Stockton Bury Gardens
Stockton Bury Gardens near Leominster in Herefordshire – the perfect place for plant and garden lovers to spend a few hours. The four-acre garden is home to a medieval pigeon house, kitchen garden, water gardens and well-planted borders.
Enjoy our Café, plant sales area and our friendly and inspiring setting.
The four-acre garden has been created by Raymond Treasure and Gordon Fenn. Both are keen plantsman and have incredible knowledge to share.
Stockton Bury has been in the Treasure family for three generations and much of the garden was pasture until the pair transformed it into this well-acclaimed garden. The original Victorian kitchen garden and impressive monkey puzzle tree are still very much part of the new garden. Now 30 years old the garden is home to mature plantings and offers keen gardeners plenty of inspiration. Both men were inspired by Raymond’s relative the late John Treasure (well known for his garden at Burford House near Tenbury Wells) and their friend, the late plantsman Christopher Lloyd.
The ‘Pavilion’ – this is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy views of the countryside. Expect to find new plants every year – many of which you are able to buy from the plant sales area. The area is blessed with a very fertile clay soil so many plants exceed expectations in this ideal growing environment. With interest from April through until the end of September you’ll find yourself returning to see the garden in the different seasons.
The garden sits at the heart of a working farm which was originally one of the Bury farms of the Benedictine Priory in Leominster. The dovecote and medieval barns remain important landmark features.
The café uses local produce and fruit and veg from our garden. Our chef is the talented Jane Lloyd and our café manager is Raymond Treasure’s niece Connie Amos.
We do not reserve tables, however, if you are a group of over 15 advanced warning is much appreciated. Large coach parties may be offered a more limited menu.
Visit Leominster best known for its medieval black and white buildings and antique shops and sits in the heart of the Herefordshire Marches halfway between Ludlow in Shropshire and Hereford at the heart of Herefordshire.
There’s ample opportunity amongst the picturesque scenery for walkers to stretch their legs and cyclists to roll their wheels. There are plenty of B&Bs, guest houses, hotels and self catering accommodation.
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