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The Weir Garden


By eirlys


The Weir Garden is a National Trust property near Swainshill, Herefordshire. This was our second visit during the last week of April and we were very fortunate weather-wise. The day was ideal: not too hot; just comfortably warm.

We had never heard of the garden when we first found it but enjoyed the woodland walk and the glorious views so much we had to re-visit.

I don’t think the images do the place justice. It’s idyllic :
a great place to wander and take it easy. There are benches, and steps, and a little Summer “house” where one can pause for breath and to take in yet another lovely glimpse of the river Wye.

The Romans found this place and built something here. It is not known if this was a villa for a very important person, or a temple where the Romans came to worship. It had had lots of rooms with steps leading down to the river; evidence of mosaic floors. The Romans certainly knew where to build!

Plants are labelled and one is encouraged to note wildlife.

Not suitable for wheelchairs and one is advised to wear sensible shoes! (If I can manage the walk, anyone can!!)

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What a beautiful restful place. You can see why Wordsworth liked the Wye!

20 Jun, 2016


I don't think the photos do the place justice, to be honest, Steragram. It truly is worth a visit, restful, as you commented, and a great place for a picnic, although there is a little tea-room and chairs overlooking the river where one can picnic, I expect.

In the car-parking area outside there are benches and picnic tables so one doesn't have to carry anything around.

21 Jun, 2016

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