See what's growing in the gardens

The walled garden in autumn at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

Be enchanted with our homely garden. Follow the sweeping border along the drive or sit and listen to the birds in the church garden. Dogs are allowed in the walled gardens too, so you can see the vineyard, restored glasshouse and stroll all the way around the castle. A friendly garden with paths accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs it's worth a visit all year round.

Follow the 1823 paths around the Walled Garden to discover a variety of seasonal flowers all year round along with traditional and rare apple varieties. The garden also has a small vineyard, containing a variety of grape known as the 'Phoenix' grape. It produces a white table wine which is refreshing and crisp to drink and is on sale in the Stables shop.

Check out our timelapse video below which shows the vineyard as it grows throughout the season. The images were taken during 2016 and the video was edited at the beginning of 2017. See the videos in full screen to get the best out of the timelapses.

According to our garden team, vines are a bit tricky to grow within a walled garden, so they require careful love and attention.

Look out for the bees at work inside the garden and discover some of the heritage varieties in the apple orchard.

In the Walled Garden you'll also find the 1914 'J.Weeks and Co' glasshouse which is currently being lovingly restored by our garden team. Plants grown inside the garden are on sale from the glasshouse.

Come and see the restoration of this glasshouse in progress
A view inside the glasshouse at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire
Come and see the restoration of this glasshouse in progress

You'll also see our vegetable, fruit and salad borders, where we grow fresh, seasonal produce for you to enjoy in the Carpenters tea-room.

Check out our timelapse below and discover the ornate garden path at the back of the castle as it transforms through the seasons, including the growth of the apple trees and bursts of colour from the flower borders.

Take a look inside the Georgian Stables

You can see where some of the Croft horses lived in the Georgian stable block. The carriage horse stalls are now home to our Stables shop and second-hand bookshop but some of the original hunter loose boxes still remain today.

Step back to the fifteenth century inside the church

'St Michaels and All Angels' church, located next to the castle and within the gardens, is still used today as a parish church. Our garden team tend to the relaxing church yard garden and if you take a look inside the church you can see the tomb of Sir Richard Croft, who fought in the 'Battle of Mortimer’s Cross' in 1461 during the 'Wars of the Roses'. Parts of the church are 12th and 14th-century and you'll also walk on the original medieval tiled floor which is a real patchwork of the church's history.

Visit Croft's church which is still used as a parish church today
St Michaels and All Angels church in the garden at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire
Visit Croft's church which is still used as a parish church today