Castles and Connections

Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Gloucestershire

Sudeley Castle features 10 magnificent gardens, each with its own unique style and design. Surrounded by striking views of the Cotswold Hills, each garden reflects the fascinating 1000 yr history of the Castle. This series of elegant gardens is set among the Castle and atmospheric ruins and inc a knot garden, Queen’s garden and Tudor physic garden. Admission is for garden only. Opens Friday 20th September.

Stone Lane Gardens, Devon

Outstanding and unusual 5 acre arboretum and water garden on edge of Dartmoor National Park. Beautiful National Collection of Betula species with lovely colourful peeling bark, from dark brown, reds, orange, pink and white. Interesting underplanting. Meadow walks and lovely views. Summer sculpture exhibition situated in the garden. Tripadvisor award winner. Near to NT Castle Drogo and garden. Opens Saturday 5th and 12th October.

Castle Moat House, Herefordshire

A two acre plot consisting of a more formal cottage garden that wraps around the house. The remaining area is a tranquil wild garden with paths to a Medieval castle motte, part filled moat and Medieval fish and fowl ponds. A haven for wildlife and people alike. The garden contains some steep banks and deep water, with limited access to motte, moat and ponds. Opens for By Arrangement visits from April to 7th October for groups of between 10 and 30.

Llandough Castle, Glamorgan

Set within castle grounds and with a backdrop of an ancient monument, the 3½ acres of garden inc a potager with a hint of the Mediterranean, formal lawns and herbaceous beds, a wildlife pond with waterfall and a woodland garden with stumpery and sculpture. Over 90,000 spring bulbs have been planted inc snowdrops, Narcissi and tulips. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 8th February to 27th September for groups of between 10 and 40.

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