Your visit to The Weir Garden

A Dad, Mum and baby in the garden

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 with the boathouse in the background
The Weir rockery looking down to the river
The rockery with the boathouse in the background

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

Due to the nature of the steep pathways and uneven surfaces, most of the riverside garden is inaccessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.  Access to the walled garden and tea tent is possible via an alternative route; please ask for more information at Visitor Reception when you arrive.

Opening times

We reopen to visitors on 12 January 2019, weekends only up until 26 January when we open daily up until November. The garden is open from 10:30am until 4:30pm with last admission being at 4pm. From 2 November to 15 December we drop back to winter opening times, weekends only from 10:30pm to 4pm with last entry being 3pm. The garden will be closed from 15 December until the New Year.

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, an honesty box can be located inside the tent. Access to the garden is free to National Trust members but non-members will be charged a standard fee, please note we do not have a card machine at The Weir so payments can only be taken in cash form, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  

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.

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