The green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England, is home to the cider apple orchards which surround the gardens of Pear Tree Cottage. They enjoy a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury and 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! This began in 2010 & follows the weekly ups and downs of garden work chronicling both successes and failures but, above all, demonstrates the fun enjoyed by three people who regularly garden in all weathers


31 May 2018

Visitors from Austria

A coach arrives in Witton Hill
Karl Ploberger 

PTC was home to some continental guests who came and enjoyed exploring the garden after a day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. They weren't put off with dull and drizzly weather as all were dressed for some British weather! 

Never before had a coach been seen in our lane and neither had we hosted any foreign gardening TV celebrities before. It was a pleasure to meet Karl Ploberger ( who his Austria's equivalent to Mony Don and his party were both interested and very well informed. Thank goodness for Latin! It took a dead language to make conversing on live plants possible!! They were an absolute pleasure to meet and their visit made the local newspaper: Austrian Gardening Enthusiasts visit Pear Tree Cottage Garden.  We're hoping for better weather and more visitors this Sunday when we open for the National Gardens Scheme.

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