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Leckhampton Court Hospice

Set within this Grade II* listed medieval estate, the informal gardens at Leckhampton Court Hospice surround the buildings combining lawns and planted beds. Courtyard garden designed by Peter Dowle, RHS Chelsea gold medal winner. Highlights inc woodland walk around lake and into woodland, numerous protected mature trees and a terrace with magnificent views across Cheltenham towards Malvern.

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Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice

About Leckhampton Court Hospice

Set within this Grade 2* listed medieval estate, the informal gardens at Leckhampton Court Hospice surround the buildings. Lawns and planted beds, a small fruit orchard and numerous protected trees give a feeling of calm and tranquility so close to the busy town of Cheltenham.
Nestled into the foothills of the Cotswold Hills, on Leckhampton Hill, the gradient site affords spectacular views across both countryside and town. Restoration work has opened the north-facing Sir Charles Irving Terrace giving opportunity to sit and enjoy the evening lights of Cheltenham town from above, with a backdrop of the Malvern Hills. On a clear day there is visibility as far as the Welsh Black Mountains.
A small natural lake is fed from Leckhampton Hill by underground Victorian clay water pipes, and supports natural wildlife which includes resident roe deer, foxes, ducks, a heron, a badger set and few bee hives.
A feature garden designed by Peter Dowle, RHS Chelsea gold medal winner, can be found in the main courtyard, incorporating some stones with the original stone mason signature marks. A small kitchen garden is situated behind the Community Hub building , providing home grown vegetables for the hospice’s patients.
A Golden Maple tree planted by King Charles III on the occasion of his 70th birthday can be seen within the woods, along with bird nesting boxes from Highgrove; a gift from the King to Leckhampton Court Hospice.
A new feature is the Bluebell Wood, planted in 2022. Five thousand mature bluebell bulbs were planted within the woodland area, flowering in the spring.

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Features inc a golden maple tree planted by His Majesty King Charles III to commemorate his 70th birthday, a kitchen garden supplying fresh vegetables for patients and a new bluebell wood (spring only).

Leckhampton Court Hospice features

  • Cashless
  • Countryside Views
  • Dog friendly
  • Historical Garden
  • Picnics
  • Plants for sale
  • Refreshments
  • Wheelchair access

Location details

Leckhampton Court Hospice,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire,
GL53 0QJ

Directions to Leckhampton Court Hospice
From Church Rd take driveway by church signed Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice & follow parking signs.

Leckhampton Court Hospice openings

This garden has now completed its National Garden Scheme openings for this year.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access in some areas: from back of reception to Sir Charles Irving terrace; woodland walk; main courtyard.
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FAQs

Yes, cashless payment is accepted.

Sorry, there is no available parking for coaches at Leckhampton Court Hospice at this time.

Yes, dogs are welcome at Leckhampton Court Hospice. Please keep the dogs on fixed short leads in the garden and keep in mind that you are responsible for controlling the dog’s behaviour. For any specific rules please ask the owners.

Yes, there are various plants offerred for sale at Leckhampton Court Hospice, please enquire with the owners for more details.

Yes, one or more routes at Leckhampton Court Hospice are accessible to wheelchair users.

Leckhampton Court Hospice is not explicitly a wildlife garden, but you may still find various indigenous flora and fauna.