Brobury House Gardens
Brobury, Bredwardine, Herefordshire, HR3 6BS nearest to Upper Newton B&B Tel/Fax: 01981 5002298 acres of formal terraced Victorian gardens and water meadows set against a backdrop of mature trees and the River Wye, fabulous silver birch "forest", lovely new fern and bog garden planting as of 2006.
Burford House Gardens, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8HQTel: 01584 810777 about 25 minutes from Upper Newton B&B 7 acres of riverside gardens containing the National Collection of Clematis and over 2000 other varieties of plants.
Hampton Court Gardens, Nr Hope-under-Dinmore, Leominster, HR6 0PNTel: 01568 797777Magnificent gardens designed on a grand scale in historic castle grounds.
Hergest Croft, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3EGTel: 01544 230160 Fax: 01544 232031 just 8 miles from Kinnersely. A garden for all seasons. Brilliantly coloured rhododendrons and azaleas up to 30 feet in Park Wood. Over 60 champion trees in one of the finest collections in the British Isles.
Ivy Croft, Ivington Green, Leominster, HR6 0JN Open by appointment plus a great website. Just 15 minutes from here. Tel: 01568 720344
Lawton Hall Herbs, Eardisland, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9AXTel: 01568 709215
Ornamental Tree Nurseries Ltd, Broomy Hill Gardens, Cobnash, Kingsland, Leominster, HR6 9OZTel: 01568 708016 Fax: 01568 709022
Stocktonbury Gardens, Stocktonbury, Kimbolton, Nr Leominster, HR6 0HB One of Pearl's favourites, lots of garden rooms Tel:01568 613432Sheltered 4 acre garden with a long growing season and an extensive collection of plants set amongst medieval buildings with quirky features.
The Walled Garden, Knill, Nr Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2PRTel: 01544 267411 or 2603314 acres containing a walled garden, a river, bog garden, primulas adding to a beautiful Spring garden and one hundred varieties of shrubs and climbing roses. Open by appointment any day 10 - 6pm. Telephone in advance.
Weir Garden, NT Swainshill, Nr Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 8BSSet high above the River Wye this woodland garden is particularly noted for its riot of spring flowers, wonderful riverside walk.
Westonbury Mill Water Gardens, Westonbury Mill, Pembridge, HR6 9HZTel: 01544 3886502½ acres of bog and moisture loving plants around a tangle of streams and ponds, together with a natural bog garden in the area of the old mill pond. Please let Pearl know what this is like as she has yet to visit!
Whimble Nursery, Kinnerton , Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2PD. Tel: 01547 560413. Unusual herbaceous perennials cottage garden plants and climbers, wonderfully grown. Many plants in Upper Newton Gardens are from here - they always survive, having been grown is such an inclement setting.