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Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton, Chippenham,
Chippenham, SN14 8LA

01225 891686


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Nursery open Mar - Oct; daily; 10am - 5pm
Garden open every Tuesday April 12 through Oct 25 with a free 30 minute talk in the garden at 11, repeated at 2:30
Garden visits can be arranged for groups of 6 or more on weekdays.
Tours of the garden are available for groups of 10 or more.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

will meet coaches at end of lane and ferry down in cars

Group Appointment: Yes

Weekdays only, minimum of 6 people

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

16h June, 21st July, 18th Aug, 15th Sept, 20th Oct

Best Times of Year to Visit:

July - October

To see:

Late summer colour

Admission Prices

Adults £5, Child Free. Talk every Tues Season ticket £25

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

Free plant list and garden map. Extra garden open days with a short practical talk on what's happening in the garden week by week. Talks at 11am, repeated again at 2.30pm. No need to book, included with garden entrance £5 or £25 for a season ticket so you can come when you like. Coaches by arrangement only. Lunches by arrangement only.

Garden Features & Events

Gravel garden, topiary shapes in the landscape, unusual plants, ponds, bog garden, wonderful views. Sculptural seats and bridges.

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Bed and breakfast list available


The Catherine Wheel, Marshfield. The Crown, Tolldown near Dyrham.

Inns & Pubs:
Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Bath, Westonbirt, Dyrham Park, Iford Manor, Castle Combe, Ridleys Cheer in Mountain Bower

Description of Garden

Architect-designed steep hillside garden. Swirling shapes designed to reflect surrounding countryside, densely planted with extraordinary plants from adjoining nursery. Sunny south-facing slope with ponds and springs and shady woodland areas. Wavy bridge leading to fields being sculpted for viewing platforms.

History Of Garden

Derelict barn surrounded by derelict fields until 1997

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