The Gardens of Shakespeare Country

This picturesque region of South Warwickshire and the Cotswolds is also home to some of England’s most enchanting gardens.


The pure variety of gardens is one of Shakespeare Country’s best kept secrets. Here you will find a stunning contrast of colours and styles from almost every period of English garden history. The Elizabethan knot garden at New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon is a fine example of early garden styles.


With its structure of hedged ‘rooms’ linked by ‘corridors’, Hidcote Manor Garden is one of the most inventive and influential gardens of the last 100 years. The varied style of the hedged ‘rooms’ peak at different times of the year, making for an interesting visit during any season.  


Whether you’re a keen gardener; or simply enjoy fine views, a good cup of tea or a gentle stroll, there’s plenty for everyone in the gardens of Shakespeare Country and the neighbouring area.  


The following gardens are featured:

  • Coombe Country Park, Coventry
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Burford, Oxfordshire
  • Hidcote Manor Garden, Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden
  • Hill Close Gardens, Warwick
  • Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa
  • Mill Dene Garden, Blockley, Gloucestershire
  • Stratford Butterfly Farm, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • The Master's Garden at Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick
  • The Shakespeare Gardens, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • The Throckmorton Family Gardens at Coughton Court, Alcester
  • Warwick Castle, Warwick
  • Upton House and Gardens, Upton near Banbury


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