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Stone House Cottage Garden and Nursery

Kidderminster Worcestershire England

Botany Bay Garden Centre & Cafe

Redditch Worcestershire England
Description : 

Welcome to Botany Bay Garden Centre & Cafe.

 We are a traditional garden centre and working nursery, established over 40 years ago. We are passionate about plants, growing many varieties right here in 6 acres of our own glasshouses.

We specialise in quality plants and super choice at sensible prices. In spring and summer we have a huge range of great value home grown geranium, fuchsia and hanging basket plants. Our garden centre offers plant colour and choice throughout the entire year as well as a full range of tools, planting accessories and gorgeous garden furniture. Come and visit us for inspiration and ideas for your garden.

There is a fabulous giftware and home accessories area in the garden centre, where you will find beautiful gifts for every occasion and great ideas for all around the home.

The Bay Cafe has a relaxed and homely ambience with a rustic interior style. We offer delicious all day breakfasts, burgers, sandwiches, paninis and superb homemade cakes, as well as triple certified coffee, hot and cold drinks, smoothies and frappes. The cafe has disabled access and a lovely outdoor seating area for fine weather, as well as toilet facilities with baby changing units.

The Bay Cafe prides itself on organic and ethically sourced food and sources local meat from The Black Pig company in Inkberrow. Visit the website to see our extensive menu:

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You'll find us on the B4092.


Whitlenge Gardens & Nursery

Hartlebury Worcestershire England
Description : 

Wander through three acres of beautifully landscaped gardens situated in the picturesque Worcestershire countryside. The gardens surround a 17th century cottage which was once part of the Bishop of Worcester's estate. If you would like advice on your "plot" or just need help and inspiration then come and walk through our "Gardens within Gardens" and enjoy the peace and quiet of our little bit of English Heaven..

worcs whitlenge55The gardens are planted with over 800 varieties of mature trees, shrubs, perennials, alpines, heather's etc, chosen to give all year round colour and interest, with a large percentage being botanically labelled with Kew style professionally engraved labels.

Walk through the twisted pillar pergola, which is planted with fan trained apples and pears and is a picture all year round.

We have a large bog garden with the gigantic leaves of Gunnera (some six feet across) from midsummer through to Autumn.

The water features comprise 3 pools and a small stream, all built by our own students. There are also millstone, rock and cobble bubblers, and several wall and floor mounted water features plus many more inspiring ideas to fit gardens of all shape and sizes.

Visit our "Walk of the Gods" - a tribute to the many, diverse religions and spiritualities of our wonderful world.

New for 2018 our interlocking circles of our 'Garden of Thyme.'

At the front of the house we have a scree garden that incorporates the cobble bubbler feature and also our Green man fountain, the inspiration for which is the English god of the wild wood, and was created by the artist Rodney Munday.
The house and gardens have served many purposes over the last three centuries. In early years it was a coach house for the estate and later the home of the housekeeper and butler of Whitlenge House, which the cottage stood in the grounds of. It has also been the village dairy and in late Victorian years housed three separate families.

whitlenge2018 2After your exploration of the gardens you can relax and enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Tearoom and Gift shop.

We serve delicious homemade hot and cold meals from our extensive menu including seasonal specials, steaming soups, freshly prepared sandwiches and perfect Paninis.

Where ever possible our food is made with locally sourced and Organic produce.
Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sundays: 10am - 5pm

Admission to the garden is £3.50 and accompanied children under 3 are free (children over 3 cost £1.50).

For garden and landscape information please call 01299 250720 and for the Tearoom please call direct on 01299 250669.

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Spetchley Park Gardens

Spetchley Worcestershire England
Description : 

This lovely 30-acre garden is owned by the Berkeley family, whose other home is the historic 12th Century Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire.

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Featured Attraction

Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events:

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