Bourton House Garden

Bourton House Front View
Bourton House (by Mike Baldwin - CCL)

Restored 18th century house set in magnificent landscaped gardens with mature trees, shrubs, water features, winding paths and lavish herbaceous borders. Awarded "Small Visitor Attraction of the Year" in 2013.

Opening times: Apr to Oct: Wed, Thur & Fri - 10am to 5pm Admission Charge
Location: Burton-on-the-Hill, GL56 9AE - Tel: 01386 700754 - Website
Facilities: parking, cafe, shop, garden centre.


Chavenage House

Traditional, stone built, 16th century Elizabethan house, containing fine period furnishings and tapestries.

Opening times: May~Sep: Thu, Sun & BHs, 2pm - 5pm. Admission Charge
Location: Chavenage, Tetbury, GL8 8XP - Tel: 01666 502329 - Website
Facilities: parking, guided tours. Can be hired for functions and weddings.

Dyrham Park

17th century baroque style country house, with period interiors and contemporary Dutch furnishings. Surrounded by ancient parkland with fallow deer. The beautiful gardens are famous for their annual April tulip festival.

Run by the National Trust - parking and entrance fees may apply, see website for details.
Location: Dyrham (near Bath), Gloucestershire, SN14 8ER - Tel: 0117937 2501
Facilities: parking, shop, tea room, park trails.

Hidcote Manor Garden

A delightful arts and crafts garden, designed by the horticulturist Major Laurence.

Run by the National Trust - parking and entrance fees may apply, see website for details.
Location: Chipping Campden, GL55 6LR - Tel: 01386 438333
Facilities: parking, shop, restaurant, garden centre, disabled access and toilets.

Kiftsgate Court Gardens

A beautiful garden, situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, with dramatic views over the Vale of Evesham.

Opening times: Apr, Aug & Sep: Sun, Mon & Wed, 2pm - 6pm. May~Jul, Sat-Wed, 12 - 6pm. Admission Charge
Location: Mickleton, GL55 6LN - Tel: 01386 438777 - Website
Facilities: parking, cafe, shop, garden centre.

Littledean Hall

Home to the Lords of Dene, since before the Norman Conquest. A limited number of prebooked guided tours offered. Roman Temple Site recently discovered in the grounds.

Opening times: See website for details Admission Charge
Location: Littledean (in the Forest of Dean), Gloucestershire, GL14 3NR - Tel: 01594 822170 - Website
Facilities: shop, guided tours.

Lodge Park & Sherborne Estate

Sherborne Estate is located in a breathtaking setting in the midst of the picturesque Cotswolds. Located within the estate is Lodge Park, built in 1634 by John 'Crump' Dutton.

Run by the National Trust - parking and entrance fees may apply, see website for details.
Location: Aldsworth, GL543PP - Tel: 01451 844130 & 844257
Facilities: parking, disabled facilities.

Sezincote

An exotic Indo-caracenic style house, which was the inspiration for Brighton Pavilion, complete with charming water gardens.

Opening times: House open May~Jul & Sep, Thu & Fri 2.30pm - 6pm. Gardens open all year (ex Dec) Thu, Fri & BH Mon 2-6 or dusk. Admission Charge
Location: Sezincote (near Moreton-in-Marsh on A44), GL56 9AW - Tel: 01386 700444 - Website
Facilities: parking, disabled facilities.

Snowshill Manor

A traditional Cotswold manor house surrounded by an arts and crafts garden designed Charles Wade & M.H. Baillie Scott. With spectacular views across the Cotswold countryside, it is noted as the first National Trust garden to be managed following organic principles. The manor house dates from the 16th and 17th centuries. It houses a fantastic collection of curios amassed by former owner, Charles Wade - including Samurai armour, fire-fighting equipment, clocks and old mousetraps.

Run by the National Trust - parking and entrance fees may apply, see website for details.
Location: Snowshill (near Broadway), Gloucestershire WR12 7JU - Tel: 01386 852410
Facilities: parking, restaurant, shop, disabled facilities.

Westbury Court Garden

Restored 17th century formal water garden, with canals and clipped yew hedges.

Run by the National Trust - parking and entrance fees may apply, see website for details.
Location: Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1PD - Tel: 01452 760461
Facilities: parking, children's quiz/trail, disabled facilities.


Westonbirt National Arboretum

Covering nearly 600 acres, this important arboretum contains one of the largest and finest collections of temperate trees and shrubs in Britain and the world. Includes displays of Japanese Maples, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Magnolias and many wild flowers; with no less than 16000 specimens.

First established in the 1829 by wealth landowner Robert Holford and later developed by his son George. His fascination of Japanese Maples led him to collect so many different types. The Maple glade in Autumn is one the parks biggest draws.

Opening times: all year, daily, 10am - 8pm or sunset (closed Xmas & New Year). Admission Charge
Location: GL8 8QS - Tel: 01666 880220 - Website
Facilities: parking, visitor centre, shop, cafe, restaurant, disabled facilities.


Please note that the above information was accurate at the time this page was last updated. This information is subject to change at any time (opening times in particular), therefore if you plan on visiting any of the above attractions, please check the owner's website first or phone them for the latest details.

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