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


2 July 2022


 On a cold, grey and blustery June day, the garden played host to a coach load of Norwegian garden enthusiasts.  Such was their enthusiasm, they weren't put of in the least by a grey and cold summer's day.  Even when the coach driver couldn't make the turn up to Witton Hill, determination prevailed and they walked all the way from Horn Lane!!  £500.00 was raised for charity and our visitors were delighted to see their national flag displayed as they enjoyed homemade afternoon tea - PTC style!  Interestingly hardly any of them took milk with their tea or coffee.  This was noted as we only remembered to get in extra milkl supplies at the 11th hour and so were left with surpliss milk! They were charming people with a genuine interest in the garden.  

A big thank you to our helpers: Lindy, Gabby, Jenny & Pauline who served teas in the freezing temperatures and washed up in a very warm kitchen! An EXTRA big thank you to Pat Finch who made trays of exquisite cakes despite her very recent hip surgery!!

More photos can be found here:Norwegian Visit

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