12 Glorious Cotswold Gardens

(Last Updated On: 20th April 2020)

Like everyone else in the UK and beyond, we hope the travel restrictions imposed on us all will be lifted by the start of the summer. In anticipation that we will be able to travel soon, we have chosen 12 stunning Cotswold gardens that we anticipate will be open for visits…

The weather this year has been perfect (so far) for Cotswold gardens to flourish… lots of rain, followed by a long spell of sunshine, now some rain (as we compile this blog post), with the forecast for more sunshine. The gardens will be truly glorious and we hope all the hardworking gardeners are rewarded with the chance to show off their work. If the restrictions are not lifted or you’re simply not able to visit this year, do please pay a virtual visit to these 12 beautiful gardens and bookmark them for when you can make it.

From magnificent Sudeley Castle Gardens to the lesser known Sezincote, a 200-year-old Mogul palace garden in the heart of Gloucestershire, please step aboard our Cotswold garden tour…

1. Bourton House Garden, Bourton-on-the-Hill


Cotswold gardens showing house with maze

Bourton House Garden Photo © Philip Halling (cc-by-sa/2.0)

2. Hidcote Manor Garden (National Trust), Nr. Chipping Campden


Cotswold gardens with house and couple walking through wildflower garden

Hidcote Manor Garden Photo © Neil Kennedy (cc-by-sa/2.0)

3. Kiftsgate Court Garden, Nr. Chipping Campden


Cotswold gardens looking through leafy foliage to a half-moon pond

Kiftsgate Court Garden © Michael Garlick (cc-by-sa/2.0)

4. Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe


Cotswold gardens at Sudeley Castle looking through purple Allium heads

Purple Allium flowers in Sudeley Castle Gardens

5. Batsford Arboretum, Nr. Bourton-the-Hill


Batsford Arboretum

6. Snowshill Manor & Garden, Nr. Broadway


Cotswold gardens Snowshill Manor and garden

Snowshill Manor and Gardens Photo © Jeff Buck (cc-by-sa/2.0)

7. Sezincote Gardens, Nr. Bourton-on-the-Hill


Sezincote – a 200-year-old Mogul palace – Photo © Michael Garlick (cc-by-sa/2.0)

8. Painswick Rococo Garden, Painswick


Painswick Rococco Garden Maze Photo © Rob Farrow (cc-by-sa2.0)

9. Abbey House Garden, Malmesbury (clothing optional days)


Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury © Sarah Smith

10. The Garden at Miserden, Nr Stroud


The Garden at Miserden, Nr Stroud

11. Kelmscott Manor, Nr Lechlade on Thames


Kelmscott Manor and Garden Photo © Michael Garlick (cc-by-sa/2.0)

12. Westbury Court Garden (National Trust) Westbury-on-Severn, Nr Gloucester


Westbury Court Garden Photo © Jonathan Billinger (cc-by-sa/2.0)

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