Gardens

  • Kiftsgate Court

    Kifsgate Court is in a magnificent position with extensive views. The garden has many unusual plants, shrubs, tree peonies, hydrangeas and abutilons. Famous as the home of the giant ‘Kiftsgate’ roses, it also has a collection of old-fashioned roses. The story of Kiftsgate is the story of three generations of Read more [...]

  • Hidcote Manor Garden (NT)

    One of the most delightful gardens in England, created by the great horticulturist Major Lawrence Johnston. A series of small gardens separated by walls and hedges, Hidcote is famous for rare shrubs, trees, herbaceous borders, ‘old roses’ and interesting plant species. Many of the plants found growing in the garden Read more [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Westonbirt Arboretum

    Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is one of the most spectacular tree gardens in the world. An historical collection of over 3,000 different trees and shrub species many of which are rare or endangered in their native lands. Covering 600 acres and run by the Forestry Commission, Westonbirt has one of Read more [...]

  • Sudeley Castle Gardens

    The Gardens at Sudeley Castle were laid out in the 19th century during the restoration of the Castle and are on an intimate, informal scale rare for a house of this size. The glory of Sudeley today is the Queen’s Garden, laid out in the 1850’s on the site of Read more [...]

  • Painswick Rococo Garden

    This is a most interesting garden, a survivor from a short but evolutionary time in gardening history. More often associated with the arts and architecture than with gardens, the Rococo style is associated with the French words rocaille meaning rock-work and coquille, a shell. The garden layout combines the formality Read more [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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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