Hergest Croft Gardens
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
A special area of the woodland garden is set aside for Himalayan species. The garden borders are a tribute to the design theoroies of influential gardeners Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson.
In addition, there is a traditional kitchen garden, a tea shop, gift shop, and tearooms.
The Hergest Estate covers over 1000 acres, at the core of which stands the historic manor house of Hergest Court. The manor dates back to 1267, when it was built by Hwyel ap Meurig. The current house was built in 1895 by Richard Drew. It served for a time as a school, and a repository for the Herefordshite Archives. It has since been converted into flats. An old legend tells that the house is haunted by a spectral black hound, called The Black Dog of Hergest.
About Hergest Croft Gardens
Address: Hergest Croft Estate Office, Ridgebourne Road, Kington, Herefordshire, England, HR5 3EG
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: On the west side of Kington.
Website: Hergest Croft Gardens
Phone: 01544 230160
Historic Houses Association
Photo Credit: Andrew Jones, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Kington, St Mary Church - 0.4 miles (Historic Church)
Old Radnor, St Stephen Church - 2.7 miles (Historic Church)
Lyonshall, St Michael Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church)
Hindwell Roman Fort - 3 miles (Roman Site)
Cwmmau Farmhouse - 3.6 miles (Historic Building)
Four Stones - 3.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Presteigne, St Andrew Church - 5 miles (Historic Church)
Eardisley, St Mary Magdalene Church - 5 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Hergest Croft Gardens:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
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Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')