Open Garden – The Gate

Open Garden – The Gate

A compact cottage-style garden planted with bulbs in spring, and with summer perennials, annuals, climbers and herbs in the walled courtyard of C17 former coaching inn. Also a separate, productive, walled kitchen garden with espaliers and other fruit trees.

Open: 6th May, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Admission: Adult: £4.00, Child: Free
Wheelchair access to most areas of the garden; other areas are partially visible from negotiable paths.
Refreshments: Home-made teas

Although small, this garden has layers of interest, especially early in the season for which the owners plant several hundred bulbs, majoring on tulips. The changes are rung every year, and the colourful tulip display is complemented by late daffodils and by early peonies, alliums and euphorbia. The walled garden around the house was once the stable yard of the coaching inn, and the planting is designed around an ancient lilac tree, in bloom in early May. There is a separate walled vegetable garden with greenhouse, where vegetables and fruit are grown. Part of its charm is its unexpectedness, tucked away off a busy thoroughfare in the centre of the ancient Saxon town of Winchcombe.

Directions and booking information here.

Whilst visiting the garden, why not treat yourself to a wonderful Cotswold break and stay in beautiful Winchcombe with it’s wonderful individual  shops, eateries and many local attractions including Sudeley Castle.

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