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Wyck Rissington, Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire, GL54 2PN

0141 810337

Listed By

William Donelson

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

1st March - 30 October by Appointment

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

Sunday 14th April 2pm - 5.30pm. Early Spring Plants for sale. Teas. 8th September 2pm-5.30pm. Along with other Village Gardens. Plants for Sale

Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring Summer Autumn This is a garden for all seasons.

To see:

Many Bulbs, Early Perennials & Blossom. Herbaceous Borders & 60 different varieties of Roses. Late Herbaceous colour with many interesting Trees &Shrubs

Admission Prices

See Website.

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: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

All refreshments by arrangement. Katie Lukas runs a garden consultancy business advising on the design, planting and care of gardens.

Garden Features & Events

Plant Sales have now moved to Mel Tanner. Please contact her on Tel. 01285 850 256. Email. Garden Talks & Walks at Stone House. See website for details

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
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Description of Garden

A two and a half acre Cotswold garden made up of a series of different rooms surrounding the house, designed to create a natural transition from house to landscape. The Garden has a no spray regime

Bulbs are a feature with Snowdrops, Scillas and Hellebores brightening the woodland in early Spring and a tapestry of glorious tulips in April and May. The Meadow Walk is host to naturalising Snakeshead Fritillaries, followed on by Camassias and late Narcissi.

History Of Garden

Much re-modelling of the garden was required when the Lukas's moved here in 1991, particularly the Stream Garden and Herb Garden, the former benefitting from strategically placed drainage pipes to prevent flooding. Almost all the original trees were moved into the Wild Meadow Garden. All the walls have gradually been rebuilt over the years, which enabled the designer to make arches and steps down from the top Borders to the Pool garden and Crab Apple Walk.

The Pool Garden, featuring a Pergola, was put in in the early 2000s and now includes rose-covered arbour. From the Terrace a line of fastigiated Hornbeams create archways through to the Meadow and Vegetable garden. The hornbeams were picked up and moved by another digger from where they sat on top of the HaHa, effectively blocking the lovely view, and placed where they
are today.

Finally the raised beds in the Vegetable Garden have created perfect growing conditions for summer vegetables. Many Rare & Unusual Perennials, Shrubs and Trees can be found throughout this ever changing garden.

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