The gardens at Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener!

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18 November 2010

Dear old Shakenhurst


The Hall



The main drive


Am straying from gardening for a moment. As there has been so much in the press about the sale of this ancient and historic estate and the sad reasons for its sale.  I had the privilege of growing up on Windhill Farm which was  part of the estate .  Lets hope the new buyer of this wonderful old estate does it proud.  Thought I'd put up a couple of photos as I knew it so well as a child and they will probably be the last I ever take.

Who knows?  It might have been wandering alone in the gardens at Shakenhurst aged 10 that gave me my interest in gardening!




Windhill Farm

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