The Garden at Miserden
The timeless walled Garden at Miserden was designed in the 17th century and still retains a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity. The magnificent mixed borders are amongst the longest in private ownership and contain 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 beautiful vintage glasshouses in the old kitchen garden provide a lovely space to relax after exploring the garden and the wider grounds of the estate. Here you can enjoy a light lunch or coffee and cake at the Glasshouse Café and browse the Potting Shed craft and garden shop. A variety of workshops are also on offer at the glasshouses, to be booked in advance. Working with local artists and craftspeople our workshops cover a wide range including floristry, jewellery making, watercolour painting, cookery, ceramics, mosaics, copper bowl making and children’s workshops - with more being added throughout the year.
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 email@example.com
Facilities: The Glasshouse Café, The Potting Shed Shop, The Peach House workshop. 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: June & July 2023 Cotswold Sculptors Association ‘Creating Spaces 2023’ exhibition.
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: March 2023