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An ever-evolving country garden in one of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, designed to reflect the local landscape and encourage wildlife. Planting is both formal and informal, contributing year-round interest with lots of colour and texture. Opens By Arrangement from June to August for groups of between 10 and 30.
Unique historic garden of a keen plantsman, with far-reaching views across the River Severn. Gardens contain many rare plants which thrive in the warm microclimate against the stone walls of this medieval castle. Woodland, historic trees and stunning terraced borders. Opens By Arrangement from April to October for groups of between 20 and 50.
Welcome to this naturalistic garden, where plants are allowed to take centre stage and do the talking. Wander at will in a mini-jungle of curvaceous clematis, gorgeous grasses, romantic roses, heavenly hemerocallis and plentiful perennials, glimpsing a graceful giraffe, friendly frogs and even a unicorn. Rated by visitors as an amazing hidden gem with a unique atmosphere. Opens By Arrangement from Jul 2023 to Sep 2023 for groups of between 1 and 20.
This intense yet informal tapestry style garden beautifully complements the period manor house which it surrounds. Organic, naturalistic, with informal cottage-style planting areas that seamlessly blend together. Natural fish pond, with Monet bridge leading to small island with thatched Fiji house. Opens By Arrangement from April to October for groups of between 5 and 30.
Artistically and lovingly created 1½ acre garden surrounding restored Georgian/Tudor house (not open). Relaxed country style with Japanese influences, large pond, sculpture and walled vegetable/flower garden, created over 25 yrs from a blank canvas. Mature copper beech trees, Cedar of Lebanon and Wellingtonia; and younger trees replacing an earlier excess of Cupressus leylandii. Opens By Arrangement from May to July for groups of between 10 and 30.
Extensive country house gardens in 180 acre equestrian estate. Formal terraces, perennial borders, walled topiary garden, enclosed cut flower garden and large glasshouse. Newly planted copse. Rescue animals. Opens By Arrangement from April to August for groups of between 20 and 35.
A 4 acre, south facing, sloping site overlooking the Severn, where soil and wildlife are nurtured with organic and no-dig methods. There are 3 acres of mature wildflower meadows, with orchards and a vineyard, and 1 acre of more formal garden with mature herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs (notably roses and echiums), 2 ponds with bog gardens, an area of prairie planting and a greenhouse. Opens By Arrangement from Jun 2023 to Jun 2023 for groups of between 1 and 30.
Walled garden, temple, grotto, and pools. Classical garden of 2½ acres, with humorous contemporary twist. Hedges, topiary shapes, herbaceous borders. Pergolas, grass garden, wildflower meadow, woodland, cascade and mirror canal. Sunken garden. Pretty Cotswold village setting beside church. Opens By Arrangement from April to August for groups of between 5 and 20.
The owner is co-author of ‘The Galanthophiles : 160 Years of Snowdrop Devotees’ (2018, Orphans Publishing). The walled ⅓ acre garden in the centre of Painswick provides the perfect setting for her collection of Galanthus cultivars. Opens By Arrangement from Feb 2023 to Sep 2023 for groups of between 8 and 20.
Corner garden filled with interest and design ideas to maximise smaller spaces. A series of interlinking colour themed rooms, some on different levels. Packed with perennials, grasses and ferns. A pergola, small man-made stream, fruit and vegetables and pots in abundance on gravelled areas. Opens By Arrangement from May to September for groups of between 1 and 15.
Compact cottage-style garden planted with bulbs in spring, and with summer perennials, annuals, climbers and herbs in the walled courtyard of C17 former coaching inn. Also a separate, productive, walled kitchen garden with espaliers and other fruit trees. Opens By Arrangement from April to September for groups of between 5 and 25.
Small country garden, informally planted for all seasons starting in early spring with massed bulbs, flowers, shrubs and trees surrounding the house. Many of the plants are either grown from seed or propagated from cuttings by the owner, to give generous drifts of colour in wide mixed borders and in pots and planters on the terraces. Opens By Arrangement from April to September for groups of between 1 and 10.
Greenfields is a 1½ acre plantsperson’s gem of a garden set in the beautiful Wye Valley AONB. The garden features many mature trees and numerous rare/unusual plants and shrubs planted as discrete gardens. Greenfields is the passion and work of ‘Head Gardener’ Jackie, who has a long interest in the propagation of plants. Opens By Arrangement for June and July for groups of between 1 and 40.
A large urban garden developed over the last 25 yrs by the current owners. Their vision is to create an informal nature lovers’ garden where there is tranquillity away from the town and a time for mental refreshment. The space consists of paths, herbaceous border, pond, wildflower spread, silver birch copse and lush green vegetation of the dry river bed. Opens By Arrangement in May for groups of between 1 and 20.
Set in elevated position with exceptional views. 1m walk through woods and fields to show carpets of spring flowers. Enclosed garden with fern border, sundial and heather bed. White and mixed shrub borders. Stout footwear advisable in winter. Opens By Arrangement from January to April for groups of all sizes.
Small tranquil cottage garden nestled on the side of a peaceful valley. Home to Garden Designer. Featuring topiary, Rose arch walk, dividing formal garden from orchard, home to chickens, with spring flowering bulbs and wildflowers. Providing haven to wildlife and pollinators. Opens By Arrangement from May to July for groups of between 5 and 20.
A landscaped garden with many tall lime trees. Herbaceous borders line the lawns. The main one in front of the house is a grass tennis court that was laid in the 1880s. There is a walled garden with many fruit trees and two rose gardens. Two paddocks surround the property with Hebridean sheep. Opens By Arrangement from April to June for groups of all sizes.
One acre garden created from wilderness on a challenging, steeply sloping site using many reclaimed materials, stonework and statuary. Multiple terraces and garden ‘rooms’ enhanced with different planting styles and water features to complement the natural surroundings. Opens By Arrangement from May to September for groups of between 5 and 30.
The ⅔ acre garden is adjacent to Castle Hill Wood which is the backdrop for a mix of herbaceous borders, lawns and ponds, with spring snowdrops, greenhouse, stream and large display of insectivorous plants, mostly planted outside but some in the greenhouse. Opens By Arrangement from February to July for groups of between 1 and 40.
A one acre secret garden divided into rooms. Gradually developed over the last 30 yrs. Many places to sit and enjoy the scent of honeysuckle, philadelphus and over 50 varieties of roses. Wildflower meadow, gazebo and summerhouse. Formal lily pond and small wildlife pond. Opens By Arrangement from April to October for groups of between 1 and 20.
Informal country garden developed over 30 yrs by current owners. Mixed borders, topiary, orchard and many species of trees. Gravel garden and rambling roses in ‘the ruins’. A concrete garden and wildflower area leads to vegetable patch. Large spring-fed pond with ducks. Also bantams, chickens, black Welsh sheep and Kunekune pigs. Opens By Arrangement in May for groups of between 1 and 20.
Rural ¼ acre garden with far reaching views across the Wye Valley, containing 60+ repeat flowering roses and a variety of shrubs and perennials, providing interest year-round. The garden open day is in combination with Cloud’s Rest. The gardens are linked by an easy drive or a 15 min stony walk along the Offa’s Dyke path. Opens By Arrangement from May to July for groups of between 1 and 40.
Mainly informal country garden of approx ½ acre with pond and gravel garden. Herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs surround lawns and seating areas. Wild garden and orchard lead to greenhouses, vegetable garden and beehives. Spring bulbs, early summer perennials and shrubs particularly colourful. Opens By Arrangement from March to July for groups of between 1 and 30.
5 acre hillside woodland garden in AONB on bank above the River Wye. Focus on wildlife with naturalistic planting and weeds, some left for specific insects/birds. It has many paths, a wooded area, wildflower area, flower beds and borders, lawns, stumpery, fernery, vegetable beds and white garden. Opens By Arrangement from April to October for groups of between 1 and 10.
Peaceful country garden in 2 acres with stunning views of surrounding countryside. High walls provide a backdrop for rambling roses, clematis, and honeysuckles. Organic garden with large variety of perennials, annuals, shrubs and specimen trees with year-round colour. Opens By Arrangement from April to June for groups of 15+.
Approx 3 acres set in a small woodland with panoramic views. Variety of herbaceous and mixed borders, rose garden, extensive vegetable plots, wildflower areas, plantings of spring bulbs with thousands of snowdrops and hellebores, woodland walk, two small ponds, waterfall and larger conservation pond. Interesting wooden sculptures, many within the garden. Opens By Arrangement from February to August for groups of between 1 and 35.
Country garden by River Severn. Approx 2 acres, half cultivated with herbaceous beds and mixed borders plus fruit and vegetable cages. Clematis and acers, stone ornaments, small sculptures, bonsai collection. Planted rockery with waterfall and stream connect 2 ponds. Opens By Arrangement in June for groups of between 10 and 30.
Hillside 1½ acre garden situated on the Cotswold escarpment with spectacular views across the Severn Vale. Interesting solutions to the challenges of gardening on a gradient, reflecting the local topography. Mixed shrub and herbaceous borders, bog garden, orchard, small arboretum and several wildflower areas. Opens By Arrangement in June for groups of between 5 and 30.
A diverse garden of over 20 acres created during the last 30 yrs by the current owners. Inc a walled garden, pleached lime avenues, nut walk, potager, ponds, Italian garden, arbour, shrubberies and wildflower meadows. Strategically placed follies, urns and statues enhance extraordinary vistas throughout. Opens By Arrangement from April to September for groups of between 1 and 30.
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