Visit to Upton Wold and Harrells Nursery Garden

Our morning visit was to an extensive 9 acre garden in a glorious country setting near Moreton-in-the-Marsh. It has been developed from scratch since 1973 and contains a wide range of different appealing features. These include beautiful areas of perennial planting with hardy geraniums and roses and much else besides, with fruit and vegetable areas. Box and yew hedging has been used effectively to delineate the different sections. The garden contains the national collection of Walnut trees, each with its own distinctive features. There is also a diminutive version of Stonehenge with its circle of standing stones. A garden containing a wide range of interest and beauty to cater for all tastes.

The afternoon’s venue to an Evesham garden and nursery could hardly have been different. In an urban setting, the unprepossessing concrete walled entrance gave no clue to the horticultural delights beyond. The plant sales area was full of well grown perennials at appealing prices which the Reading Gardener visitors could hardly resist. The garden beyond was charmingly laid out with carefully chosen plant associations. The visit concluded with tea and an unending supply of delicious home baked cakes from our delightful hostesses.  We returned home content.