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Gloucestershire's glorious gardens
Hidcote Manor Garden
Last updated: 05 September 2007 1742 BST
line Gloucestershire has some of the finest gardens in England.

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+ The county attracts over 27 million visitors a year - so consider yourself lucky if you live here!
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Batsford Arboretum
Batsford Arboretum.

Batsford Arboretum
Batsford Park
Near Moreton-in-Marsh
GL56 9QB
Tel: 01386 701441
Click here for map
Website: www.batsford-arboretum.co.uk

Over 50 acres of parkland with 1,500 different species of trees. Open February to mid-November 10am-5pm.

Bourton House Gardens
Bourton House Gardens.

Bourton House Gardens
Bourton-on-the-Hill
Near Moreton-in-Marsh
GL56 9AE
Tel: 01386 700754
Click here for map

Flamboyant and imaginative three-acre garden surrounding lovely 18th century Cotswold manor house. Open May-October, Wed-Fri 10am-5pm.

Cerney House Gardens
Cerney House Gardens.

Cerney House Gardens
Cerney House
North Cerney
GL7 7BX
Tel: 01285 831205
Click here for map
Website: www.cerneygardens
.com


Romantic Cotswold garden with typical Victorian features. Open April-July, Tues, Wed, Fri, 10am-5pm.

Hidcote
Hidcote Manor Garden.

Hidcote Manor Gardens
Hidcote Bartrim
Chipping Campden
GL55 6LR
Tel: 01386 438333
Click here for map
Website: www.nationaltrust
.org.uk/hidcote
International renowned garden made up of a series of outdoor rooms, each with its own special atmosphere. Open March-November, Mon-Wed, Sat and Sun 10.30am-6.30pm (also Thurs in June and July)

Kiftsgate Court Garden
Barnsley House Garden.

Kiftsgate Court Garden
Hidcote Bartrim
Chipping Campden
GL55 6LN
Tel: 01386 438777
Click here for map

Perched on the edge of the Cotswolds with wonderful views, including colour-themed gardens separated by yew hedges, Mediterranean-style lower garden with pool and contemporary water garden. Open April-September, Wed, Thur, Sun 2pm-6pm. June and July, Wed, Thur, Sat, Sun, noon-6pm.

Lydney Park
Lydney Park Garden.

Lydney Park Spring Gardens and Roman Temple
Site Old Park
Lydney
GL15 6BU
Tel: 01594 845497
Click here for map

Set in lovely countryside, the woodland valley gardens surrounding the home of the Viscount Bledisloe are believed to have inspired Lord of the Rings writer JRR Tolkien Featuring lakes and a profusion of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, camellias and other flowering shrubs. The temple site with views across the Severn is one of Britain’s most important Roman archaological sites. Open March-June, Sun, Wed, bank holiday Mons, 11am-6pm.

Mill Dene Garden
Mill Dene Garden.

Mill Dene Garden
School Lane
Blockley
Near Moreton-in-Marsh
GL56 9HU
Tel: 01386 700457
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Set in two and a half acres around a Cotswold water mill, planted in traditional English country garden style. Terraces rise from the millpond, also rose walk, cricket lawn, potager and fantasy fruit garden, plus stunning views over the hills from the top of the garden. Open April-October, Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm.

Misarden Park Gardens.

Misarden Park Gardens
Miserden
Near Stroud
GL6 7JA
Tel: 01285 821303
Click here for map

Formal gardens dating from the 17th century in stunning position overlooking Golden Valley. Walled garden, herbaceous borders, yew walk, topiary (some designed by Edward Lutyens) and arboretum. Open April-September, Tue-Thur, 10am-5pm.

Owlpen Manor
Owlpen Manor.

Owlpen Manor Gardens
Near Dursley
GL11 5BZ
Tel: 01453 860261
Click here for map
Website: www.owlpen.com

Formal hillside garden in lovely wooded setting surrounding Tudor manor house. Open May-September (Tues, Thu, Sun only) 2pm-5pm.

Rodmarton Manor
Rodmarton Manor.

Rodmarton Manor Gardens, Cirencester
Off A433.
The eight-acre garden of this fine `Arts and Crafts' house is a series of 'outdoor rooms' each with its own distinctive character. Leisure garden, winter garden, troughery, topiary, hedges, lawns, rockery, containers, wild garden, kitchen garden, magnificent herbaceous borders
House and garden admission £7, Garden only admission £4
Private visits welcome by appointment
Tel: 01285 841253
Website: www.rodmarton-manor.co.uk

Painswick Rococo Garden
Painswick Rococo Garden.

Painswick Rococo Garden
Painswick
GL6 6TH
Tel: 01452 813204
Click here for map
Website: www.rococogarden
.co.uk

A unique 18th century garden from the English Rococo period, with contemporary buildings, magical woodland walks, maze and kitchen garden. Open Jan-October, daily 11am-5pm.

Sezincote
Sezincote.

Sezincote
Near Moreton-in-Marsh
GL56 9AW
Click here for map

Exotic garden surrounding an Indian-style house. Features include temple, fountain, orangery, stream and unusual trees and shrubs. Open January-November, Thur, Fri and bank holiday Mondays, 2pm-6pm or dusk if earlier.

Snowshill Manor Garden
Snowshill Manor Garden.

Snowshill Manor Garden
Snowshill
Near Broadway
WR12 7JU
Tel: 01386 852410
Click here for map
Website: www.nationaltrust
.org.uk/snowshill


Charming organic cottage-style garden surrounding Cotswold manor house, with water features, roses and old-fashioned flowers. Open March-November, Wed-Sun and bank holiday Mons, every Mon in July and August.

Stanway House Gardens
Stanway House Gardens.

Stanway House Baroque Water Garden
Stanway
Near Winchcombe
GL54 5PQ
Click here for map
Tel: 01386 584469

Stunning Cotswold stone manor house surrounded by 20 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland and one of the finest Baroque water gardens in Britain. Open July-August, Tue and Thur, 2pm-5pm.

Sudeley Castle Gardens
Sudeley Castle Gardens.

Sudeley Castle Gardens
Winchcombe
GL54 5JD
Tel: 01242 602308
Click here for map
Website: www.sudeleycastle
.co.uk

Eight individual gardens surrounding fairy-tale 15th century castle that was once the home of Katherine Parr, sixth wife of Henry VIII. Winner of the 1996 Historic Houses Garden of the Year award, they include a Tudor knot garden, stone garden, kitchen garden, wildflower walk and the renowned Queen’s Garden with its collection of old-fashioned roses. Open March-October, daily 10.30am-5.30pm.

Westbury Court Gardens
Westbury Court Garden.

Westbury Court Garden
Westbury-on-Severn
GL14 1PD
Tel: 01452 760461
Click here for map

Dutch-style formal water garden originally dating from 1700 and restored by the National Trust. Open March-October, Wed-Sun and bank holiday Mondays, 10am-5pm

Westonbirt Arboretum
Westonbirt
Near Tetbury
GL8 8QS
Tel: 01666 880220
Click here for map
Website: www.westonbirtarboretum.com

Westonbirt Arboretum
Westonbirt Arboretum .

Six hundred stunning acres featuring one of Europe’s finest collections of trees and shrubs – 18,000 in all. Check out the Westonbirt Festival of the Garden throughout the summer.

The gardens listed here and many privately-owned Gloucestershire gardens are also open for the National Gardens Scheme – for details see www.ngs.org.uk.

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