Walled garden at The Weir

Glass House in the walled garden at The Weir

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

Step back in time

You can explore the Foster and Pearson glasshouse which replaced the original glass house.
 
It's glorious during harvest time when you will smell fresh vegetables and see it filled with hanging onions, courgettes and more.
 
 

Red brick walls

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.
 
 

Hothouse

Discover the Beeston Boiler built in 1925 by The Weir's then-owner, Roger Charlton Parr, D.L. J.P. The boiler, which appears untouched since the 1920s, was used to heat the glasshouse and frames.
 
Mr Parr left his estate to us in 1959 and you can follow our journey as we attempt to restore the garden to its former glory.
 
 

Our work

The restoration of the garden is a work in progress which you can enjoy all year round with displays of fruit and vegetables throughout the year. It's a fantastic sun trap during summer.
 
Maybe you'll see a gardener or volunteer and get a few tips on vegetable growing?
 
Or perhaps you'd like to get involved with the restoration project by becoming a garden volunteer?
 
Please call us to speak to Ned Price the Gardener in Charge on 01981 590509.