A Grade II listed black and white cottage (not open) with SW-facing gardens and far reaching views across orchards to Abberley clock tower. The gardens extend to approx ¾ acre and comprise of gently sloping lawns with mixed and woodland borders, shade and plenty of strategically placed seating. The garden exudes a quirky and humorous character with the odd surprise!
'Garden by Twilight' evenings are very popular. Trees, shrubs and sculptures are softly uplit and the garden is filled with candles and nightlights (weather permitting!) Visitors are invited to listen to the owls and watch the bats whilst enjoying a glass of wine.
Sunday 4 June (12 - 6pm), Sunday 27 August (2 - 10pm). Admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Wine served after 6pm on Sun 27 Aug.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement all visitors very welcome but please telephone first!. Admission £5.00, children free.
Partial wheelchair access.
How to find us
Pear Tree Cottage, Witton Hill, Wichenford, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR6 6YX
13m NW of Worcester & 2m NE of Martley. From Martley, take B4197. Turn R into Horn Lane then take 2nd L signed Witton Hill. Keep L & Pear Tree Cottage is on R at top of hill.
More about Pear Tree Cottage
These silver medal winning gardens feel very much a part of the Bulmer’s apple orchards by which they are surrounded. They have evolved in the hands of enthusiastic amateurs who are responsible for most of its features. There is unusual evidence of both upcycling and recycling! Four spoilt chickens enjoy their own enclosed bamboo garden and a Medieval style pole house with extended winter quarters known as The Hennery.
Over time, a rose garden has evolved with its own arched entrance and seating beneath an pergola entwined with clematis.There is an enclosed Herb Garden with its own water feature, a Fernery, an uplit well with an original and working pump and a small dedicated raised vegetable bed near Thyme Square. York stone and gravel paving surround the cottage with a small stone terrace on the south side There are examples of mature Yew topiary as well as a fern encrusted rocky culvert through which water flows out and into a lily filled pond inhabited by newts & native fish. In the Woodland Border a log retreat can be found at the end of a twisting path with wooden mushrooms resting beneath the dappled shade.
On the practical side and, in a quiet corner, a discreet composting area hides behind an ivy clad screen with capacious home-made compost bays. Sculpted animal silhouettes can be found rusting quietly in shady corners. Wildlife and native songbirds abound. As well as bats and owls, evening visitors can also enjoy discreet garden lighting which illuminates many garden features including the 50 foot garden well, the Pear Hut Writing Room and the summerhouse. In 2016 the greenhouse was replaced with a new Hartley Botanic & the secret steps project completed. Check out the garden blog at: www.peartreecottage.me for many more details & photos. A very warm welcome awaits visitors in this unique garden!