Raymond Treasure and Gordon Fenn created our four-acre garden 45 years ago, and the Treasure family continue to maintain it today. Much of the garden was pasture until the pair transformed it into this acclaimed garden.
Gardens Created with Love
The original Victorian kitchen garden and impressive monkey puzzle tree are still very much part of the scheme you see today. 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.
The garden sits at the heart of a working farm: originally one of the Bury farms of the Benedictine Priory in Leominster. You won’t want to miss the dovecote and Medieval barns, which remain important landmark features. The barns retain their agricultural purposes, while sheep and cattle graze the surrounding fields. With interest from April through to the end of September, you’ll find yourself returning through the seasons.
Stockton Bury is a much-loved family home and business. Raymond’s nieces, Tamsin Westhorpe and Connie Marston, joined the family team a few years ago. Tamsin has previously been deputy editor of Amateur Gardening magazine and Editor of The English Garden magazine. Tamsin now spends time in the garden and writes freelance alongside her role as an RHS Judge. Her books Diary of a Modern Country Gardener and Grasping the Nettle both feature Stockton Bury. Connie also helps on the family farm and runs the garden café.