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 £6.50 per person including tea/coffee/cake.
We also open for the National Garden Scheme in 2019 on
19th & 20th April and 4th & 5th August (2.00-5.30pm) when homemade cakes & ice creams are available.
Entrance £4.00 per person ( £7.00 joint opening with Ivy Croft )
and with our neighbours for Aulden Art & Gardens
29th & 30th June (2.00-5.30pm)
Combined Entrance £7.00 per person
There is also a Beardless Iris Day on Sat. 1st June run by the Group for Bearless Irises with talks, lunch and garden visit - please enquire
Ivy Croft, just over a mile away is also open by arrangement so a combined visit could make a perfect trip out. Weobley, a traditional Black and White village is always worth a visit and Stuart at Ye Olde Salutation prepares some very tasty food.
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