Honeysuckle Cottage.............Gardens
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  The gardens listed are only examples of many that exist within easy travelling

                                distances from Honeysuckle Cottage.

Batsford Arboretum

A Victorian arboretum with a stream and planting of shrubs and bamboos, one of the largest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country.

Blockley Open Gardens:

Individual gardens open to the public for a fee in aid of charities.

Bourton House Garden:

An eighteenth century house (not open to the public) with a developing garden with lawns, fountains, walks, topiary, a knot garden and herbaceous borders.

Hidcote Manor Garden:

Hidcote Manor Garden, with its structure of outdoor ‘rooms’, linked by vistas and furnished with all sorts of topiary, recalls both the English garden style and the European connections of its creator Major Lawrence Johnston.

Kiftsgate Court Gardens

Three generations of women gardeners.  The story of Kiftsgate is the story of three generations of women gardeners: Heather Muir, Diany Binny and Anne Chambers. Each in her unique way has contributed throughout almost a century to making Kiftsgate the world renowned garden that visitors and gardeners alike have grown to know and love.


Mill Dene is a romantic story of a young couple falling in love with each other and a beautiful Cotswold stone water mill.

Knowing nothing about gardening the Dares set about creating one of the most interesting gardens in the Cotswolds. It is personal, witty, surprising and of course, beautiful as well as horticulturally excellent. Features of this 1Ha (2 1/2 acres) garden include a misty grotto, a bog garden and stream. There are plenty of seats from which to enjoy the mill pond and its trout, kingfisher and ducks. It is an exercise in making the most of a difficult and steep sided site. It is also an exercise in creating something beautiful in which to meditate and to nourish the senses.

National Garden Scheme -


Since  1927 we’ve been inviting garden owners to open their exceptional gardens to the public for good causes, giving people unique access to some of Britain’s most beautiful, memorable gardens for around the same cost of a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Over the last 90 years, we’ve donated £50 million to charities across the UK, thanks to the warm generosity of our garden owners, volunteers and visitors – a rich blend of generosity that lies at the heart of the National Garden Scheme.

www.rococogarden.org.uk - Painswick

Designed in the early 1700s by Benjamin Hyett, Painswick Rococo Garden is the country's sole surviving rococo garden.


Sezincote is unique. At the heart of a traditional, family-run estate covering 4,500 acres of rolling Cotswold countryside stands a 200-year-old Mogul Indian palace, set in a romantic landscape of temples, grottoes, waterfalls and canals reminiscent of the Taj Mahal.

it was built in the “Indian Style”, a unique combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The gardens were designed with the help of Humphrey Repton. Sezincote is credited with influencing the design of the Brighton pavilion after a visit by The Prince Regent in 1807.

Westonbirt Arboretum - The National Arboretum

A remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees - 15,000 specimens from all over the globe offer the perfect place to relax, learn  or have an adventure!