Summer in the garden at Croft

Flowers and borders in bloom in summer at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

The walled garden at Croft is bursting with summer colour, so now is the perfect time to pack up your picnic hamper and spend an afternoon relaxing in a deckchair.

Blue globe thistles, yellow giant scabious, white Shasta daisies and purple acanthus are all putting on a spectacular show, following on from the old fashioned rose cultivars such as ‘Ludlow Castle’, ‘sweet Juliet’ and ‘Zephrine Drouaine.’

Croft's walled garden is bursting with summer colour
Summer flowers in the walled garden at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
Croft's walled garden is bursting with summer colour

Such an array of flowers is attracting a host of insects to the gardens. Honeybees and bumble bees are around in abundance and butterflies such as small tortoiseshell, peacock and comma are around in the walled garden. We have even had a sighting of the elusive and spectacular silver –washed fritillary butterfly. We are also starting to see slow worms, the odd grass snake and lots of baby great – crested newts in the pond.

There are lots of butterflies fluttering around the garden
A Small Tortoiseshell butterfly on a thistle at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
There are lots of butterflies fluttering around the garden

All in all summer is shaping up really well and all the garden team agree that the walled garden especially has never looked so good.