This county in the south west of England has plenty of picturesque scenery, including part of the Cotswold Hills, the valley of the River Severn and the entire Forest of Dean. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also an abundance of public gardens, arboretums and beautiful walks to enjoy.
If you’re a fan of a well tended garden then you’re spoilt for choice in Gloucestershire and there are plenty of impressive green spaces to visit. With this in mind, if you’re looking for some inspiration for your garden at home, read on to find out more about four of our favourite Gloucestershire gardens.
Painswick Rococo Garden
This scenic 18th century garden in Stroud includes vegetable patches, a maze, a hidden valley and regular art exhibits. It was designed in 1740 as a playful addition to Painswick House and is said to be the only complete surviving rococo garden in the UK.
Cerney House Gardens
Cerney Gardens can be found near Cheltenham and they were developed by the late Lady Angus and her daughter over several years. Highlights include the walled garden, which features a vegetable patch, scented garden, soft fruits and a lavender walk.
These gardens in Gloucester are free and open to the public all year round and they’re home to some of the oldest trees in Gloucestershire, including three mature Redwoods. There are also three monuments of historical significance; Scriven’s Conduit, the King’s Board and the chancel of the 12th century leper chapel of St Mary Magdalene. A recent archaeological dig even discovered the remnants of an ancient Roman road.
Hidcote Manor Garden
This National Trust site is said to be one of the most influential arts and crafts gardens in Britain and it’s laid out as a series of outdoor ‘rooms’. These include rare trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders, all divided by well kept hedges. Work on the garden began in 1910 and by the 1920s there were 12 full time gardeners working on the design.
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