The Gate Open Garden

The Gate – Winchcombe

The Gate – Winchcombe

Spring is in the air and thoughts turn to beautiful gardens, The Gate in Winchcombe being one of them. The garden will be open on 23 April, 2.00pm – 6.00pm.

Featured in The English Garden and Good Housekeeping, The Gate in Winchcombe, is a 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.  There is also a separate, productive, walled kitchen garden with espaliers and other fruit trees.

Although small, this plant-packed garden is full of interest throughout the season, beginning with a strong display of bulbs, in particular tulips, from early spring. In summer, the garden is scented by roses, peonies lavender and nepeta, with strong colours following through August into September with late summer perennials. The walled garden in the former stable yard round the house is complemented by a separate walled vegetable garden with greenhouse, where a range of 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.

The garden is open as part of the National Garden Scheme which has over 3,500 breathtaking private gardens opening for charity – find yourself a fantastic day out. Full details 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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