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.
2022 sees a new venture for the estate with the Glasshouse Café being relaunched. Visitors will be able to enjoy lunch and afternoon tea in the beautiful atmospheric glasshouse surroundings - a definite treat after exploring the garden and Potting Shed craft and garden shop or before venturing off on one of the wonderful lake, valley or woodland walks across the estate.
The estate has released a schedule of workshops; wood carving, jewellery making, pottery, floristry, metalwork, foraging and cookery all to be held at the renovated Peach House - a beautiful glasshouse structure offering an unrivalled naturally light workspace.
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 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: Pop up restaurant events, workshops, 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: April 2022