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“Small formal garden with a focus on topiary”

Bourton House Garden
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Owner description: Award-winning 3-acre garden surrounding an 18th century Manor House and Grade I listed 16th century Tithe Barn. Magnificent wide herbaceous borders with stunning plant and colour combinations, imaginative topiary including a knot garden, topiary walk and parterre, water features and a unique shade house. 18th century raised walk provides an enticing link to the Cotswold landscape. The unusual, rare and exotic make this garden a plantsman’s paradise! HHA/Christie’s ‘Garden of the Year’ 2006.'Small Visitor Attraction of the Year' Cotswolds Tourism Silver Award 2013
Newcastle upon Tyne
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Small formal garden with a focus on topiary”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a small garden with limited opening hours, close to the Batsford Arboretum (they seem to have reciprocal half price ticket arrangements). Going on a cold April day there was relatively little to see in terms of planting but the garden is an interesting one with topiary at every turn. So, good for a short visit for those who enjoy the more formal in gardens, rather than a riot of colourful planting.

Visited April 2013
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ChristineWalford, Administrator at Bourton House Garden, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Thank you for visiting Bourton House Garden. In common with many other gardens, the growing season has been delayed by the exceptionally cold spring but I am glad you still found your visit enjoyable. I would urge you to return in the summer months when the garden is indeed 'a riot of colourful planting' and all our rare, exotic and unusual plants can be seen in their full glory. Due to the use of many tender plants, Bourton House Garden is that rare thing - a garden that is still in full bloom into September and even into October. I hope you are tempted to visit us again!
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London, United Kingdom
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

There is a wealth of gardens open to the public in the Cotswolds but this really has the wow factor. I was so taken aback by the colour, range of unusual plants and imaginative planting. The whole garden is tended with such care and justifiable pride. Make every effort to see it. You will not be disappointed. It's a real treasure.

Visited September 2012
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Sheffield
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5 attraction reviews
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“Stunning”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Happened on this garden by chance - and what a find! Fantastic design, with stunning use of colour. The entrance is through a beautifully restored tythe barn, worth a visit in itself. Excellent cakes too! If you are visiting the better-known gardens and arboretum in the area, do go to this one as well if you can. It's a gem.

Visited August 2012
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“Wonderful Cotswolds Garden”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Bourton House Garden was uinknown to me and I came across it by chance courtesy of the AA signs in Moreton-in-Marsh for which I am most grateful.

This is a private garden full of interest with wonderful planting and the whole garden wonderfully cared for. From the edge of the garden there are magnificent views over the Cotswolds.

Interesting shade house and wonderful raised 'basket' pool which came from the Great Exhibition of 1851.

The hanging baskets at the entrance of the Tythe Barn, through which you enter the garden, are outstanding. Well worth visiting.

Visited August 2012
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South Africa
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“Beautiful Gardens - and Tythe Barn entrance”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Gloriously laid out gardens with excellent Knot Garden and box hedge work

Visited June 2012
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