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Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh,
Gloucestershire, GL56 9AE

01386 700754

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

To general public every Weds, Thurs, Friday from April to end of October (excluding Easter and Bank Holidays)
Groups may visit Monday to Friday from April to October. Advance booking essential.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Large car park opposite garden entrance with dedicated coach spaces

Group Appointment: Yes

Advance booking necessary

House Open for Viewing: Yes

TUESDAY to Friday April to October 10am to 5pm

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

Sunday 14th August 2016 10am to 5pm

Best Times of Year to Visit:

April to October Late summer

To see:

All of interest herbaceous borders, topiary

Admission Prices

Adult £7 / under 16 free

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: No
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Disabled access is limited to 60-70% of the garden. Tea/Coffee and home-made cakes available May - Sept in 16th century Tithe Barn 

Garden Features & Events

Friday 17th April 2015 National Gardens Open Day (part of RHS National Gardening Week) FREE ADMISSION 10am to 5pm
Topiary (including knot garden and parterre), wide herbaceous borders, unusual shade house, water features.
Newly opened walk in the field opposite the garden takes in many groups of specimen trees planted in 1994-1995. Free guide to the trees, written by Head Gardener Paul Nicholls, is available when purchasing ticket to visit the garden

Cotswolds Tourism Awards 'Small Visitor Attraction of the Year' 2013 (silver)
HHA/ Christie's Garden of the Year 2006 

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Rectory Farmhouse, Stow-on-the-Wold The Old Bakery, Blockley


Churchill Arms, Paxton Kings Head, Chipping Campden

Inns & Pubs:

Horse & Groom, Bourton-on-the-Hill Fox & Hounds, Great Wolford

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

An award-winning intensively planted three-acre garden surrounding an 18th century Manor House and Grade I listed 16th century Tithe Barn. The garden features wide herbaceous borders with stunning plant, colour and texture combinations; imaginative topiary including a knot garden, parterre and topiary walk; water features include a raised Basket Pond from the Great Exhibition of 1851; a unique shade house with novel shade-loving plants and many creatively planted pots. The unusual, rare and exotic make this garden a plantsman's delight. Beautiful to visit in any season, Bourton House Garden also presents a magnificent late summer flourish when many gardens have run their course. The garden won 'Small Visitor Attraction of the Year' (silver award) in the Cotswolds Tourism Awards 2013 and HHA/Christie's 'Garden of the Year' award in 2006.

NEWLY OPENED: Pasture walk opposite the garden, following a guide written by Head Gardener Paul Nicholls. This gives the opportunity to view many specimen trees planted in 1994-1995, such as Himalayan Birch (Betula utilis jacquemontii), Ornamental Pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'), Katsura tree (Cecidphyllum japonicum) and Japanese Cherry (Prunus 'Shirotae') to mention just a few examples.

History Of Garden

The garden was created over a 20 year time frame by the former owners, Mr & Mrs R Paice and a great gardening team originally led by Paul Williams, followed in 1999 by current Head Gardener Paul Nicholls. The garden came under new ownership in 2010 and continues to evolve and develop in the care of long-serving Head Gardener Paul Nicholls and his assistants Jacky Rae and Gareth Griffiths.

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