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Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh,
Gloucestershire, GL56 9HU

01386 700457

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2018-01-22 00:21:00

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

March- October Wednesday- Friday 10-5pm. Last entry 4pm. Saturdays 9-2pm Open Bank Holidays, 2-5pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Previous booking essential. Special access instructions for coaches

Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes

Sunday 23rd April, 14th May & 25th June, 2-5pm

Best Times of Year to Visit:

April - May September

To see:

Spring bulbs and shrubs Autumn colour

Admission Prices

Adult £7; Concession £6; Child (under 15 yrs) £3, plus free garden trail RHS members free Wednesdays on showing membership card. 10-minute talk can be arranged by the owner about any chosen aspect of the garden @ £10.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
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:

Garden not safe for small children. Half garden access by wheelchair. Sculpture trail around garden. Charity openings throughout the year. See for details

Garden Features & Events

A garden less travelled see website for dates Also open for The Quiet Garden Trust Cotswold garden set around water-mill with stream. Trout, kingfishers and grotto: terraces with rose walk, cricket lawn and herb gardens.

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

The Crown Inn, Blockley Horse and Groom, Bourton on the hill


Horse and Groom, Blockley The Churchill, Paxford

Inns & Pubs:

The Great Western, Blockley The Horse and Groom, Bourton on the Hill

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Blockley: Mill village Saxon Church. Moreton in Marsh Tuesday market

Description of Garden

A two-and-a-half acre garden set in a tiny, steep-sided valley. The stream and millpond at the bottom are home to kingfishers and trout; the family Birman cats welcome guests and accompany them round the garden. A grotto beneath the tree house lends an air of mystery to the area.

The Rose Walk, with weeping standards, leads up to the cricket lawn with a tiny pavilion and seats from Lords. The path goes on up to a fruit garden with medieval tents and a scratch-&-sniff herb garden with the Church as backdrop and views over the Cotswolds.

History Of Garden

The Mill dates from Saxon times. Originally it milled flour and later was involved in silk production. Half the mill and garden were bought by Wendy and Barry Dare in 1965 when they knew nothing of horticulture. Pieces of land were acquired over time and expertise was gained to the extent that Wendy eventually served on a Floral Committee of the RHS and judged at Chelsea.

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