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Cotswolds Famous Gardens
Barnsley House Batsford Arboretum Bourton House Bowood Rhododendrons
Cerney House Courts Gardens Hidcote Manor Kiftsgate Court
Lydney Park Malmsbury Abbey Mill Dene Painswick Rococo
Peto Gardens Prior Park Gardens Rodmarton Manor Rousham House
Sezincote Snowshill Manor Spetchley Park Gardens Stanway House
Sudeley Castle Sulgrave Manor   Westbury Court
Westonbirt Arboretum Croome Park Miserdon Park Gardens  
Garden lovers will be sure to find something to delight them in the famous gardens of the Cotswolds. You can stroll around a garden attached to an old manor house and soak up the atmosphere or admire the formality and manicured gardens elsewhere.

The National Trust owns the world-renowned Hidcote Manor gardens, while the nearby Kiftsgate Court garden is famous world-wide for the Kiftsgate climbing rose. Rodmarton Manor and Barnsley House gardens are both fine examples of traditional English country gardens while Westbury Court garden is the earliest formal Dutch water garden remaining in the country. There are many to explore.

BARNSLEY HOUSE BATSFORD ARBORETUM BOURTON HOUSE
Barnsley House Gardens Batsford Arboretum Bourton House Gardens
Garden Type - Mature Soil
Soil Type - Light Alkaline
Garden Type - Arboretum
Soil Type - Cotswold Sand and clay
Garden Type - Formal / herbaceous
Soil Type - Alkaline / Lime
The gardens are open to guests of Barnsley House Hotel whether staying overnight or simply dining in the restaurant for lunch or afternoon tea.  You can also have a wander round the gardens for £10.00 per person to include either tea or coffee and homemade biscuits.. Located in the village of Barnsley, near Bibury. 55 acres of Parkland overlooking the Evenlode Valley containing over 1500 species of trees. In spring displays of flowering bulbs, wild flowers, and magnolias. Located on the outskirts of the village of Batsford near Moreton-in-Marsh Award-winning three acre garden surrounding fine 18thC House and 16thC Tithe Barn. Features stunning herbaceous borders, imaginative topiary, water features and a unique shade house. The unusual, rare and exotic make this garden a plantsman's dream! Located in the village of Bourton-on-the-Hill near Moreton-in-Marsh.
Available to walk round if you dine or have afternoon tea. Open all year.
See website for visiting details
www.batsarb.co.uk
See website for visiting details
www.bourtonhouse.com
BOWOOD HOUSE RHODODENDRONS CERNEY HOUSE GARDENS THE COURTS GARDENS
Rhododendrons at Bowood House Cerney House Gardens The Courts Gardens in Bradford on Avon
six weeks during May and June, Bowood’s rhododendrons are in flower and a separate woodland garden is open. Near Chippenham. Garden Type - Romantic
Soil Type - Alkaline - Neutral
Post Code: GL7 7BX
Garden Type - Romantic
Bradford-upon-Avon

Running for 200 miles from Lyme Regis on the South Coast to the Wash is an uninterrupted seam of Upper Greensand and Gault. The Rhododendron Walks are on the Western edge of this sedimentary formation.

It is this soil type, coupled with the protection from the elements by mature oak and scotch pine, together with ample moisture, which provides the ideal growing conditions for rhododendrons and azaleas.

Cerney House Gardens is a romantic, secret place in the Cotswolds, near to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. They are part of the home of Lady Angus and her family.

A Cotswold garden with typical Victorian features. Working kitchen garden in walled area with large herbaceous borders, plant collection, and parkland setting. Located in the village of
North Cerney, not far from Cirencester.

The Courts Gardens is an example of the English style at its best.The garden is full of charm and variety, There are many interesting plants and an imaginative use of colour, with surrounding topiary, ornaments and water features. An arboretum with natural planting of spring bulbs, a kitchen garden and orchard complements the garden.

The garden is only 2.8 hectares or 7 acres and the way the garden seems much larger is due to the small arboretum that contains several large specimens, including the Cut-leafed Beech.

Open April to end October
See website for visiting details
www.bowood-house.co.uk/
rhododendrons.html
Open February to July.
See website for visiting details
www.cerneygardens.com
March to end October
See website for visiting details
National Trust
HIDCOTE MANOR GARDENS KIFTSGATE COURT LYDNEY PARK
Hidcote Manor Garden Kiftsgate Gardens Lydney Park Gardens
Garden Type - Outdoor Rooms
Soil Type - Alkaline
Garden Type - Early 20th Century
Soil Type -Neutral
Garden Type - Woodland
Soil Type - Magnesium enhanced limestone
This garden is internationally renowned and is a series of smaller gardens each with its own theme. One of the most inventive and influential gardens of the 20th century. Located near the village of Hidcote Bartrim not far from Chipping Campden.

Perched on the edge of the Cotswolds with wonderful views to the west, the gardens of Kiftsgate reflect gardening through the 20th century. The original gardens around the house are planted in colour themes separated by yew hedges. Located opposite to Hidcote Manor Gardens.

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The home of Viscount Bledisloe and is set in beautiful countryside. The spring gardens are in an enchanting secluded wooded valley with lakes and Rhododendrons, Roman temple site museum and New Zealand Museum. Located at Lydney in Gloucestershire on the edge of the Royal Forrest of Dean and the River Seven estuary.
Open April to October.
See website for visiting details
National Trust
Open April to September.
See website for visiting details
www.kiftsgate.co.uk
Open 25 March to 3 June.
See website for visiting details
www.lydneyparkestate.co.uk
MALMESBURY ABBEY MILL DENE PAINSWICK ROCOCO
Malmesbury Abbey Gardens Mill Dene Gardens at Blockley Painswick Rococo Gardens
Garden type - Diversified
Malmsbury
Garden Type - Cottage
Soil Type -Alkaline
Garden Type - Historical
Soil Type - Lime
5 acres of magnificent garden located adjacent to Malmebury Abbey. There is a huge variety of planting through double herbaceous borders, foloiage garden, wooded and laburnum walks. Along the sloping pathways collections of hellebore, hydrangea, camellia, rhodoendon and azalea. There is a collection of 2000 roses and 2000 herbal plants. See Malmesbury Abbey details. Set in 2.5 acres of Cotswold countryside this water-mill garden has been designed and planted in English country style. Steep terraces rise from the mill-pool, stream, and grotto. Paths wander through the rose walk and there is a potager and fantasy fruit garden. Located in the village of Blockley, near Chipping Campden. Situated in a hidden 6 acre Cotswold valley, the Rococo garden is the only compete survivor from the brief early 18th century period of English Rococo Garden design. It combines formality and informality in a magical experience at any time of the year. Located on the outskirts of the market town of Painswick.
See website for visiting details
www.abbeyhousegardens.co.uk
See website for visiting details
www.milldenegarden.co.uk
See website for visiting details.
www.rococogarden.co.uk
PETO GARDENS PRIOR PARK GARDEN RODMARTON MANOR
Peto Gardens at Iford House in Wiltshire Prior Park, Bath Rodmarton Gardens

Garden Type - Romantic
Bradford on Avon

Garden Type -English Garden
Bath
Garden Type - Arts and Crafts
Soil Type - Brash

This Grade I Italian-style garden at Iford Manor is famous for its tranquil beauty and was the home of architect and landscape gardener, Harold A. Peto from 1899 to 1933. This unique and romantic hillside garden is characterised by steps, terraces, sculpture and magnificent rural views.

A visit to the Peto Garden at Iford includes delightful features such as the Loggia, the Great Terrace, the Casita and the largest of Peto’s garden buildings, the Cloisters. This building is the location for most of the recitals and operas that take place throughout the summer as part of the Iford Arts programme.

Prior Park Landscape Garden: was influential in defining the style of garden known as the "English garden" in continental Europe. Prior Park was created by local entrepreneur and philanthropist Ralph Allen from about 1734 until his death in 1764, with advice from both Alexander Pope and Capability Brown. In around 1742, Allen commissioned architect John Wood to build a mansion within the park, which is now owned by Prior Park College. William Warburton, Allen's son-in-law, lived there for some time. The 28 acre (113,000 m²) landscape garden is set in a dramatic site running down a small steep valley, with fine views of the city of Bath. Its many interesting features include a Palladian bridge, Gothic temple, gravel cabinet, Mrs Allen's Grotto, and three lakes plus a serpentine lake. In November 2006, a large-scale restoration project began on the cascade, serpentine lake and Gothic temple. Work is expected to be completed in spring 2007.

The Gardens consist of a number of different rooms each with its own character.

Rodmarton Manor House was completed in 1920, the last manor-house to be built in England.
Located near Cirencester.

Open May to September, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays 2pm -5pm.

See also - Rodmarton Manor

See website for visiting details
www.ifordmanor.co.uk
See website for visiting details
National Trust
See website for visiting details
www.rodmarton-manor.co.uk
ROUSHAM HOUSE GARDENS SEZINCOTE SNOWSHILL MANOR
Sezincote Gardens Snowshill Manor Gardens
Garden Type - Mixed
Soil Type - Mixed
Post Code: OX25 4QU
Garden type - Diversified
Near Moreton-in-Marsh
Post Code: GL56 9AW
Garden Type - Organic Cottage Garden
Soil Type - Neutral Loam
Post Code: WR12 7JU

Rousham House and its landscape garden should be a place of pilgrimage for students of the work of William Kent (1685-1748).

Rousham represents the first phase of English landscape design and remains almost as Kent left it, one of the few gardens of this date to have escaped alteration, with many features which delighted eighteenth century visitors to Rousham still in situ, such as the ponds and cascades in Venus' Vale, the Cold Bath, and seven arched Praeneste, Townsend's Building, the Temple of the Mill, and, on the skyline, a sham ruin known as the 'Eyecatcher'.

This garden at Sezincote surrounds a fine house built to encompass Indian character in 1810. The Indian influence is seen in the garden and the drive goes over an Indian Bridge with statues of bulls. Water features include a temple pool, Canal, stream bordered with bog loving plants. Fine trees include copper beeches, cedars, limes and yews with many unusual shrubs. In Autumn the tints are marvellous.

Sezincote House (designed by Samuel Pepys Cockerell 1754–1827) was the inspiration for the famous Brighton Pavillion and was immortalised by John Betjeman in his autobiographical collection of poems "Summoned by Bells".

Snowshill Manor is full to the brim of Charles Wade's collection from all over the world.

The charming cottage style garden is set in 2.5 acres and is organically run.

The garden has stunning views. Located at the village of Snowshill, 5 minutes by car from Broadway.

For further information about - Charles Wade.

The garden at Snowshill Manor was designed by M.H. Baillie Scott - a leading figure in the Arts and Crafts movement.

Open all year.
See website for visiting details
www.rousham.org
See website for visiting detailswww.sezincote.co.uk See website for visiting details
National Trust
SPETCHLEY PARK STANWAY HOUSE SUDELEY CASTLE
Spetchley Gardens Stanway House Gardens sudeley Castle Gardens
Garden type - Diversified
Post Code: WR5 1RS
Garden Type -Landscape
Soil Type - Medium Loam / Clay
Post Code: GL54 5PQ
Garden Type - Historic House
Soil Type - Stoney Alkaline
Post Code: GL54 5JD
30 acres of lake, landscaping, and walled garden loved by laymen and plantsmen alike. Spetchley Park and Gardens are owned by the Berkeley family - the owners of Berkeley Castle. The House is not open to the public. In spring the banks of the lake are covered in daffodils and makes a wonderful sight. Located 3 miles east of Worcester on the A44 towards Evesham.
Tel. 01453 810 303

Fodor's Great Britain Guide describes Stanway House - 'as perfect and pretty a Cotswold manor house as anyone is likely to see'.

The house and gardens are a jewel surrounded by beautiful landscaped parkland and villages. There are two wonderful water features. Located near the village of Stanton.

Sudeley Castle is set against the backdrop of the Cotswold hills and is steeped in history.

Surrounding the castle are ten enchanting gardens and a wild flower walk to the tithe barn and heritage seed library with it's rare vegetables. Located at Winchcombe.

Open April to September
See website for visiting details
www.spetchleygardens.co.uk
Open August and September.
See website for visiting details
www.stanwayfountain.co.uk/
gardens.html
Open April to end of October.
See website for visiting details www.gardens.sudeleycastle.co.uk/
SULGRAVE MANOR TRULL HOUSE WESTBURY COURT
Sulgrave Manor Gardens and home of National Herb Centre Trull House near Tetbury Westbury Court Gardens 9 miles from Gloucester
Gknot garden, lavender, topiary, herbs
Banbury, Post Code:
Garden Type - Rural
Tetbury
Garden Type - Formal Water Garden Soil Type - Clay / Silt Loam PH7

One of the most attractive features of the Manor is its grounds. To the east is the knot-garden, in the centre of which has been placed a sundial dating from 1579. Around this, lavender flourishes and many thousands of bags of Sulgrave lavender have crossed the Atlantic since the house was opened. On the terrace beneath this wall fly the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes.

Sulgrave Manor is also home to
The Herb Society who maintain the National Herb Garden and their Chelsea prize winning exhibit within the grounds.

No longer open to the public A fully restored Dutch style formal water garden dating originally from 1700. The garden includes topiary, yew hedges, a 400 year old evergreen oak and a relaxing tranquil atmosphere. Located at Westbury-on-Severn approx. 9 miles from Gloucester.
See website for visiting details www.sulgravemanor.org.uk/pages/
122/the_manor_gardens_today.asp
  Open March to October.
See website for visiting details
www.ntrustsevern.org.uk
WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM MISERDON PARK CROOME PARK
Miserdon Park Gardens near Stroud
Garden Type - Arboretum
Soil Type - Mixed
Spring flowers, shrubs, fine topiary (some designed by Edwin Lutyens) and, within the walled garden, herbaceous borders; roses, fine specimen trees and a newly planted parterre. Garden Type - Park
Soil Type - Mixed
Westonbirt National Arboretum contains one of the finest collection of trees and shrubs in Europe. There are 18000 of them spread throughout 600 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside. Also displays of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, and the wild flowers of silk wood. Located at the village of Westonbirt, not far from Tetbury.

Set in the beautiful Cotswolds, Miserden Estate has a proud history stretching back many hundreds of years.  The 17th centry Manor House stands high overlooking the Golden Valley and is at the heart of a thriving Estate and Village Community. Located close to Cirencester, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud, the Estate is well placed to provide a tranquil haven within minutes of local centres.

Croome was 'Capability' Brown's first complete landscape, making his reputation and establishing a new style of garden design which became universally adopted over the next 50 years. The elegant park buildings and other structures are mostly by Robert Adam and James Wyatt. There are miles of walks through lakeside gardens, shrubberies and parkland.
Open all year.
See website for visiting details
www.westonbirtarboretum.com
Open: April to September
See website for visiting detailswww.misardenpark.co.uk
Open March to December
See website for visiting details
National Trust
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Hidcote Manor Gardens near Hidcote Boyce, Chipping Campden Sezincote Gardens at Bourton-on-the-Hill near Moreton-in-Marsh Sudeley Castle Gardens at Winchcombe Snowhill Manor Gardens at the village of Snowshill near Broadway Rococo Gardens at Painswick Hidcote Manor Gardens near the village of Hidcote Boyce Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury