Spetchley Park Gardens
Three miles east of Worcester surrounded by glorious countryside and deer park lays one of Britain’s best-kept secrets, Spetchley Park Gardens.
Spetchley is a garden for all tastes and ages, containing one of the biggest private collections of plant varieties outside the major botanical gardens, and weaving a magical trail for younger visitors.
Spetchley is not a formal paradise of neatly manicured lawns or beds but rather a wondrous display of plants, shrubs and trees woven into a garden of many rooms and vistas. It is certainly an ever changing garden and one undergoing many changes.
For the past four years Spetchley has been undergoing a mini revival with the creation of a new garden entrance, car park and Welcome Centre. Added to that, the visitor experience has been greatly enhanced by the renovation of the garden lake, the creation of a Heritage Interpretation & Learning Centre and the conservation of the Sovereign Coach, one of only 20 in the country.
Opening times: 28 March – 30 September. October: Saturday and Sunday plus Monday 29 – Wednesday 31 October, 11am-4pm. Last admission one hour before closing.
Admission Rates: Adult £7.00; concession £6.50; children 5-16 £2.50; under 5’s free; family (2 adults & 2 children)
£17.00. Entrance includes a FREE handheld audio tour.
Group: Groups welcome. Pre-booked group rate (over 15 adults): £6.00 per person.
Facilities: Tea room, plant sales and gift shop.
Disabled Access: Partial, access to some areas restricted by terrain. Disabled parking available. Mobility scooters can be hired on the day or via email bookings.
Tours/Events: Guided tours are available by prior appointment.
Plant Fair 22 April and History Comes Alive: 11 & 12 August 2018
Coach Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 2 hours minimum.
Booking Contact: The Estate Office, Spetchley, Worcestershire WR5 1RS
Tel: 01905 345 106.
Location: 3 miles east of Worcester on A44, leave M5 at either junctions 6 or 7.