The Weir garden in Autumn

The river valley at the Weir

Situated on a major bend in the River Wye outside Hereford, the site has been in use since Roman times. However, what you see today is a woodland garden and productive walled garden largely created by the Parr family in the 1920's.

Woodland garden

The 10 acre woodland garden occupies the steep river banks on a major bend on the river Wye.  It contains trees, shrubberies and a rockery which all change colour with the season. After lunch or later in the afternoons are the best time to join us for a walk along the river to enjoy the peace and tranquility the gardens have to offer. 

Along the banks of the river there are also deck chairs so you can sit awhile if the weather is warm enough. The Herefordshire countryside and its lush vegetation attracts many species of fish, birds and mammals, so you never know what you might see.

The walled garden

The glasshouse as it is today
Glass House in the walled garden at The Weir
The glasshouse as it is today

Further along the river is the walled garden which the National Trust team have reinstated over the past few years.  Come and see the Victorian greenhouse, the late flowering borders and the extensive vegetable patch.  We sell our vegetable produce at the kiosk by the car park, so you could even pick up your tea on the way home.

Our tea tent is on hand too for more immediate refreshments, so do drop in this autumn and explore this beautiful corner of English countryside. 

For the family

Natural Play at The Weir Garden

At the bottom end of the woodland garden path is a natural play area where children can balance and climb their way around the course.  The area is suitable for all ages and there is planty of space for adults to sit and supervise.  Over the half term holidays we have a Halloween trail and pumpkin carving sessions too.