Gardens in the Cotswolds
Hidcote Manor Garden, Nr Chipping Campden
One of the most delightful gardens in England, created by the great horticulturalist Major Lawrence Johnston. A series of small gardens within a whole, separated by walls and hedges of different species. Licensed restaurant, plant centre, shop.

Open: 1 April - 5 November daily except Tuesdays and Fridays
11am - 6pm (5pm in October)

Sudeley Castle and Gardens, Winchcombe
10 stunning gardens
Winner of the HHA/Christies Gardens of the Year

Open: March 4 - October 29.

Painswick Rococo Garden, Painswick, Gloucestershire
The garden is the sole survivor from the eighteenth century period of English Rococo Garden design. It combines formality and informality in a flamboyant package, which is a magical experience all the year. Famous for its snowdrops and newly planned maze.

Open: Jan - Nov

Batsford Arboretum an Garden Centre, Batsford Park, Moreton-in-Marsh
Spring brings displays of flowering bulbs, wild flowers, Magnolias and Japanese Cherries.
Summer months are lush and tranquil enabling you to relax in the shadow of fine old specimen trees.
Autumn follows with the wonderful exploding reds, deep purples, yellows and golds falling against a backdrop of native and exotic conifers.

Stanway Water Garden, Stanway
One of the finest 18th century water gardens, restored in 1998, Stanway lies beneath the 700-foot-high Cootswold escarpment. Its grand formal Canal, with 70-foot-high fountain, stands on a great grass terrace overlooking the Jacobean manor house and is fed by a long Cascade issuing from a circular pool behind the Pyramid. These water features, together with the surrounding parkland, planted with avenues and fine specimen trees, the wide lawns, wild flower meadows, grass mounds, orchards and walled garden, create a landscape as peaceful and beautiful as any in Britain.

Open: Aug - Sept, 2-5pm, Tues and Thurs.

Mill Dene Garden, Blockley
The garden is set around a lovely mill (not open) which is probably Norman. Sited in its own steep-sided valley, the garden has hidden paths winding up from the mill-pool and stream at the bottom through the Rose Walk to the Cricket lawn.

Open: April 1st - Oct 30th, weekdays, 10am-6pm

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