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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30 May 2016

'Queenhouse' Finale

Now unveiled!
Surrounded by red, white & blue!

It was lovely to have the Lyte-Masons over from Australia to open the new greenhouse. We were very honoured to have them as 11 years have elapsed since they were over for the opening of our Hartley Botanic predecessor! It was warm and sunny and we were able to have a barbecue and even eat the first course outside. We celebrated with Chris G who gave up most of his Easter to build the base and his wife: Sal and Chris P who dismantled the old greenhouse and dug out all the footings. For the occasion, Chris G managed to find the time to finish grouting all the floor tiles and also do an amazing job of tiling the threshold. We're looking forward to Hartley Botanic replacing the corrugated bases for the staging and all will be completed. In the meantime, the vine is thriving as are the tomatoes and cucumbers.


Chris's amazing threshold.



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