Rodmarton Manor is the supreme example of the Cotswold Arts and Crafts Movement. The garden was laid out as the house was being built (1909-1929) as a series of outdoor rooms covering about 8 acres. Each garden room has a different character and is bounded by either walls or hedges. One “garden room” has 26 separate beds with a wide variety of planting dominated by yellow shrubs and roses. There is a collection of stone troughs with alpines as well a rockery with bigger alpines.
Topiary is a feature of the garden with extensive yew, box beech and holly hedges and clipped features including some new topiary. The herbaceous borders are magnificent from May but peaking late June but with plenty flowering into September.
Many different types of roses flourish in the garden including old fashioned well-scented ones. There is a walled Kitchen Garden which has other plants besides vegetables including trained apples and pears. There is a big snowdrop collection. Most people who visit Rodmarton see the house which has specially made furniture as well as seeing the garden.
Opening times: For 2017 opening details please see website.
Admission Rates: House and Garden £8.00 (5-15yrs £4.00). Garden only £5.00 (5 – 15yrs £1.00) (no dogs)
Disabled Access: Yes. Most of garden and ground floor of house.
Tours/Events: Guided tours of house and garden available.
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: 2 hours for house and garden
Booking Contact: John Biddulph,
Rodmarton Manor, Cirencester, GL7 6PF.
Telephone: 01285 841442
Location: Off A433 between Cirencester and Tetbury.