to our new website and to a slightly different world following COVID-19….
We have been working hard towards reopening and ensuring the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Please read our Guidance for further information. These “new procedures” are new to us too so please bear with us during this time…. we hope not to have any teething problems but we apologise in advance if things don’t run as smoothly as normal! – and of course any feedback is gratefully received.
But we hope you find the Garden as beautiful and tranquil as before….
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.
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. It keeps on going and getting better and better; the end of September/beginning of October its fantastic – until the frosts come.
The entrance to the garden is usually through a magnificent Grade I Listed 16th Century Tithe Barn; which houses the Café and where you will find occasional exhibitions – due to COVID-19 the Barn remain closed at this time however we do have drinks (hot and cold), sandwiches, soup and the all important cake!, available to purchase for either takeaway or enjoyed at outdoor seating behind the Barn.
We hope you enjoy your visit.
As seen on Gardeners World 2019, Episode 25 (from 5.45 to 12.20)
And featured again on Gardeners’ World May 2020 (skip to 52.14 to 58.00 mins)
Refreshments available - limited seating indoors, more in the Orchard at the back of the Tithe Barn
No advanced booking required - admission £8 per person payable on arrival
Please see our Visitors Information page for more details