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Stockton Bury Gardens

Critically-acclaimed quintessential English garden.

  • 4.7

  • from 151 Google reviews

A small house in the middle of a road
A small house in the middle of a road

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About the garden

On a sheltered plot near Leominster in Herefordshire, you’ll find Stockton Bury Gardens, a quintessential English country garden, which regularly graces the ‘must visit UK garden’ lists compiled by papers. And for good reason. A beautiful old building cloaked in Wisteria greets visitors, who can stroll under archways made of flowers and down hedge-lined pathways leading to beautifully planted borders.

The four-acre garden is also home to a medieval pigeon house, tranquil water gardens and an original Victorian Garden Kitchen, which supplies the cafe with fresh, zero air-mile fruit and veggies. Children are sure to be mesmerised by the Monkey Puzzle Tree, while the dappled shade of the orchard provides welcome relief on sunnier days.

Created by keen plantsmen Raymond Treasure and Gordon Fenn, Stockton Bury has been in the Treasure family for five generations and much of the garden was pasture until the pair transformed it into this well-acclaimed garden that is now about 35 years old.

If you’re curious about the history of the garden, feel free to stop by the museum before you leave. Though we’d make sure to steal our last glimpses of the garden from the Pavilion, it's also a tranquil spot to take in picturesque views of the rolling countryside.

How long is a typical visit?

The average visitor spends 2 - 4 hours (Half Day) at Stockton Bury Gardens.

Opening times

Opening April 1st 2022 - September Wednesday - Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11AM - 4.30PM

Useful details

Garden area

4 Acres

Dog walking

No - Guide dogs only.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.

Family

Yes - Children of all ages. Supervised children only as we have open water features.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Yes - You can lock up your bike.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved). On very wet days or after heavy rain the garden is unsuitable for wheelchair users.

Shops

Yes - There is a plant shop.

Herefordshire, HR6 0HA

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Stockton Bury Gardens
Herefordshire
HR6 0HA
Sat Nav Postcode
HR6 0HA
Public Transport
Nearest train station is Leominster (2.
5 miles) but no bus connections and route is not suitable for walking.
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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 151 Google reviews

Chris Parker

2 weeks ago

5

These amazing gardens are absolutely beautiful. So many different plants, many we've never seen before. Water features, a small museum , secluded areas out of the sun too. PLUS a very good cafeteria that's licensed too!!! Amazing ciders on offer. NOT TO BE MISSED.

Bob Steadman

a week ago

5

Beautiful gardens well worth a visit. Very well presented with a wide variety of plants and trees. An enviable veg garden too. Excellent cafe serving light lunches at reasonable prices. Very good friendly service. Plenty of car parking, some in the shade. Highly recommended.

Kate Franklin

a week ago

5

This is a delightful place. There are a few steps around the garden but they can be avoided if necessary. Beautiful garden.

Paul Bennett

2 months ago

5

The garden is beautifully maintained and the planting is magnificent. You really feel that you need to keep going back to "see what it looks like in full bloom, or in the autumn or when the veg are at there best. Probably a good idea to buy that season ticket! There are always lovely plants to buy once you have been inspired (although you can get to the plants without paying for entry) and there are some really lovely food in the cafe too - thoroughly recommend the lavender shortbread, jacket potato with coronation chicken and the sausage rolls but probably not on the same visit 😀

charis edwards

a week ago

5

Fabulous place. Wonderful selection of various plants and flowers. Loved the kitchen garden. Would definitely recommend

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07880 712649

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