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
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’