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Explore Greyfriars' garden

The garden at winter in Greyfriars' House and Garden, Worcestershire
The garden at Geryfriars' House and Garden | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

The walled garden at Greyfriars pays homage to what stood before it – George's Yard, a row of 10 affordable houses which were demolished in 1955 and recycled to create what is now this tranquil outdoor space in the heart of Worcester city centre. Discover the background to the garden and the flora and fauna you can see in the changing seasons.

The upcycled garden

Built as a row of 10 workers' houses at the back of Greyfriars, the houses were demolished in 1955 and the materials from George's Yard were upcycled to create the garden seen today.

From chimney pots used as plant pots, to the bricks that have built the gazebo, explore the garden and discover the plants and flowers you can see in the garden, through the changing seasons.

A black and white photograph showing the houses of St George's Yard at the rear of Greyfriars.
The houses of George's Yard and the rear of Greyfriars | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Autumn colour

During autumn, the gardeners harvest the fruits of their labour, with a crop of pears, figs and quince. As the seasons change and summer fades, look out for the robinia tree, which glows gold with autumn foliage of deep reds, vibrant oranges and golden browns.

Goodbye summer, hello autumn

Bid farewell to the summer flowers until next year and see the last of the bright yellow begonia as they undergo their final flourish before the pots are wrapped for winter.

Catch the falling leaves as they float and drift across the lawn or find a place to sit and let the garden provide a respite from the busy scenes playing out on the other side of the city wall.

A terrace with pots, summerhouse and trees in the wintertime at Greyfriars garden
Autumn in the garden at Greyfriars | © ©National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor
Greyfriars' House and Garden, Worcestershire. Set in the heart of historic Worcester, Greyfriars is a charming timber-framed merchant's house.

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