• Snowshill Manor (NT)

    The intimate garden is laid out as a series of outdoor rooms, with terraces and ponds, and wonderful views across the Cotswold countryside. It is the essence of a British garden. The home of thousands of fascinating treasures collected entirely by architect and craftsman, Charles Paget Wade. Explore the terraces, Read more [...]

  • Mill Dene Garden

    A beautiful 2.5 acre Cotswold water-mill garden, designed and planted by the owner. Steep, lawned terraces wind down to the mill, pool, stream and grotto. A rose walk, edged with lavender is lovely in late June, the cricket lawn with views over the Cotswolds leads up to the fruit garden Read more [...]

  • Oxford University Botanic Garden

    Situated on the banks of the River Cherwell, the University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the perfect place to escape the noise of the city whilst enjoying a classic yet contemporary garden full of stunning plants. The Garden consists of three sections. The Glasshouses contain plants that need protection from Read more [...]

  • Hodges Barn

    The garden ‘bones’ at Hodges Barn were laid out in the 1930’s and though halted in the early years of the Second World War, were continued by Italian prisoners of war waiting to be repatriated home in 1946. Their influence in the design of the garden is apparent in the Read more [...]

  • Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens

    The formal and Wild Gardens surrounding and adjacent to the house have in the main been developed during the course of the present century. The gardens are both celebrated and of great distinction. They include fine old cedars and specimen trees with formal parterres and magnificent double herbaceous borders, as Read more [...]

  • Dorneywood Garden (NT)

    Dorneywood was left to the National Trust by Lord Courtauld-Thomson in 1942 with instructions that it was to be used as an official residence by the Prime Minister of the day, or a senior cabinet minister. On his death in 1954, his estate was arranged to create a fund, known Read more [...]

  • Castle Ashby Gardens

    An Elizabethan mansion, seat of the 7th Marquess of Northampton with a combination of 18th and 19th century garden styles. A mature arboretum shelters a charming Italian garden with formal ponds, terracotta vases and topiary. The arboretum contains some superb mature trees, especially the layering horse chestnut and the weeping Read more [...]

  • Cliveden (NT)

    A country retreat on a grand scale, Cliveden’s magnificent gardens and breath-taking views have been admired for centuries. The 152 hectares of garden and woodland include a magnificent parterre, a water garden and miles of woodland walks with spectacular views of the Thames. Cliveden was once the glittering hub of Read more [...]

  • Coton Manor Garden

    The manor house dates from 1662 with later additions. This is a traditional 10 acre English garden which includes terraces, a rose garden, woodland garden, water garden, herbaceous borders, herb garden and bluebell wood with a large range of unusual plants.

  • Bourton House

    Imaginatively planted 3 acre garden in a delightful Cotswold setting. There is a profusion of excitingly planted containers, from lead cisterns to stone troughs and a myriad of terracotta pots. Also featured are a knot garden, herbaceous and colour borders, a potager, topiary and an exciting shade house. A fountain Read more [...]

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