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


14 April 2021

First Visitors of 2021!


Well actually not quite.  The very first were Kempsey Ladies Circle who visited last week.  Sadly for them it was one of the many Arctic April days with glacially low temperatures & biting north east winds.  These hardy enthusiasts deserved The Garden Explorers' Award of Courage!!  It was far too cold to think of using a camera! However, it transpired that had visited before in September 2016.  At least they saw the garden in its (winter during) spring livery!

Today, we welcomed two more visitors from Malvern who had the foresight to bring sunshine! Always a wise move.  Despite the still cool temperatures, they at least, were able to sit outside for their homemade teas and it was even warm enough for a quick photo shoot!  Sadly, they took the sunshine with them when they left so it's back to polar temperatures!

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