Bourton House Garden, Bourton-on-the-Hill

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  • This garden has only been created over the last 20 years The entrance is through a lovely old tithe barn which also has the cafe and shop The garden is not very large but beautifully planted with some...  more »
  • Nipped here for a lovely hour or so whilst touring the Cotswolds. Ample Free parking across the road from the gardens, reasonable entry price and some really nice plants and flowers very well arranged...  more »
  • I have read a few reviews and I'm a bit confused. I know that reviews also depends on our emotions when we visited a place and how we felt - beside of the impression. What I can say, that I am not a horticultural person, nor a gardener, I just have a few flower pots at home and orchids on the windowsill. But I love nature, gardens and plants, I used to have walks in Windsor Great Park and am a member of The Savill garden, too. Maybe I was just lucky(?) to visit Hidcote at the end of May just at the beginning of my 1 week holiday. Maybe I was lucky to be in a good mood, so I could enjoy myself. Maybe I was lucky, that I do not used to have lunch, sometimes just drink a coffee - if I can't see long queue. Maybe I was lucky that I went there in a rainy day, so found less people there. But true that this garden really impressed me! I planned to go in November, but it has a limited opening time during autumn/winter season(at weekends only as far as I know), so I came back at the end of May. Arrived just 30 minutes after opening time, but truly the car park was half full despite of the rain... Maybe because it is a famous garden with LOTS of visitors. I loved every moment I spent there, and the garden was gorgeous with rain drops all over. True, that there are small and narrow paths, which can be slippery, so I can understand if biggies and wheelchairs has limited access into the garden. But it was lovely, colorful and I found special flowers, plants which I did not see in any other places. I did not use the cafe, so I can not tell anything about quality of food or service. But I spent there simply 4 hours and I admired every part of it - even which were closed. I could take perfect pictures - and yes, I was lucky that not too many stranger appeared in my pictures, but I have to admit, that people became more and more with time. Of course, because it was a Saturday, and rain stopped while I was there, sun came out and weather became truly springlike. True that crowd was too much for me after a while, but I was happy to see this garden in any way, and because it is big enough and the earlier weather, so I avoided the biggest crowd. I have seen a lot of stuffs around and gardeners working in small closed parts of the garden, planting, weeding, caring everything, so the garden was really well maintained at that time. Also I found there are more posh parts, and there is another wilder part, but that was planted with WILD flowers which we can see on meadows! So the style was perfect for me. Also true, that despite of my NT membership - I used to visit other places, too, and I ALWAYS check their website before I go as well as Google map for travel time and roadworks. Even if it's a planned trip or just a spontaneous decision in the morning. So usually I am aware of prices/facilities/parking/part closures/accessibility/events etc, and I am usually lucky to avoid "bad surprises". I can't do anything with the tourists and crowd of course, nor the weather, but these do not influence my reviews at all. Anyway, I really loved this place and I am happy that I visited in a lucky time in a good mood, and so I can share my good opinion here. I can only recommend this huge garden to every nature lover. But please check their website before going to avoid those surprises, which can effect your later reviews - but would have been avoided.
  • Such a beautiful garden. Well it's really about 5 or 6 gardens in one. Worth a visit and we had a delicious bowl of soup there too. Lovely place πŸŒΏπŸ’œπŸ§‘πŸŒΏ
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