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Bourton House Garden

An eighteenth century Costwold house with a fine garden (made in its present form after 1983). The garden's structure is like that of a renaissance garden but the planting design is Arts and Crafts. It has lawns, fountains, topiary, sculptures, an orchard, a knot garden, a kitchen garden, a raised walk and herbaceous borders. The garden has been open to the public since 1987.


Head Gardener's Comment

Award-winning three acre garden with extensive topiary including knot garden, parterre and topiary walk. Stunning deep herbaceous borders; water features; 18th century raised walk; unusual shade house; specimen trees in walled pasture opposite garden. HHA/Christie's 'Garden of the Year' 2006.
Head Gardener: Paul Nicholls assisted by Jacky Rae

Photograph © Bourton House Garden
Photograph © Bourton House Garden
Photograph © Bourton House Garden
Photograph © Bourton House Garden
Photograph © Bourton House Garden
Photograph © Bourton House Garden
Photograph © Bourton House Garden
Photograph © Bourton House Garden

History

Bourton House Garden has undoubted historic origins but was overgrown and neglected when it was acquired by Richard and Monique Paice in 1983. Over the following twenty five years they transformed the garden into the award-winning garden that can be seen today. In April 2010, Bourton House was sold. The new owners have decided to keep the Garden open to the public and continue its development with the active help of Head Gardener Paul Nicholls, who has worked for many years to turn vision into reality and create the wonderful garden that can be seen today.

Plants of note

A plantsman's paradise!

Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England, GL56 9AE

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