a great day out. Read the tea shop’s daily adventures on Gill’s blog.
- Wyevale Garden Centre (11 miles) With Gardeners’ World filmed on the doorstep and regular visits by the Gardeners’ World team, little wonder the quality of the growing stock and array of gardening products is so well known. Whilst gardening remains at the heart of the business, this is complemented by a great range of giftware, cards and garden furniture. It is dog friendly and has a soft play area for small children, making it the perfect destination for both families and dog walkers.