Iford Manor Gardens

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Tucked away at the bottom of a tranquil valley; steep, narrow paths twist and turn around ancient statues, columns, terraces and architecture, within the 2.5acre, Grade I listed gardens. Visitors are drawn on in anticipation of the next delight, be it a stunning view across the valley or an intimate hidden corner. Steeped in history, a visit to the timeless Italianate gardens is often described as 'stepping into another world'.

Occupied since Roman times, the secluded Iford valley (just 15 minutes from Bath) provides a welcome break from the pressures of modern life. Famed Edwardian garden designer Harold Peto made Iford Manor his home from 1899-1933, having been seduced by its Georgian façade beside the babbling River Frome just as visitors are today. Peto set about creating the magnificent, Grade I listed gardens, a showcase of his abilities as a designer, lovingly restored and expanded by two generations of the Cartwright-Hignett family over the past 50 years.

Please note that Iford Manor itself is not open to the public.

Fact File

Opening Times: See website for details
Admission Rates: See website for details
Group Rates: Email for details
Facilities: See website for details
Disabled Access: Kindly note that due to the steep, terraced nature of the Grade 1 listed historic garden, whose design is characterised by narrow, uneven paths and steep steps (without handrails), accessibility can be challenging in areas. Wheelchair and walking frame users can only access part of the garden.
Tours/Events: By appointment only
Coach Parking: Yes – by appointment only.
Length of Visit: 1-11/2 hours
Booking Contact: Julie Forster (Group bookings Manager), Iford Manor, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 2BA
Telephone: 01225 863146
Location: Follow brown tourist signs to Iford Manor:- 7 miles south of Bath on A36 Warminster Road & 1 mile south of Bradford on Avon on B3109. Access from all directions via narrow lanes with passing places.

Gardens to Visit 2019