Top Country House Gardens to visit in Our Area

July, 2020

Top Country House Gardens to visit in Our Area

Our Area boasts some of the country’s finest houses and gardens to visit. From castles to country piles and exemplary gardens to grand estates. Now that gardens are re-opening we bring you our top pick of the best to visit this summer. We cover the area spanning South Warwickshire, South Worcestershire and the North Cotswolds.

The following properties are open again and welcoming visitors. Please check each property’s own website for up to date information on pre-booking your visit and the health & safety measures they have in place.

  • Warwick Castle has plenty to entertain all ages from the Knight’s Village to falconry, towers, dungeons, battlements and over 1100 years of history. The riverside castle is close to the town centre and has plenty of space to wander in its grounds.
  • Bleinheim Palace is a place of splendour and grandeur. The birthplace of Winston Churchill and home to the Dukes of Marlborough, this Cotswold stately home is the only non royal country house to hold the title of Palace. The gilded State Rooms are open again and you are free to roam the park, the formal gardens and around the lake.
  • Sezincote is a splendid private house set in spectacular grounds. It is a little slice of India in the North Cotswolds. Fine water gardens and planting evocative of Moghul paradise gardens, a Sun God Temple and adornments in the form of sacred cows and elephants. The house built in 1805 (currently closed) inspired the design for the Prince Regent’s Brighton Pavilion.
  • Kiftsgate Court Gardens set on a North Cotswold escarpment with stunning views is the result of three generations of women gardeners and a delightful garden to visit. A wide variety of borders, beautiful roses and water gardens. The tea room is open and no pre booking necessary.
  • Batsford Arboretum set in 56 acres of lovely Cotswold countryside contains over 1500 trees with species from all over the world. In summer you can see the bamboo groves, waterside planting, wild flower areas and the Californian Nutmeg, Dawn Redwood and Maidenhair trees are all at their best in summer. The arboretum occupies the grounds of Batsford Park, the country house once home to the famous Mitford family. The café is open.

The following are National Trust properties and advance booking is essential via the National Trust website:

  • Coughton Court’s beautiful gardens and parkland (excluding the walled garden) are open to visit. This is the imposing Tudor home of the Throckmorton family. There is also a café kiosk for takeaway light refreshments.
  • Hidcote Manor’s famous gardens are Arts and Crafts inspired, intricately designed outdoor ‘rooms’ of various characters and themes set in the rolling Cotswold hills with hedges, rare trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders designed originally by Lawrence Johnston. These gardens have greatly influenced and inspired gardeners the world over.
  • Upton House was the South Warwickshire country retreat of Lord and Lady Bearsted. The gardens feature a lawn with huge cedar trees sweeping gently down from the house and below is a surprising and extensive terraced garden and rare bog garden.

All this beauty and history on our doorstep is another reason to make the move to our area.

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