The Laskett

The Laskett, Britain’s great autobiographical gardens, were created in celebration of their life and times by Sir Roy Strong CH and his late wife Julia Trevelyan Oman CBE. Set in the idyllic countryside of Herefordshire on the Welsh borders, the gardens – created from a bare field – were begun in 1974 and have continued to evolve ever since. They are the creative fruit of a happy marriage between two people who were at the centre of the arts for much of the latter half of the twentieth century.

In 2021, Sir Roy generously gifted the garden to Perennial, the UK charity dedicated to helping everyone who professionally makes or looks after gardens, parks, sports grounds, woodlands and other green spaces. Our friendly and experienced team can help families in horticulture with free and confidential personal support, information and advice.

As a visitor to The Laskett, you’ll not just enjoy the scenery, but you’ll be part of a lifeline providing support for people who work in horticulture to build and live better lives.

Until now, the garden has been limited to private group viewings. However, for the first time anyone can book online to enjoy on Tuesdays and Thursdays between April and October.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Please note, the cafe only sells tea and cake.

The garden’s uneven surfaces, grassed areas, narrow paths and gravel walkways make it unsuitable for wheelchair access.

Visit for more information.

All photographs of The Laskett are by Clive Nicholls.


Address: Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 8HZ View map Phone: 01372 384045
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair: No

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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