Bourton House Garden
In 1983, Mr & Mrs R Paice became the owners of Bourton House and began the task of turning a neglected wilderness into the perfect garden setting for the courtyard of ancient Cotswold stone buildings. Over the years, the garden evolved, new projects were planned and new challenges faced. They were fortunate to have the help of a splendid gardening team, originally headed by Paul Williams followed in 1999 by Paul Nicholls, our current long-serving Head Gardener.
Imaginative topiary was introduced including a knot garden, parterre and topiary walk; natural springs used to create water features; an unusual shade house constructed and ever wider herbaceous borders created to accommodate more exotica. Today, the garden continues to evolve, constantly surprising visitors with its inspirational planting, stunning colour combinations and rare, unusual and exotic plants.
New in 2014 A walk in the pasture opposite the garden, following a guide by our Head Gardener, to view the groups of specimen trees planted in 1994-1995. These include Cedidiphyllum japonicum, known as the 'Katsura Tree' with its sweet scent similar to burnt sugar, Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' (Ornamental Pear), Betula papyrifera (Paper Birch) and Prunus 'Shirotae' (Japanese Cherry) amongst many others. Admission to the walk and the guide are included in admission to the garden.View Map
The GardenerIn 2010, Bourton House Garden came under new ownership but remains open for the enjoyment of garden visitors, many of whom return year after year!
Gloucestershire, GL56 9AE England
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (excluding Easter and Bank Holidays) 10am to 5pm
Group Visits are April to end October
Monday to Friday (excluding Easter and Bank Holidays)
ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Admission £6 per person (tour leader/coach driver free)
Please ring 01386 700754 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking
Tea, coffee and delicious home-made cakes are served in our Grade I listed 16th century Tithe Barn. On fine days, tea can be taken in the garden.