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Hergest Croft Gardens lies in the heart of the Welsh Marches with stunning views towards the Black Mountains.

From spring bulbs to autumn colour this is a garden for all seasons. There are gorgeous flower borders. An old fashioned Kitchen Garden with a Rose Garden, Spring Borders with carpets of bulbs, and unusual vegetables; the Azalea Garden with spectacular colour in the spring; and Park Wood, with thirty foot high rhododendrons is fantastic all to discover.

Autumn colour throughout the gardens is superb The gardens are the perfect place to explore and relax.

Teas and light lunches, provided by the award-winning Ridgeway Catering, specialising in local homemade food, are available in the old Dining Room and outside on the Terrace.

Plants Sales contain many rare and unusual specimens from all over the world. A wide range of gifts is presented in the Hall. 

Today’s opening hours

1 April to 3 November: Every day from 12pm to 5.30pm.



1 April to 3 November: Every day from 12pm to 5.30pm.

Find Us
Find us

From Leominster to Kington take A44 to Rhayader, and turn left on to Montfort Road, on the brow of the hill turn right and the car park is on the right in about half a mile. Signed from the A44.

Hereford Railway station is 20 miles away and there is an hourly bus service to Kington. Walk 1 mile up a hill to reach the gardens.


Car park on site

  • Free


Historic Houses members visit for free, except during the Flower Fair and Plant Fair.

Adults: £6.50

Under 16s: free 

More admission details

Group Visits
Group Visits

We welcome groups and offer special entry prices for groups of over 20.

Contact us to book: 01544 230160

A word from the owner

The family has a close connection with the Royal Horticultural Society, Lawrence Banks, Hergest's owner, being a former Treasurer and Elizabeth being President Emeritus. Both play an active role in planning, cataloguing and looking after the garden.

We hope you enjoy visiting our special gardens, tended for lovingly by our team of gardeners, pictured.

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