The Garden at Miserden
Recent winner of Historic Houses Garden of the Year, this timeless walled garden designed in the 17th century still retains a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity. Well known for its magnificent mixed borders, amongst the longest in private ownership, containing a wide range of roses, clematis, shrubs and herbaceous plants that provide colour from spring to autumn.
There is an impressive topiary yew walk designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens who also designed a wing of Miserden Park. The Park was originally built in 1620 and although the house is not open to the public, it provides a wonderful backdrop to the garden especially when covered in Wisteria in the spring.
Other magical features of this garden which has spanned generations include a unique sycamore tree that has grown through a Cotswold stone wall, quaint grass steps, an ancient mulberry tree planted in 1620, a beautifully tranquil parterre and a rill with fountain and stone summerhouse. There are also stunning views across the wooded valley beyond and an enchanting arboretum.
The Garden Café and Nursery enjoy the beautiful setting of the vintage glasshouses, well worth a visit after exploring the garden and before venturing off on one of the wonderful lake, valley or woodland walks across the estate.
Miserden is a family-run, rural estate overlooking the Golden Valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Cotswolds. As well as the garden, the estate encompasses a quaint Cotswold stone village, 850 acres of woodland, a lake, farmland and rolling hills, all providing a sanctuary for wildlife and a tranquil escape for visitors.
Opening Times: Please visit www.miserden.org for current details.
Admission Rates: Adults £9, children free. Friends of Miserden yearly pass available from the website.
Groups: Required to book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilities: The Garden Café. The Nursery at Miserden. Toilets.
Disabled Access: The majority of routes are gravel and grass, some routes do include steps and uneven ground but there are alternatives.
Special Events: Including open air theatre and pop up restaurant, please visit www.miserden.org for further details.
Parking: Free parking. Coaches need to book in advance as required to park elsewhere in the village.
Length of Visit: 1 to 2 hours
Contact: Estate Office, Miserden, Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7JA
Tel: 01285 821 303
Location: Leave the A417 at Birdlip, drive through Whiteway and follow signs for Miserden.
Updated: May 2021