Hidcote Manor Garden
Hidcote Bartrim,, GL55 6LR, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
Info about Hidcote Manor Garden
Hidcote Manor Garden is one of England’s most celebrated gardens. It was designed by the horticulturalist Major Lawrence Johnston in the Arts and Crafts style and is arranged as a series of outdoor rooms separated by ‘walls’ of various types of plants. Started in 1907, the garden’s heyday was in the 1930s. Within the garden there are numerous changes of level which contribute to the separation of the rooms. Typical of the Arts and Crafts style, the pathways and steps that run throughout the garden are often narrow and uneven. Surfaces are either gravelled, traditionally paved using Cotswold stone or natural, like grass. It is located in the Cotswolds, high on a hill in a gently undulating landscape with spectacular views across of the Vale of Evesham and beyond. The garden covers 10.5 acres and visitors should allow at least 2.5 hours to go around.
Volunteer guides are on hand throughout the garden for assistance and information. There are three mobility scooters
and one manual wheelchair available for hire free of charge. Visitors can also enjoy the al-fresco Barn Café and plant sales centre close to the car park, or the shop and Winthrop’s Café situated within the garden grounds. These all enjoy step free access