WELCOME


Welcome to the garden at Ashley Farm.  We are situated in the beautiful countryside of North Herefordshire - Marches country.  Our five acre garden is on a south slope with wonderful views.  The garden, which began in 2004/5, is very young, immature but developing and forever changing. 


Ashley Farm is a 16th century house and the formal garden “rooms” around the house attempt to reflect its Tudor origins.  There are pleached limes, a canal, box and yew topiary and a knot garden.  There are four double herbaceous borders, and three orchards - apple, mixed and japanese cherry. The rose walk is an intimate and enchanting room whilst the birch grove provides autumn colour interest.  In the the nuttery are almonds, chestnuts, filberts and hazels as well as numerous wild species roses.  Further away from the house the pond and woodland are currently being developed.


In 2012 we were featured in the August issue of the English Garden and in House and Garden May 2013.  The Saturday Telegraph ran a short feature in June 2013.  We have also been featured in Gardens Illustrated December 2015 and more recently Garden Answers February 2017.


As if we haven’t got enough work, we have extended the garden by planting a broad leaved native English woodland thanks to a grant from the Woodland Trust.  The autumn colour in the Birch Grove in 2016 was so spectacular this year that we decided to merge it with the Perry Orchard (with its three Harry Potter style old perry trees) and plant many more trees and shrubs with a particular emphasis on autumn colour.


We do hope you will visit us in 2017.


Roger and Jackie Pietroni

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