The walled garden

Glass house 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.

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 replaced the original glass house in the 1920's when Roger Parr spent a small fortune on a model similar to Queen Victoria's, which has it's own bespoke heating system. It was the fashion at the time to grow more exotic fruit and vegetables.  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

Walk next to the three boundary walls. You'll see a fantastic view of the River Wye and still be protected from the elements.

The walls are made of a stretcher bond, commonly used after the early 19th century, finished with capped tiles and discover the stone plinth they sit on.

You can meander around the reinstalled pathways and imagine planting your seeds and nurturing your seedlings alongside 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

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 fruits of their labours with colourful flower borders and a rich variety of vegetables growing in season, which can be purchased at the kiosk.