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.

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11 June 2019

The Gardens of Wichenford 2019

Ski jacket in June!
Sunday's team at the ready!
Explorers!
What a week!  Preparations for Open Gardens were going so well until Firdy when it poured with rain all day.  Luckily, I'd mowed the day before but poor Chris strimmed and cut the hedges for nearly 4 hours in the rain!  
Sun at last!
With garden jobs finished, the gazebo up and the Bonsai exhibition looking like perfection itself, Saturday began under leaden skies, with winds, rain and cold temperatures.  Gradually things picked up and visitors began to trickle in.  We had around 100 the first dy and with more sunshine on Sunday, we had 228.  With another 16 gardens participating, visitors can pay their entrance money in every garden. We made a total of £506.95 most of which was in teas and cakes.  Talking of which: Ann Newton made lots and lots of exquisite cakes and so a BIG thank you to her.  Of course thanks to each and every one of our helpers

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