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*** THE END OF AN ERA**

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SEVERAL MONTHS AGO WE WERE REQUIRED TO LOOK AFTER OUR YOUNGEST GRANDSON IN MALVERN WORCESTERSHIRE, OUR DAUGHTER HAD DECIDED TO CHANGE JOBS AND OPEN A COFFEE SHOP IN THE TOWN…..
OUR SON IN LAW MENTIONED THAT AN NGS GARDEN WAS OPENING FOR THE LAST TIME, AFTER 30 YEARS, THE OWNER HAD DECIDED TO CALL IT A DAY!

NOT SURE HOW OUR GRANDSON WOULD ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE……WE WENT ALONG, THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT, AND WE NEED NOT HAVE WORRIED …..HE TOOK ONE LOOK AT THE GARDEN AND WAS OFF!!
DETAILS FROM THE NGS BOOKLET…..
With a magnificent backdrop of the Malvern Hills, this 1½ acre old-fashioned garden is a plantsman’s paradise. The main feature is a magnificent cedar. 3 herbaceous and 2 shrub borders, rose garden, red and white and yellow borders, an evergreen and hydrangea bed, 2 rockeries, pond, sculptures and vegetable garden. Good garden colour throughout the year.
Was the home of Charles Hastings – founder of the British Medical Association (1794-1866).


THE CEDAR TREE WAS AMAZING, ONE OF THE LARGEST I HAVE EVER SEEN


CONSIDERING THIS WAS AT THE END OF THE SEASON, AND ONLY ONE GARDENER ONE DAY A WEEK, (THE OWNER WAS WELL INTO HER EIGHTIES)WE WERE MOST IMPRESSED, AND EDWARD WAS WORN OUT, HAVING RUN AROUND THE GARDEN ABOUT 5 TIMES!!

THE FUTURE OF THIS LOVELY HOUSE AND GROUNDS IS UNCERTAIN, SEVERAL ACRES HAD ALREADY BEEN SOLD OFF FOR BUILDING, MANY YEARS AGO, SO I SUSPECT THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME WE WILL SEE A GARDEN LIKE THIS AGAIN, SO PLEASED WE WERE ABLE TO VIEW IT….HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE TOUR…….

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Comments

 

It looks so relaxing. I hope someone will save it. We need to keep these places.

31 Dec, 2016

 

Bet you were glad you went t see it. What a shame it would be to build on some of the land. Lets hope some rich gardener will buy it!

31 Dec, 2016

 

What a beautiful place. Its so peaceful and like going back to Edwardian days with that lovely house and the Cedar. I just LOVE that huge urn! I have been looking for a good piece of Statuary, but I think a big urn would be just as nice! What a place...so sad to think that it might be lost...a tragedy waiting to happen.

31 Dec, 2016

 

as you say the end of an era. what a shame. but you never know it may be rescued yet. just think of heligan.

31 Dec, 2016

 

I've never seen a cedar so grand...worth saving!

1 Jan, 2017

 

If its in a urban area it will automatically have a Tree Protection Order , if its a rural area it needs applying for.

1 Jan, 2017

 

Beautiful gardens and beautiful shots - well done - fingers crossed that the garden is saved - thanks for sharing - Jane

1 Jan, 2017

 

A wonderful garden, Dotty, ... super pics.
Let's hope the garden can be preserved.

1 Jan, 2017

 

What a great garden .....and great photos DottyD.

2 Jan, 2017

 

Thank you Paul, I have to admit it was worth visiting.....
TT it would be perfect if someone would take it on, we did comment that if we won the lottery we would buy it!!
Many thanks Jane pleased you enjoyed it....
Diane semi-urban, we noticed where several acres had been sold for building, the trees had not been touched, thank goodness!
Bathgate, neither had we, it was awe inspiring, it was the size of our whole garden!!
Seabird I will keep you posted, our SIL thought that it might be turned in to a home for the elderly.....
Karen there were many places like that in Malvern, it was and still is a wealthy area, not all of the houses have been pulled down, but it has changed so much since we used to visit it 40 years ago, still beautiful though with the wonderful Malvern Hills in the background, and the magnificent Worcestershire countryside, my OH would move back tomorrow!! our daughter would be very happy!!
Tera we were very glad we went, because we had another NGS garden lined up to see!! next time ..all being well!

Hywel I quite agree, it would be dreadful to see such a fine house pulled down.
Thank you all for your interest.....

2 Jan, 2017

 

Thanks for sharing this garden with us, DD! It looks like a magnificent place & it would be a crying shame if the house were pulled down & the gardens destroyed! I hope it can be saved & maintained so that future generations might enjoy it.

2 Jan, 2017

 

Thanks DD for sharing your photos. The garden looks lovely and the trees magnificent. I always get the urge to hug old trees. Think of all the comings and goings they have seen. Lovely old house. Hope someone buys it and gives it the love and TLC it deserves.

3 Jan, 2017

 

After all the years in Herefordshire and visiting countless gardens we seem to have missed that one!

Sad if entire area was built on.

3 Jan, 2017

amy
Amy
 

This is one for the ' to do ' list Angela it looks gorgeous ,we often stop of in Malvern when visiting relatives in Hereford ,very best wishes for a successful business to your daughter & son-in-law they couldn't be in a nicer town ...

8 Jan, 2017

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