Lower Hope Gardens are privately owned by Mr and Mrs Clive Richards. The gardens, in Ullingswick, Herefordshire are open to the public for the National Garden Scheme and other charities each year.
The well tended gardens span 7 acres facing South and West consisting of herbaceous borders, rose walks, laburnum tunnel, Mediterranean and bog gardens.And recent addition- an Italian Garden.
Visitors can take a botanical stroll through the lime tree walk to the wildlife pond, landscaped with wild flowers and abundant in wildlife.A peace of heaven.
Conservatories and large glasshouses with exotic species orchids, colourful butterflies and bougainvilleas.
Afternoon teas are served in the Old Hop Kiln in a sheltered courtyard. Delicious locally sourced cakes are served with a refreshing cup of tea and farm grown apple juice.
Lower Hope gardens offer easy access for wheelchair users and those with other disabilities. Every effort has been made to maximise the amount of accessibility in and around public areas including toilet facilities.
National Garden Scheme
Lower Hope gardens is one of 3,700 gardens that are privately owned across England and Wales that welcome over half a million visitors a year. The NGS has a tradition of opening gardens of quality, character and interest which is supported by the NGS Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales.
Through opening gardens to the public the NGS raise £2 million each year for nursing, caring and gardening charities. Since 1927 they have raised over £45 million (£25 million in the last 10 years).
Lower Hope gardens are enjoyed by the owners, visitors and funding charities to help people who are ill or under stress.
Garden Open Dates 2013