Your visit to The Weir Garden

A couple walking through the garden admiring the autumnal colours

At The Weir Garden we aim to provide a safe environment for our visitors to experience our beautiful garden.

Footwear 

Because of the historic and steep nature of the garden, steps and pathways in the woodland garden can be very uneven and slippery when wet. Due to this we advise visitors to wear suitable footwear and to be careful while wandering the paths.

The rockery has an Asian influence with Bamboo and Japanese Maple plants
The Weir rockery looking down to the river
The rockery has an Asian influence with Bamboo and Japanese Maple plants

Our policy on dogs 

Regrettably, apart from guidance dogs, we do not admit entrance for dogs into The Weir Garden. This tough decision came after a thorough check of the grounds and a conclusion of the tight winding pathways so close to the river and many steep steps may prove difficult for visitors who are afraid of dogs as well as wanting to make the garden a safe place for smaller children.

We are happy for visitors to exercise their four legged friends in our car park before their visit, however we strongly advise against leaving your dog in your car for more than 20 minutes, especially on a warm day. 

Alternatively there are three other dog-friendly National Trust places in Herefordshire; Croft Castle, Berrington Hall and Brockhampton Estate. These places allow dogs but we suggest you check their dog-walking policies before you visit. 

Disabled access at the garden

A flat path runs from the car park to the end of the garden, allowing for wheelchairs and pushchairs to go one end to the other. Unfortunately, the garden itself is tiered and incorporates many steep and winding steps and paths leading off the main route, making access rather difficult. The tea-tent and shop are accessible by following a tarmac driveway rather than the signed pathways, just ask a member of staff for guidance when you arrive and they’ll be happy to help.

The walled garden is a flat area, well pathed and easily accessible for all. 

Opening times

We are open daily from February half-term onwards from 10:30am to 4:30pm, with the last admission being 4pm. From 1 November onwards throughout the winter months, we drop down to weekend opening only, opening at 10:30am and closing at 4pm with last admission at 3:30pm. Our shop is open whenever the gardens are during the hours 11am to 3pm.

Facilities

Facilities at The Weir Garden include male and female lavatories as well as an easily accessible wheelchair-friendly lavatory. These are located at the top of the garden, near the tea tent.  The tea tent has a variety of cakes as well as hot and cold drinks but regrettably no hot food. This is often manned by the shop volunteer and an honesty box can be located inside the tent. The shop is also located next to the tea tent and is well stocked with local produce and National Trust branded merchandise. 

 

A photograph of our newly refurbished tea tent

Fresh produce

Seasonal produce is available to purchase at The Weir Garden throughout the summer and autumn. This includes freshly cut flowers, vegetables and plants grown on site.

It is worth noting that we currently don’t have a card machine at The Weir so we can only accept cash as a form of payment, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  

A beautiful pom-pom shaped Dahlia
A pink pom-pom Dahlia for sale at The Weir
A beautiful pom-pom shaped Dahlia