History of Ralph Court
The house was built in 1850 for Reverend Arthur Lucton Childe. He was related to the Childe, Lacon - Childe and Baldwyn – Childe families of Kilnet Manor, Shropshire and Kyre Park, nr Tenbury Wells.
The property was designed by architect, Abraham Perkins from Worcester and was built to offer a property large enough for the reverends family and offering large formal gardens. The total cost of the neo tudor style building was £1370.
The present owners, Stephen and Paula Morgan purchased the property in 2004. The garden as the photo shows was mainly grass and was used by the previous owner as a mini golf course.
As keen gardeners we set about creating a garden that incorporated a variety of styles and themes.
Stephen had trained in horticulture and worked on a number of gold medal large gardens at the Chelsea and Hampton Court shows. Over the years we had acquired a number of feature sculptures from Herefordshire and beyond and used these to create the themes seen in the garden today.
The gardens are designed to provide fun and interest in gardening. Water features play a major part as they add sound and movement to the gardens.