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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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  • August 16, 2017
    Popped in for an hour on way back to holiday cottage. Lovely walk, all enjoyed the play area, all deck chairs spoken for!!  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We have been to the Weir gardens many many times. Its a good easy walk for any age but there is always something new to see and now that the vegetable garden is open, its added something extra. At wha...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Enjoyed a rainy day trip to take in the beautiful surroundings of the Weir garden which has lots of nature spotting opportunities. There's a natural playground for the children and a summer holidays t...  more »

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