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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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  • Wonderful gardens along side the River Wye. At present, wonderful snowdrops but in a few weeks the daffodils will be magnificent.  more »
  • We visited on Sunday morning and the Sun came out and the snowdrops looked absolutely wonderful the path‘s are well maintained as are all the grounds and the sprouting daffodils bode well for a wonder...  more »
  • We walked through the Weir gardens today (Sunday) and were enchanted by the lovely snowdrops, but also daffodils starting to appear Looking closer at the ground, we saw crocus/celandine/cyclamen and a...  more »

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