The walled garden

A close-up of chive flowers in the Walled Garden

If you want to discover a secret garden you won't be disappointed with the walled garden at The Weir. You'll see rows of seasonal vegetables, fruits and salads growing as well as our colourful flower borders.

Step back in time

The garden made its first appearance on the 1815 Ordnance Survey map when it was thought to have been converted from farm buildings.

You can explore the Foster and Pearson glasshouse which replace the original structure in the 1920's when Roger Parr spent a small fortune on a model similar to Queen Victoria's It has its own bespoke heating system which which created a fashionable hot house environment to grow exotic plants.The boiler is still in place today.

The 1920's glasshouse is still very useful
The inside of the 1920's glass house
The 1920's glasshouse is still very useful

Red brick walls

Walk close to the three boundary walls; you'll see a great view of the river Wye and still be protected from the elements.The walls are made of stretcher bond, commonly used at the time and is finished with capped tiles.

You can meander around the reinstalled pathways and imagine planting your seedlings alondside the fire in the potting shed.

The 1920's glass house in the walled garden
The 1920's glass house
The 1920's glass house in the walled garden

Our work

The garden fell into disrepair in the second half of the last century, until Ned Price and his National Trust team set out to transform it in 2009. See the friuts of their labours with the colourful flower borders and the wide variety of vegetables growing in season. Excess produce is sold at the car park kiosk,so come early.