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


1 July 2020

The Return of Garden Visitors

Visitors explore the main lawn.
One super smart Studio!

Whoopie!  It was lovely to see the return of some garden visitors today. We enjoyed the company of 16 visitors from Ludlow U3A and made £80 for nurses and carers under the National Garden Scheme.  The rain arrived with the visitors but unlike them, only stayed 10 minutes and then the sun came out.  Unfortunately, we weren't able to offer the usual level of hospitality so there were no homemade teas just a big welcome!  It was the first outing for our visitors had made since the relaxing of lockdown restrictions so how lovely they came to Pear Tree Cottage garden!! 

Of course there had been much preparation as Simon had been very busy in the garden with his paint brushes. The Studio was looking super smart with its new red roof, newly glazed and leaded windows and beautifully painted window frames. Simon also transformed the swing seat roof, the Pear Hut and even the Herb Garden niche, fence and the barn.

They certainly enjoyed the handywork of both Chris's!!  Chris Pugh's sculptures were a big hit and much commented upon.  Another lady asked for the name of our builder as she liked Chris Genever's hard landscaping and paving so much!! Also very popular was the greenhouse and its new floor!!  Let's hope this heralds the return of more visitors and more money raised for our caring charities!!

Our resident tour guide chats to visitors.
Self service ticketing & checkout systems!

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