The gardens at The Whittern were originally laid out by the Victorian architect who designed the enormous old house in the 1870s, which was the centrepiece of many rambling buildings including the old stable block in the back gardens. 

Much of the original landscaping and garden walls are retained and built in stone quarried from the hillside opposite.

The ‘esplanade’ and original terraced rose garden are now full of shrub roses and perennials with the upper terrace planted in the early 2000s. 

The old rockery has been replaced by a swimming pool and the rose gardens replaced by lawn but recent designs have added to the architectural feel of the garden. 

The house and gardens with bubbling fountains are beautifully set in the expansive north Herefordshire countryside with a south-facing veranda looking across the original parkland. 

The trees include a splendid Cedar of Lebanon and the sixth oldest Larch in Great Britain, as well as a number of specimen beeches, oaks, scotts pines and wellingtonias.

Guests will also be able to sample a Kir Royale the renowned French cocktail made with Cassis produced on the Whittern Estate.

  • Jo Hilditch, owner of The Whittern and former High Sherriff of Herefordshire, will give two talks – at 11.30am and 2.30pm – on the history of the Whittern estate and gardens.
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Afternoon teas
  • Cakes
  • Assistance dogs only
  • Limited access to wheelchair users

Advanced booking has now closed,
however, you can turn up and pay on the day!

11am – 4.30pm
Lyonshall, HR5 3JA

Adults: £7.50 on the day
U16s: Free
Free parking