Hidcote Manor Garden
Hidcote Manor Garden is located in the village of Hidcote Bartrim, near Chipping Campden in the North of the Cotswolds. It is one of the best-known and most influential Arts and crafts garden in Britain. The garden was created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston. His mother bought Hidcote Manor, an estate of 300 acres in 1907. Johnston later began a programme of 40 years work on the gardens. Explore the maze of narrow paved pathways, discover secret gardens, experience magnificent vistas and plants that burst with colour. Many of the plants found growing in the garden were collected from Johnstone’s plant hunting trips during his travels to luxurious destinations over many years. You’ll be treated to traditionally thatched stone cottages that were once home to Johnston’s gardeners. Wander through the intricate gardens and into the wilderness and if you’re feeling peckish there is even a cafe serving hot and cold food. The Gardens is now owned by the national trust and is must see visitors attraction in the Cotswolds, so be sure to visit.