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Lower Hope

Outstanding five acre garden with wonderful seasonal variations. Impeccable lawns with herbaceous borders, rose gardens, white garden, Mediterranean, Italian and Japanese gardens. Natural streams, man-made waterfalls, bog gardens. Woodland with azaleas and rhododendrons with lime avenue to lake with wild flowers and bulbs.

Owner Info

  • Mrs Sylvia Richards
Lower Hope
Lower Hope
Lower Hope
Lower Hope
Lower Hope
Lower Hope
Lower Hope
Lower Hope
Lower Hope
Lower Hope
Lower Hope
Lower Hope
Lower Hope
Lower Hope
Lower Hope
Lower Hope

About Lower Hope

An outstanding colourful garden with wonderful seasonal variations from spring to autumn. This 5-acre garden facing S and W is totally irrigated into 5 zones.

Impeccably manicured lawns embrace extensive herbaceous borders, rose gardens and walks, and include a white garden, Mediterranean garden, Italian garden and a Japanese garden. Water plays a large feature throughout the whole garden with both natural streams and man-made waterfalls. Bog gardens are incorporated in the water features.

The extensive cultivated gardens lead into a woodland area with Azaleas and Rhododendrons predominant which, in turn, show the visitor into the lime tree avenue and ultimately to the lake landscaped with wild flowers and bulbs.

A large glasshouse and conservatories house exotic species including orchids, bougainvilleas and other tropical plants and colourful butterflies breeding during the summer.
Prizewinning herd of pedigree Hereford cattle and Suffolk sheep graze in the field surrounding the gardens.

Location details

Lower Hope,
Hereford,
Herefordshire,
HR1 3JF

Directions to Lower Hope
A465 N from Hereford, after 6m turn L at Burley Gate onto A417 towards Leominster. After approx 2m take 3rd R to Lower Hope. After ½m garden on L. Disabled parking available.

Lower Hope openings

For this open day you can book your tickets in advance. Click on the yellow button below to book or you can just turn up and pay on the day.

Refreshments Light refreshments.
Admission Adult: £7.50
Child: £2.00
Opening times 14:00-17:00

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access to most areas.
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FAQs

Payment is by cash only. Please get in touch with the owners for more details.

Yes, coaches are accepted at Lower Hope. Please get in touch with the owners for details.

Sorry, no dogs are allowed in the garden at this time.

Yes, there are various plants offerred for sale at Lower Hope, please enquire with the owners for more details.

Yes, one or more routes at Lower Hope are accessible to wheelchair users.

Yes. Lower Hope seeks to offer a sustainable refuge for nearby fauna and wildlife. These sanctuaries host diverse habitats supporting indigenous flora and fauna and nurturing local biodiversity.