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Snowdrops: 1st, 8th, 12th, 15th Feb; from 1.30pm. Check website for any changes.
Easter Monday (6th Apr) opening of House & Gardens; 2pm -5pm
1st May - 30th Sept.(not guided tours); Wednesdays, Saturdays and Bank Holidays; 2pm - 5pm.
Minimum charge applies
Please specify guided tour of either house & garden, or just garden only.
With guided tours (1 hour) for groups of 15 or more, at other times by prior appointment.
Adult House+Garden £8, Garden only £5; Child House+Garden £4; Child 5-15 Garden only £1 (accompanied). Parties of over 30 people may be divided. Guided tours of garden £40 per group + individual entry fee
Tea and coffee, lunches and refreshments by arrangement when booking for parties.
Distinctive garden rooms formed by walls and hedges. Large herbaceous borders, Leisure Garden, Terrace, White Border, sunken garden, orchard, rockery and Kitchen Garden. New planting of ornamental tree
Thames Head Inn, Trouble House Inn
Wild Duck Inn, Ewen
Wild Duck Inn, Ewen
The garden was designed to comprise a series of outdoor rooms, or separate areas, each with its own character. There are walls and there are hedges of holly, box, beech and yew. These form the walls of the rooms. The original garden consisted of borders, lawns, topiary, two kitchen gardens and three tennis courts as well as the older trees that were on the site. The garden now has much more varied planting, including magnificent herbaceous borders, a troughery, rockery, roses and a collection of snowdrops. There are some fine vistas and good views. A new area of planting with ornamental trees has just been completed.
Rodmarton Manor was one of the last country houses to be built in the old traditional style with everything being done by hand using local stone, local timber and local craftsmen. It was done at a time when mass factory and machine production had already become the norm. Ernest Barnsley and the Cotswold group of craftsmen, who built and furnished the house for Claud and Margaret Biddulph, beginning in 1909, were responsible for the revival of many traditional crafts in the Cotswolds which were in danger of dying out.