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


15 May 2024


 A perfect sunny day in May with the scent of Wisteria drifing on a gentle breeze, 270 visitors poured into the garden!  Helpers were overrun with queues for teas meanwhile, I was only just keeping up with arriving visitors queueing at the gate.

We thoroughly enjoyed the musical delights of Barrels and Bells Clarinet Choir. The highlight of the day was a young autistic boy who delighted everyone by giving an impromptu performance on our yachting piano in the conservtory.  It transpired he'd played for the King and at Highrove!!

Meanwhile, across the lane in Sandra's garden, she and Pat were also busy. Plants were flying off the tables raising £1200.00 for Wichenford Church.

As the event was coming to a close, storm clouds gathered and a thunderstom passed over. It provided a dramatic end  to the day and when everyone had gone home the sun came out, the birds sang and the now refreshed garden  returned to its usual quiet and tranquil state! A prefect end to a successful day.

The clearing up could wait!!

A very BIG thank you to ALL helpers and supporters!!!

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