The garden will now re-open on Monday, June 15th.
Following the partial lifting of Coronavirus restrictions, Westonbury Mill Water Gardens will re-open on June 15th, 11am to 5pm and daily until the end of September. Entrance to the garden will be via the cafe which will be offering take away food , drinks, ice cream etc for picnics on the outside tables and the lawn areas of the car park. Social distancing will apply in all areas. For visitor safety the Cuckoo Clock will not be operating and entrance to the garden may have to be limited. See the Visitor Information page of this website for other information.
It is now 20 years since I started making this garden and was joined by Sally in 2007 when we married. We love it here and think you will enjoy it too. It is certainly both beautiful and fun. Words which crop up often in the visitors’ book are ‘different’ and ‘unusual’ (meant, I think, as compliments!). ‘Inspirational’ appears a lot.
Gardener’s World visited us in July 2016
Take a moment to look at this excerpt from Gardener’s World and visit the other good films and press articles about the garden.
I won’t try to describe it. It’s better that you look at the pictures or press cuttings or perhaps the video films made by garden visitors (see other Videos). But it is worth saying three things: that the garden opens up slowly so there is always new interest as you go round corners, that there are plenty of benches to sit on, and that it has splendid views to the surrounding Herefordshire hills and meadows.
Fourteen years ago the urge to use an old water wheel led me to build a tower which people have enjoyed so much that it led to other follies, the latest being a giant water powered cuckoo clock which you may have seen on the TV. Children love the mound with its spiral walk to a surprisingly high view point, and to explore the path through the giant leaves of the gunnera.
We’ve got a really good cafe for coffee, lunches and teas, and have plenty of space inside or outside by the stream.
In the large plant sales area Liz Edwards produces an unusual range of perennials for all types of soil but particularly specializing in moisture lovers, all potted from the garden.
You will find us in the beautiful Welsh Marches close to the ‘Black-and-White’ village of Pembridge.
Westonbury Mill is an excellent venue for weddings and other celebrations. Take look at our Events page.
Come and visit us and you will receive a warm welcome.