The Walled Gardens at Croome Court
Croome Court, Severn Stoke, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW
The Walled Gardens at Croome Court, one of the finest Georgian walled gardens in the UK and one of the largest in Europe, dates back to the 16th century firstly owned by the Coventry family, however throughout the centuries the gardens sadly fell into a dilapidated state. In 2000, husband and wife duo, Chris & Karen Cronin saw past the wild brambles and shells of agricultural buildings in spite of common sense and strong advice and took up this vast restoration project. Together they had the vision of what they could make of this magnificent gardens and were drawn by the mystery that fulfilled The Walled Gardens and what they might find once the restoration was underway. After 18 years of meticulous restoration, the Cronins have lovingly restored and unveiled the historic natural beauty of the garden ready for the enjoyment of the public. Needless to say, the gardens will continue to mature and develop to reveal yet more hidden secrets that are yet to be discovered.
The privately owned Walled Gardens at Croome Court will re-open on Good Friday (19th April) and will be open to visitors every Friday, Saturday, Sunday (and Bank Holiday Monday) until the end of September 2019. Entrance is £5 per person / children free (when accompanied by a paying adult). Opening times are 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm).
Access to The Walled Gardens is through Croome’s National Trust Visitor Centre where admission tickets can be purchased. If visitors would also like to visit the National Trust parkland and house there is an additional admission charge. The funds raised go towards the ongoing restoration, which was entirely funded by the Cronin family prior to the gardens being open to visitors.
Follow the brown signs to Croome, National Trust, from A38 or B4084. Entry through National Trust Visitor Centre, High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW