Wiltshire gardens open in July

With summer in full swing, there’s plenty of opportunities to visit gardens in Wiltshire throughout the month of July…

Horatio's Garden

Award winning hospital garden, opened in Sept 2012 and designed by Cleve West for patients with spinal cord injury at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. Built from donations given in memory of Horatio Chapple who was a volunteer at the centre in his school holidays. Low limestone walls, which represent the form of the spine, divide densely planted herbaceous beds. Everything in the garden designed to benefit patients during their long stays in hospital. Opens Sunday 2nd July.

Peacock Cottage

Set in rural surroundings, this expertly tended, undulating garden, sweeps up from the rear of the house and comprises herbaceous and mixed borders, parterre and exotic bed. Created in 1966 when 2 cottages and their gardens combined, and has been developed considerably over the last 15yrs. Opens Sunday 30th July with Westwind.

Salthrop House

Salthrop House is a manor house garden set on the edge of the Marlborough Downs. A tremendous variety of perennials, shrubs, borders and pots unfurl themselves across this romantic garden and surround the sweeping lawn. You can wind your way through the woodland paths, enjoy a moment of peace by the pond or visit the new greenhouse and kitchen garden. Opens Friday 14th and Saturday 15th July.


The gardens at Teasel were originally laid out in the 1970s by James Mitchell the publisher who made his fortune from the worldwide best seller ‘ The Joy of Sex’. The gardens have been the subject of extensive restoration and new landscaping during 2020. This inc tropical gardens around the swimming pool terrace, long herbaceous borders, a lake and a ½m riverside walk. Opens Sunday 2nd July.

Twigs Community Garden

Delightful 2 acre community garden, created and maintained by volunteers. Features inc 7 individual display gardens, ornamental pond, plant nursery, Iron Age round house, artwork, fitness trail, separate kitchen garden site, Swindon beekeepers and the haven, overflowing with wildflowers. Opens Sunday 16th July.


An informal country garden set in 4 acres inc a 2½ acre meadow, home to a rich assortment of wildlife. Westwind has an abundance of mature trees, a cottage garden and beds full of herbaceous plants. 2022 welcomed the newly designed Armillary Garden which is home to 10 raised beds stuffed with colour from April to October. Opens with Peacock Cottage on Sunday 30th July.

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