Back in the summer we traveled down the A49 trunk road through Ludlow and almost reaching Leominster we find one of our favourite gardens of all time, Stockton bury in our neighbouring county of Herefordshire. I hope this reminder of a summer’s day in a beautiful garden will drive away any cold and dreary winter weather.
We visit this garden a few times every year and enjoy every one of our explorations around it. There are so many interesting plants grown around an old cider mill, the garden itself being divided up into distinct areas. Join us as we look back at our August visit in warmer times!
Walking from the carpark to the cafe in the tithe barn we enjoy views of one of the most beautiful old cider orchards, thousands of trees in long rows all equally spaced out.
The buildings around the garden entrance soon give away its heritage.
These beautiful old red-brick farm buildings provide a wonderful foil for interesting plants.
Longer views of borders rather than plant portraits show the atmosphere of the garden.
Thoughtfully pruned shrubs always have such character, displaying its character and soul.
The large pond and bog garden near the grotto are a delight all year and we always enjoy walking all around their banks, alongside the marginal plants.
I shall finish off this post with three of my favourite photographs from this visit to Stockton Bury.
The garden is now closed until the spring of 2022 when I feel sure we will be back.