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 December 2019

Garden Explorations!

Head Gardener has been doing some horticultural exploring and found Derreen Gardens on the Beara Pensinsula in Co. Kerry, Ireland.  Home to the largest collection of naturalised tree ferns in the Northern Hemisphere!  Despite it being December, it is a fabulous place to visit with literally forests of mature tree fern specimens.  If you're ever in the area then this is THE place to

Being December, our expectations weren't exactly high and so it was a really lovely surpise to find such a magical garden in such scenic surroundings.

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