Visiting the Garden
The garden at Aulden Farm was created for our own personal pleasure, we never dreamt that visitors would enjoy it as much as they do. It is approximately 3 acres in a large L-shape, split into various rooms. Features include a magnificent giant Ash, a peaceful yew circle, a hornbeam tunnel, a wildlife pond, etc.
Our soil is typical Herefordshire clay. Not far from here were brick fields and we could always make this an alternative income! The back pond is literally a hole dug in the ground: it wasn't even puddled. The farmyard consists of hardcore and can only be dug with a JCB, but is a never ending source of enjoyment from self-sowing. The only good soil is around a small brick ruin where someone lived during the Second World War. This area is called Dora's after the local land army girl who used to deliver milk there.
Opening times are flexible to suit you and your friends (April to September inclusive), so you can wander at leisure and soak up the peace of our garden - birds allowing! As we have no minimum number, we are ideal for the smaller groups as well as couples just fancying time-out or even for coach groups, all will be assured of a warm welcome. Tea/coffee and a selection of scrummy home-made cakes are available and there are plenty of seats in the garden. So please don't hesitate to contact us, email is best but if not leave a message on our friendly answer phone (01568 720129) as we are usually out in the garden! Cost for pre-arranged group visits is £9.00 per person including tea/coffee/cake.
Our set NGS open days for 2023 are Sat 29th & Sun 30th April, Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd September (11am - 4pm). Also, with our neighbours, we will be open for Aulden Arts & Gardens on Sat 17th & Sun 18th June (1pm-5pm).We look forward to hearing from you and to meeting you in the future.
Alun & Jill Whitehead
The hamlet of Aulden is situated about 3 miles south of Leominster. Despite its small size, it does appear on quite a few road maps. For those with SatNav our postcode is HR6 0JT
Our preferred route for coaches can be found here