The Weir Garden in Summer

The broad curve of the river Wye

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.

 

The play area is open all year around
Children enjoying the natural play area
The play area is open all year around

Woodland Garden

The 10 acre woodland garden occupies the steep river banks with shrubberies, a rockery and a wooded area.  However, at the bottom end is a natural play area where you can balance and climb your way around the course.  The area is suitable for all ages and there's plenty of space for adults to sit and supervise.  The slops down to the play area are ideal for rolling down the hill if you haven't ticked this off your '50 things to do' list yet.

Relax by the river with a picnic
Deck chairs along the river Wye
Relax by the river with a picnic

Along the banks of the river there are also picnic tables and deck chairs.  The Herefordshire countryside is so beautiful in summer with the lush vegetation in this unspoilt river valley attracting many species of fish, birds and mammals, so you never know what you might see.

 

The Victorian greenhouse on the south facing wall
The walled garden tulip border
The Victorian greenhouse on the south facing wall

The walled garden 

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 new flower borders in full bloom 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 summer and explore this beautiful corner of English countryside.