HERE are some dates for the diary of garden lovers in Herefordshire.

The following gardens are open to visitors in August as part of the National Gardens Scheme, which raises money for charity.

The Garden of the Wind, Middle Hunt House, Walterstone, Hereford HR2 0DY
Opening Saturday, August 24; Sunday, August 25; 2pm-5pm. Admission £5, children free.

A modern garden using swathes of swathes of herbaceous plants and grasses with stunning views of the Black Mountains. Special features: rose border, hornbeam alley, formal parterre, water rill and fountains. Carved lettering and sculpture throughout the four-acre garden.   

The garden is also the home of part of the National Collection of Contemporary Memorial Art.

Teas with home made cakes. Partial wheelchair access.

Opening in conjunction with Hatterall Herbs:  Admission to both gardens £7.50


Hatterall Herbs, Longtown, Hereford HR2 0LT
Opening Saturday, August 24, Sunday, August 25. 2pm-5pm.
Admission £3.50, children free.

A ½-acre organic working garden started in 2014 applying permaculture and no dig principles. Divided into distinct areas, the garden contain annual medicinal herbs, edible flowers, pleached lime and fruit trees, raised vegetable beds, soft fruit, unusual fruit trees and a ‘food forest’. Herb labyrinth, views over Hatterall Ridge and the Black Mountains. Fantastic walks from the car park. Teas at the Garden of the Wind.


The Picton Garden, Old Court Nurseries, Walwyn Road, Colwall WR13 6QE
Opening Monday, August 26. 11am-5pm.
Admission £3.50, children free.

One-and-a-half acre garden west of the Malvern Hills. Interesting perennials and shrubs. Holder of the National Plant Collection of Michaelmas daisies and of autumn-flowering asters. Extensive nursery.

Wheelchair access on gravel paths but all fairly level.

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