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Hampton Court Gardens, Leominster, Herefordshire

Hampton Court Gardens
Nr. Hope under Dinmore
Leominster
Herefordshire

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Exploring the countyside between Hereford and Leominster you can discover the beautiful Hampton Court Gardens. They have an impressive backdrop of a late medieval castle and are surrounded by a thousand acres of rolling parkland. An exceptional standard of craftsmanship is evident throughout the newly designed gardens.

The rivers Lugg and Humber converge here and water plays a prominent part in the garden design.There are water canals, island pavilions, a waterfall and a sunken garden.

The planting is all organic and there are stunning herbaceous borders bridged by a wisteria arch believed to be at least 150 years old. The colour theme of blue, maroon, grey, silver, white and pink creates a harmonious whole throughout the southern walled garden.

The northern walled garden is an ornamental kitchen garden, with eye catching and innovative displays of organic and heritage vegetables.

Alongside the walled gardens a maze of a thousand yews beckons.Those successful in reaching the centre come to a Gothic Tower from the top of which there is a bird's eye view of the gardens whilst underneath a secretive underground tunnel leads to a thatched hermitage beside the waterfall in the sunken garden.

The Orangery Restaurant serves lunches and teas using organic ingredients where possible. It overlooks extensive lawns beyond which there are peaceful riverside walks.

The garden shop offers plants, fresh vegetables and homemade produce from the castle kitchen plus a range of select gifts. There are special events held throughout the year.

Hampton Court is on the A417 near to its junction with the A49

Details

Months Open: 11am - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Saturday and Sunday
Closed Monday& Friday except Bank Holidays
Discount for Groups: Yes - Groups of 20+ pre-booked
Admission Price: Adults: £5
Children: £3
Senior Citizens: £4.50
Family: £14
Season tickets available
Catering: Orangery Restaurant and Beech Café (home-made & local suppliers)

More Attractions nearby

Lion Gallery (0.13 miles)

Leominster Folk Museum (0.15 miles)

Stockton Bury Gardens (1.93 miles)

Ivy Croft Garden & Nursery (2.55 miles)

Berrington Hall (3.03 miles)

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