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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2 April 2017

A Hidden Lakeland Gem


Both Head and Under Gardeners sneaked off to Scotland and the Outer Hebrides for a week and en route home called in at a friend's garden in the Lake District. Glenis and John have made the most magical naturalistic woodland garden in a uniquely secret setting outside Ulverston in Cunbria.  It's just packed with a fabulous collection of unusual plants, shrubs and trees all growing between mossy coated rocky outcrops. Seeing it in the pouring rain was somehow even more atmospheric in this green haven. There were wonderful Camelias, Rhododenrons, Snakes Head Fritilleries, Narcissus, Erythroniums - even Lewisias and Trilliums all dripping  in the spring rain. We're hoping that our treasured souveniers will thrive here at PTC! 

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