One of England’s great gardens, an ‘Arts & Crafts’ masterpiece created by the horticulturist Major Lawrence Johnston. A series of outdoor rooms, each with a different character and separated by walls and hedges of many different species, the garden is famous for its rare shrubs and trees, outstanding herbaceous borders and unusual plant species from all over the world. The varied styles of the outdoor rooms peak at different times of year, making for an interesting visit at any time.

 

Hidcote Bartrim
near Chipping Campden
Gloucestershire

England GL55 6LR

This is an eye popper garden. The day we visited in the summer of 2002, a television crew from the BBC was filming a gardening show episode on the grounds. In 2004, we saw it in the spring and it was just as magnificent but in a different way, of course. The rhododendrons and spring bulbs were outstanding. The gardens are split into garden rooms and are well maintained. Well worth the effort!

Some of the plants named in honor of Hidcote include Allium cernuum ‘Hidcote’, Campanula latiloba ‘Hidcote Amethyst’, Dianthus ‘Hidcote’, Fuchsia ‘Hidcote Beauty’, Helianthemum ‘Hidcote Apricot’, Helleborus x hybridus ‘Hidcote Double’, Hypericum ‘Hidcote’, Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’, Penstemon ‘Hidcote Pink’ and Symphytum ‘Hidcote Blue’

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