Cotswolds Tourism Awards 2013
'Small Visitor Attraction of the Year' (silver award)
HHA/Christie's 'Garden of the Year' 2006
An award-winning three acre garden surrounding a fine 18th century Manor House. The garden features luxuriant terraces and wide herbaceous borders with stunning plant, texture and colour combinations. Imaginative topiary includes a knot garden, parterre and topiary walk and there are several spring-fed water features including a raised basket pond from the Great Exhibition of 1851. You will also find a unique Shade House, a serene White Garden and many creatively planted pots. A raised 18th century walk provides an enticing link to the Cotswold landscape beyond. An abundance of unusual, rare and exotic plants make this garden a delight for the dedicated plantsman.
Visitors to the garden are also invited to enjoy the walk in our seven acre field (opened to the public in 2013) which visits groups of specimen trees planted in 1994/95. A free guide to the trees is available with tickets to the garden.
Beautiful to visit in any season, Bourton House Garden also presents a magnificent late summer flourish when many gardens have run their course.
The entrance to the garden is through a magnificent Grade I listed 16th century Tithe Barn where you will find occasional exhibitions and can enjoy tea and delicious home-made cakes from May to September. Please check Visitor Info for full details of opening times.