The four-acre garden has been created by Raymond Treasure and Gordon Fenn. Both are keen plantsman and have incredible knowledge to share.
Stockton Bury has been in the Treasure family for three generations and much of the garden was pasture until the pair transformed it into this well-acclaimed garden. The original Victorian kitchen garden and impressive monkey puzzle tree are still very much part of the new garden. Now 30 years old the garden is home to mature plantings and offers keen gardeners plenty of inspiration. Both men were inspired by Raymond’s relative the late John Treasure (well known for his garden at Burford House near Tenbury Wells) and their friend, the late plantsman Christopher Lloyd.
New to the garden this year is the Pillar Garden and the old wood shed has now been transformed into a wonderful viewing gallery that looks out over the Pigeon House garden. Expect to find new plants every year – many of which you are able to buy from the plant sales area. The area is blessed with a very fertile clay soil so many plants exceed expectations in this ideal growing environment. With interest from April through until the end of September you’ll find yourself returning to see the garden in the different seasons.
The garden sits at the heart of a working farm which was originally one of the Bury farms of the Benedictine Priory in Leominster. The dovecote and medieval barns remain important landmark features.
Raymond’s neice, Tamsin Westhorpe, has now joined the gardening team. She has previously been deputy editor of Amateur Gardening magazine and Editor of The English Garden magazine. Tamsin now spends time in the garden here and writes freelance alongside her role as the Open Gardens Ambassador for the British Red Cross.