Tour and Explore Cotswold Gardens
Cotswold Gardens: There are many beautiful gardens in the Cotswolds that you can choose to visit. Let me show you some of my favourites…
|Hidcote Manor Garden, Nr Chipping Campden
Owned by the National Trust, Hidcote Manor Gardens is considered one of England’s great gardens. Designed and created in the Arts and Crafts style by the horticulturist Major Laurence Johnston. A series of outdoor rooms, each with a different character and separated by walls and well trimmed hedges.
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|Kiftsgate, Nr Chipping Campden
Just opposite Hidcote is Kiftsgate Court a family home with the most beautiful garden designed by the present owner’s grandmother Heather Muir and continued to be looked after and developed today by her granddaughter.
|Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh
55 acres of parkland overlooking the Evenlode Valley. There are over 1,500 trees and shrubs collected from around the world.
|Mill Dene Garden, Blockley
A lovely 2½ acre Cotswold watermill garden that has been designed and planted by the owner in an informal English Country garden style.
|Rodmarton Manor, Nr Cirencester .
An 8 acre garden with magnificent herbaceous borders, roses, topiary, hedges, walls alpines, lawns and kitchen garden.The beautiful Manor House is also open to visitors at certain times and this is the supreme example of a house built and all its furniture made according to Arts and Crafts ideals and was one of the last country houses to be built and furnished in the old traditional style when everything was done by hand with local stone, local timber and local craftsmen.
|Rococo Gardens, Painswick.
Situated in a hidden Cotswold valley. A unique 18th century garden, the sole survivor of a brief period of English Rococo Garden design. By the 1970′s it was overgrown and abandoned. When its historic value became apparent an ambitious and ongoing restoration project was begun.
|Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury.
The Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum. Contains one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs in Europe and is famous for its autumn colours. Today the collection contains around 18,000 specimens in 600 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.
|Bourton House Garden, nr Moreton-in-Marsh
A most delightful 3 acre garden that shows the flair and imagination of the owners of Bourton House. The house and garden were in a delapidated state 24 years ago when the present owners bought it. Lots of restoration work has taken place and the house is now surrounded by colourful herbaceous borders, and box…in parterres, knots, low hedges and spiralling topiary.
|Cerney House Garden nr Cheltenham.
Set in a hidden Cotswold valley this garden is described as a secret, romantic place. An article in the magazine Country Living mentions the garden as “what most people aspire to in their gardens – and few people achieve.”
|Abbey House Gardens
This 5 acre garden set behind the ruins of Malmsbury Abbey has a very special peaceful and timeless atmosphere to it. It is the absolute passion of Ian and Barbara Pollard – known as The Naked Gardeners. The BBC Garden Presenter Alan Titchmarsh said “This garden has the WOW factor in abundance.”Follow me on Twitter
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