Bourton House Garden
An award-winning private garden surrounding a fine 18th century Manor House and 16th century Tithe Barn, offering magnificent herbaceous borders and generously planted terraces with outstanding views of the Cotswold countryside. Imaginative topiary is an essential element of the garden, echoing the classical lines of the house and providing a foil of restraint and formality against the flamboyance of the summer herbaceous borders. Topiary includes a serene Knot Garden with ivy arbours, a Topiary Walk and an extravagant Parterre.
A unique Shade House, several water features, a White Garden and many creatively planted pots provide yet more to capture the eye. The garden is beautiful in any season but glorious in the summer months and early autumn when the extensive use of tender and half-hardy plants gives a prolonged flowering season until first frosts. New Head Gardener Jacky Rae continues the tradition of inspirational use of shape, texture and colour with dramatic planting schemes featuring many rare, unusual and exotic plants. A firm favourite with group organisers from all over the world, many returning year after year.
Cotswolds Tourism ‘Small Visitor Attraction of the Year’ 2013 - HHA/ Christies ‘Garden of the Year’ 2006
Opening Times: April to October, Tuesday to Friday, 10am-5pm, closed Easter & Bank Holidays
Admission Rates: Adult £7.00, Children under 16 Free
Group Rates: April to October, Monday to Friday (but advance booking essential)
Adult £6.00 (tour leader free)
Facilities: Light refreshments and home-made cakes in the Tithe Barn from May to September.
Disabled Access: Limited access for wheelchairs – 70%
Tours/Events: Please see website for details
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: 11/2 hours
Booking Contact: Kate Allen
Bourton House Garden, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire, GL56 9AE
Location: 2 miles west of Moreton-in-Marsh on the A44