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“Pleasant gardens - well tended and colourful”

Bourton House Garden
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Owner description: Award-winning 3-acre garden surrounding an 18th century Manor House and Grade I listed 16th century Tithe Barn. Magnificent wide herbaceous borders with stunning plant and colour combinations, imaginative topiary including a knot garden, topiary walk and parterre, water features and a unique shade house. 18th century raised walk provides an enticing link to the Cotswold landscape. The unusual, rare and exotic make this garden a plantsman’s paradise! HHA/Christie’s ‘Garden of the Year’ 2006.'Small Visitor Attraction of the Year' Cotswolds Tourism Silver Award 2013
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is a small (3 acre) garden divided into a number of compartments. It is very well maintained and consequently the plants are healthy and flowering well. The garden contains a good variety of species including several tender plants which must mean a lot of work for the gardeners.
There is a very nice topiary area at the front of the house and a delightful knot garden.
There is a pleasant cafe and shop and toilets are also available. There is good car parking opposite the garden and also a 7 acre field that you can walk round.
Overall a garden that is worth a visit. However, my one reservation is that it is quite pricey at £7 each for a 3 acre garden - especially considering that the Arboretum down the road is similarly priced and 55 acres!

Thank Latin1954
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"the barn"
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"late summer"
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"cakes"
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"tree walk"
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"check their website"
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"beautiful building"
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"lovely setting"
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"full bloom"
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"different areas"
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"flower beds"
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

If you are thinking of going here I would recommend Batsford Arboretum instead - across the road. The entrance fee is similar for both but I spent 4 hours at the arboretum and 10 minutes here! It’s tiny! Wish I hadn’t bothered.

Thank Jac F
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

We were unaware of this garden until we saw a signpost close to it.
The garden was excellent, both in terms of the variety and quality of plants and the standard of maintenance.
The cafe provide good quality sandwiches and cakes to round off a very enjoyable visit.
Highly recommended to anyone who is in the area.

Thank KBofLB
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

I visited Bourton House Garden the afternoon of 5/25/2018 after it had rained in the morning and the garden was awash in raindrops, color, fragrance, and splendor. The topiary are fascinating, the white garden is peaceful, the knot garden is delightful, and the atmosphere is just magical. I spent a glorious 2 hours wandering through the damp and dewy gardens and then I walked across the street to take the Walk Around the Fields with the printed guide from the former Head Gardener. A perfect way to spend an afternoon!

Thank Jessica Z
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

First visit to this garden and a very pleasant one too, the gardens are well laid out and looked after really well
Tea room is very nice and the staff friendly..enjoyed the fruit cake
Well worth a visit

Thank Paul V
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