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The Weir Garden, Hereford

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The Weir Garden is a National Trust property near Swainshill (see Stretton Sugwas), Herefordshire, lying alongside the River Wye 5mi west of Hereford on the A438 road.The garden covers 10 acres (4 hectares), and was the creation of its prior owner, Roger Parr, and his head gardener William Boulter. The adjoining house is used as a nursing home and is not open to the public.The south facing aspect of the garden allows for a wide variety of plantings, and this, combined with the riverside, attract a notable variety of wildlife. Notable birds include blackcaps, mute swans, kingfishers, goosanders and in summer, sand martins, whilst teal often over-winter here. There are also a great many insects, including the rare club-tailed dragonfly, banded demoiselle damselflies and white-legged damselflies, plus a range of butterflies, hoverflies and crickets.The ruins of a Roman temple possibly associated with a high-status Roman villa, which may have connections to the nearby Roman town of Magnis, lie inside the Weir Garden by the River Wye. There is an octagonal cistern filled by a spring, and a ruined buttress by the river. These are the highest standing Roman ruins in Herefordshire.
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  • This was just a short visit, an hour or so. It was peaceful because it was cold winter day, but there were several families with children enjoying themselves and the snowdrops were great. The big feat...  more »
  • The Weir gardens are a few miles from Hereford. A lovely setting next to the river wye. The snowdrops are like a carpet amongst the trees in a few weeks these will be replaced by daffodils.  more »
  • Super place to walk round, to admire the wonderful gardens of wild flowers which have been laid out on the banks of the Wye, and also the purpose built allotments which are maintained there. Great pla...  more »
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