The Gardens at Brobury House were originally laid out in the 1880s when the house was built. The setting, on the banks of the River Wye by Bredwardine Bridge, was the perfect site for a terraced Victorian garden. The panoramic views of the surrounding countryside complementing the formal gardens. The magnificent trees which give structure to the garden were part of the original design and provide a focal point for the gardens. Subsequent owners have enhanced the theme with features such as the striking stand of Paper Birches.
The present owners, Keith and Pru Cartwright have been at Brobury since 2001 and have embarked on a programme of restoration and development in conjunction with their garden designer Peter Antonius.
It is truly a garden for all seasons. Come and share with us the first flush of Spring blossom or the spectacular late Autumn blaze…and beyond into the pale light of Winter, there is always interest and beauty.
Water is a recurring theme, three formal water features have been woven into the original terraces – the most recent a Lutyens inspired pool with double steps and parterre. A bog garden has now been established at the bottom of the specimen tree walk and from this informal paths follow a stream through woodland with architectural planting, leading finally to the two acre watermeadow beyond.
We are now concentrating on developing the planting with the introduction of more specimien plants and groups of specific families, for example Euonimus and Daphnes.
From the grounds you can look across the valley to the beautiful Regency style Bredwardine Vicarage, where the Rev. Francis Kilvert the Victorian diarist, finally lived and is buried. Brobury House is built on the old vegetable garden of the vicarage and Kilvert is said to have planted the Mulberry tree which graces the top lawn.
Opening: The gardens are open every day, and year round between 10am and 5pm (or dusk from November to March inclusive). See here for full information
Admission£6 for adults, £1 for juniors. Infants under 3 years free entry. Season Ticket / Gift Voucher £30
Annual Subscription Gift Voucher
Looking for a special gift? We have an Annual Subscription Gift Voucher, which will allow the lucky recipient to visit Brobury House Gardens as many times as they wish for a whole year – and, unlike many other gardens, we do not close for the Winter months, there is always something to see at Brobury with delightful walks the year round. Terrific value at £30.
(We’re dog friendly too!)
For further information call: 01981 500229 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your hospitality yesterday to members of the Veterans Cycle Club. They all enjoyed their visit to your lovely home. A wonderful day, largely due to your warm welcome and delicious refreshments. Mike E
Thank you for allowing members of the Herefordshire Painting Club to paint & draw at Brobury House & Gardens. The gardens are a triumph, such wonderful planting, so much colour and the wonderful lush green lawns. We were all so impressed. Jane T
On behalf of Lincoln Flower Club who visited your wonderful gardens, a huge thank you for your warm welcome & hospitality. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit and found the guided tour of the gardens most imformative and interesting. You have really captured a feeling of peace & tranquility. I sat by the stream watching the dragonflies dance, it was beautiful. Sandra L
Thank you very much for the delightful evening we spent at your gardens. They are very inspiring. We would also like to thanks you for the delicious tea which we all enjoyed. Teresa M
We have been to many gardens and would like to say this is the most beautiful and well kept we have seen. It is absolutely gorgeous, we really have enjoyed it. Well done – it is a credit. Pam & Graham
Just a note to thank your team for hosting a delightful evening at Brobury House. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful surroundings which are a credit to the hard work we know that entails. Nicky & her helpers served us beautifully made refreshments and made us all feel very welcome. Wigmore & District Gardening Club
A selection of photographs through the seasons
All of the above snow photographs are courtesy of Jill Brown