Hergest Croft, Kington, Herefordshire.

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  A colourful view, Hergest Croft Gardens, Kington, Herefordshire, England   Hergest Croft, Kington.

Hergest Croft has been gardened continuously by three generations of the same family for over 100 years. The gardens extend for over 70 acres and there are over 90 "Champion" Trees and six distinct areas: Hergest Croft, the Azalea Garden, the Maple Grove, the Kitchen Garden, the Park and Park Wood.

As you can see we were there at Rhododendron/Azalea time.

 

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  Hergest Croft House, Kington, Herefordshire, England   Hergest Croft, Kington.

Although there is a house, as shown here, it is not open to the public but the large greenhouse is open.

There is, however, a small cafe within the house which is available to the public. There is also a kitchen garden which we didn't have time to visit.

 

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  A grassy walk, Hergest Croft, Kington, Herefordshire, England   Hergest Croft, Kington.

There are numerous vistas to be had in the gardens, like this one, which are particularly colourful during the Rhododendron season.

 

 

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  Grange Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, England   Hergest Croft, Kington.

This rather pleasant vista is from the terrace just outside the tea room.

These gardens are on the Offa's Dyke Path so walkers on that path will pass right by these gardens. Adding a bit more walking by visiting these gardens would be very worth while.

 

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