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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
1st Apr - 3rd Jul; Wed - Sun; 11am - 5.30pm
4th Jul - 29th Aug; Wed - Mon; 11am - 5pm
31st Aug - 30th Oct; Wed - Sun; 11am - 5.30pm
5th Nov - 11th Dec; Sat & Sun; 12noon - 4pm
Last admission: garden 5 (summer garden 4:30
Open Bank Holidays between March and October (August 29th Bank Holiday open 11am to 5:30pm).

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

By written appointment only.

House Open for Viewing: Yes

1st Apr - 3rd Jul; Wed - Sun; 12noon - 5pm
4th Jul - 29th Aug; Wed - Mon; 11.30am - 4.30pm
31st Aug - 30th Oct; Wed - Sun; 12noon - 5pm
Priest's House closes 30 mins earlier
Last admission: Manor 4pm; (summer Manor 3:30);
Admission by timed ticket. Tickets issued at reception on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be booked in advance. Tickets often run out at peak times; please arrive early.

National Garden Scheme days: No
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Admission Prices

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets):
Adult £9.50 (£8.50), child £4.80 (£4.30), family £24 (£21.80).
Garden only: adult £5.20 (£4.60), child £2.60 (£2.30), family £12.70 (£11.50).
Winter weekends: adult £2 (£1.80), child £1 (90p).
Visitors arriving by bicycle or on foot offered a voucher redeemable at Snowshill Trust shop or restaurant

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

Car park 500 yds from Manor, motorised buggy available.

Garden Features & Events

Cotswold manor house with eclectic collection and Arts & Crafts-style garden; Collection of craftsmanship and design from across the globe; The home of the life's work of eccentric architect, artist and craftsman Charles Paget Wade; Traditional golden-yellow Cotswold Manor house set in a delightful village above the Vale of Evesham; Terraced hillside garden designed as a series of rooms and run on organic principles

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Churchill Arms, Paxford

Inns & Pubs:

Crown & Trumpet, Broadway Baker's Arms, Broad Campden Snowshill Arms

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

An extraordinary, even unique, house and garden expressing the philosophy of Charles Wade and the Arts & Crafts movement even down to the exact shade of dark blue he favoured for the garden furniture to blend and contrast with the greens of the garden and mellow tones of the Cotswold stone. You will not find any orange coloured plants here. The garden is in a series of 'outdoor rooms', but according to Wade, the architect, it is an extension of the house and contains a variety of architectural objects all carefully designed to blend with, and enhance the effect. In the wider scene the garden fits well into the Cotswold landscape, views of which from many parts of the garden cleverly counterbalance the enclosed effect of the compartments.

History Of Garden

Charles Wade bought Snowshill Manor in 1919 as an ideal base in the favoured Cotswolds to demonstrate his passion for the Arts & Crafts philosophy. He was an architect, artist and woodworker and transformed both the Manor and the garden he created there into an extraordinary expression of his ideals. Wade commissioned a design by M. H. Baillie-Scott and created a series of 'rooms' in the style of Hidcote. Following its acquisition of the property, the National Trust has maintained the house and garden in its original style, even using organic principles in the garden.

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