Batsford Arboretum

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Batsford Arboretum

Moreton-in-Marsh

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Batsford is home to one of the finest botanical collections in the country. The Arboretum is planted on a south facing slope with stunning views of the Evenlode Valley beyond. At 56 acres, Batsford is an intimate and romantic place to visit, with interest all year round from the first snowdrops of spring, right through to the outstanding autumn colour in October and November. In the visitor centre you'll find the Garden Terrace Café, gift and garden ahop and the pant centre within the walls of the Victorian kitchen garden.

Batsford Arboretum - Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Bowood House and Gardens

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Bowood House and Gardens

Calne

The whole family can relax in 100 acres of parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Famous adventure playground, soft play palace for younger children. Children can also meet friendly farm animals. The House itself hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive collection of paintings. During the spring visit the stunning Rhododendron Walks offering breathtaking vistas of colour and beauty covering over 60 acres.

Bowood House and Gardens - Calne, Gloucestershire

Cerney House Gardens

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Cerney House Gardens

Cirencester

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A secret, romantic Cotswold garden where time seems to stand still. The walled garden changes with the seasons: from the tulips and blossom in the spring, peonies, foxgloves and roses in the summer to autumn delights. Full of scents, bee friendly plants and birdsong. Home to Roman snails - the largest snails in England! Delightful woodland walk and lake. Set in 40 acres of Cotswold parkland. Picnic tables. Refreshments available. Plant sales. No dogs allowed.

Cerney House Gardens - Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Colesbourne Park Gardens

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Colesbourne Park Gardens

Cheltenham

With a collection of 250 varieties of snowdrops, it has been called 'England's greatest snowdrop garden'. Visitors can enjoy the snowdrops throughout the ten acre garden with its woodland and lakeside paths, the Spring Garden and Formal Garden, alongside drifts of cyclamen, hellebores and other winter plants. Limited seasonal opening days. Group visits can be arranged.

Colesbourne Park Gardens - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Cotswold Lavender

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Cotswold Lavender

Broadway

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Walk in the lavender fields (during summer months), visit the distillery, browse the gift shop and visit the tearooms.

Cotswold Lavender - Broadway, Gloucestershire

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Burford

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Closer to Wildlife! Over 260 different species of animals in over 160 acres of beautiful parkland and stunning gardens. A great value day out for all the family. Walk with Lemurs. Get eye-to-eye with Giraffe. Penguin feeding daily at 11am and 3pm. Reptile House, Bat House, Insect House, Tropical House. Train. Adventure Playground. Restaurant. Gift Shop. Open daily from 10am (except Christmas day).

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens - Burford, Gloucestershire

Dyrham Park, House and Garden

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Dyrham Park, House and Garden

Chippenham

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A late 17th century William and Mary mansion, formal garden, ancient deer park, woodland, and lakes. Victorian kitchen, dairy and bakehouse give an insight into life below stairs. See the National Trust's website for details of opening times.

Dyrham Park, House and Garden - Chippenham, Gloucestershire

Hidcote Manor Garden

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Hidcote Manor Garden

Chipping Campden

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Exquisite garden rooms, each with its own unique character. Discover rare shrubs, trees, herbaceous borders and unusual plants from around the world. The garden changes in harmony with the seasons, from vibrant spring bulbs to autumn's spectacular Red Border. Stunning panoramas across the Vale of Evesham. Opens end March to end Oct. Restaurant and plant sales. Managed by National Trust

Hidcote Manor Garden - Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Highnam Court Gardens

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Highnam Court Gardens

Gloucester

Highnam Court was built in 1658 after the original house was seriously damaged in the Civil War. The accomplished artist, musician and art collecter Thomas Gambier Parry bought the estate in 1838 and designed the garden. When completed it rivalled any in the country. (He was also responsible for the magnificent frescoes in Highnam Church.) The gardens were sadly neglected after the turn of the last century, but since 1994 they have been restored to their former glory.

Highnam Court Gardens - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Kelmscott Manor

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Kelmscott Manor

Lechlade

A grade 1 Listed Tudor farmhouse adjacent to the River Thames, built in 1570 from local limestone. The summer home of William Morris and contains an outstanding collection of the possessions and works of Morris, his family and associates, including furniture, original textiles, pictures, carpets, ceramics and metalwork. William Morris, his wife Jame and children Jenny and May are buried in the grounds of St George's church, Kelmcott. Seasonal opening.

Kelmscott Manor - Lechlade, Gloucestershire

Kiftsgate Court Gardens

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Kiftsgate Court Gardens

Chipping Campden

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Set on the edge of the Cotswold escarpments this is a delightful garden to explore with wonderful views to enjoy. Home to the famous Kiftsgate rose. Light lunches and teas. Plant sales. Some parts of the garden are set on very steep banks. House not open to visitors. For seasonal opening times see website.

Kiftsgate Court Gardens - Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

Cheltenham

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John 'Crump' Dutton built this 17th-century grandstand, fuelled by his passion for deer coursing, gambling, banqueting and entertaining. The Lodge has seasonal opening times. Sherborne is a working estate and has an abundance of wildlife, from fallow and roe deer to badgers and foxes. Ewe Pen Barn is the starting point for Lodge Park's three main walking routes: Short Woodland Stroll; Family Fun Walk and Historic Farmland Hike.

Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Lydney Park Gardens & Roman Remains

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Lydney Park Gardens & Roman Remains

Lydney

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The estate is open to the public in the Spring and is also open on selected days as part of the National Garden Scheme (Yellow Book). A visit to Lydney Park Gardens is a great fun family day out - stroll through the woodland garden, picnic in the Deer Park, explore the Roman ruins and visit the museums, including our New Zealand Museum. Groups and Guided Tours are available by prior arrangement. Dogs may be taken around the garden on a lead.

Lydney Park Gardens & Roman Remains - Lydney, Gloucestershire

Mill Dene Garden

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Mill Dene Garden

Moreton-in-Marsh

This romantic garden is set around a lovely mill which dates back to Norman times. Sited in its own steep sided valley, the garden has hidden paths winding up from the mill-pool and steam. Check seasonal opening times.

Mill Dene Garden - Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Misarden Park Garden

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Misarden Park Garden

Stroud

From early Spring until Autumn visitors to this Cotswold garden are rewarded with rich and memorable views: 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. The 17th century Manor House (not open) stands high overlooking the Golden Valley.

Misarden Park Garden - Stroud, Gloucestershire

National Garden Scheme

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - National Garden Scheme

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Gorgeous gardens to visit in Gloucestershire! Most gardens which open for the NGS are privately owned and open just a few times each year. Some gardens open as part of a group with the whole community involved. The gardens give all the money raised directly to us (including from the sale of teas and plants)

National Garden Scheme - , Gloucestershire

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