Hill Close Gardens

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Bread and Meat Close, Warwick,
Warwickshire, CV34 6HF

01926 493339


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Gardens Open All Year (Closed Christmas to New Year)

Summer - April 1st - Oct 31st 11am - 5pm 

Tearoom open (Sat/Sun & Bank Hols)

Winter - November 1st - March 31st 11am - 4 pm

Weekdays only Self service refreshments available.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Drop off point outside garden gates and long stay parking by racecourse. Guided tours for groups can be arranged at any time. Please telephone

Group Appointment: Yes

Groups can visit any time

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

Please check our website for open days.

Best Times of Year to Visit:

All year round

To see:

Fruit Trees, boarders, unique gardens. Summerhouses. Visitor centre.

Admission Prices

Entry: Adults £4.00 Child (5-17yrs) £1 to include garden trail Under 5s Free

HCGT & RHS members FREE
Programme of events listed on www.hillcosegardens.com or tel. 01926 493339

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

Please visit our website for all events. Our building is fully DDA compliant. A ground source heat pump creates heating from the earth and solar panels add to our energy savings. We also have a wind turbine and weather station. 

Garden Features & Events

16 hedged Victorian gardens with brick built summerhouses. Plant Heritage garden. Wide variety of unusual snowdrops and daffodils. Herbaceous borders and large aster collection. Many old varieties of fruit trees. Vegetable plots. Auricula theatre. Large glasshouse for tender plants.

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Warwick Arms Hotel, Warwick Lord Leycester Hotel, Warwick


Several restaurants available in the town centre and most pubs serve food

Inns & Pubs:

Rose & Crown, Warwick Market Place Tilted Wig, Warwick Market Place

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Lord Leycester Hospital museum and garden, Mill Street gardens, Warwick Castle (all in Warwick town centre)

Description of Garden

Sixteen individual hedged Victorian gardens on the western edge of Warwick overlooking the racecourse. Several restored brick built summerhouses. Planted with vegetables, fruit and flowers. Large glasshouse and visitor centre.

History Of Garden

The site was divided up and sold as 32 separate plots in 1845. Tradesmen from Warwick bought or rented the gardens to get away from the cramped living conditions in the town. They grew fruit, vegetables and flowers and kept pigs and poultry. They built summerhouses for shelter and storage. In the early 20th century some of the gardens on the edges of the site were sold off for housing but 16 remain and were restored in 2006 with Heritage Lottery funding.

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