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Notice: As wind speeds are expected to exceed the safe limits for the garden, we will be closed on Tuesday 21 October. We will re-open as normal on Wednesday 22 October.

Experience one of the country's great gardens

Hidcote is an Arts and Crafts garden in the north Cotswolds, a stone’s throw from Stratford-upon-Avon. Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston its colourful and intricately designed outdoor ‘rooms’ are always full of surprises. It’s a must-see if you’re on holiday in the Cotswolds.

Explore the maze of narrow paved pathways and discover secret gardens, magnificent vistas and plants that burst with colour. Many of the plants found growing in the garden were collected from Johnston’s many plant hunting trips to far away places. It’s the perfect place if you’re in need of gardening inspiration.

Find a quiet spot and sit on one of the ornate benches and watch green woodpeckers search for their lunch or listen to the calls from the buzzards circling overhead. Time it right and you might catch a glimpse of the elusive hummingbird moth.

Meander through the intricate gardens and into the Wilderness. This secluded stretch of tall trees is just right for a picnic. Take a glimpse beyond the boundary and see the garden blend effortlessly into the countryside beyond.

The Monarch’s Way path runs close-by. Follow it for a brief time from the car park and into the chocolate-box Cotswold hamlet of Hidcote Bartrim. You’ll be treated to traditionally thatched stone cottages that were once home to Johnston’s gardeners. They’re now owned by the Trust and rented out.

Go on a virtual tour of the garden

Garden watch

  • Delightful nerines flower in November  © National Trust


    You can't miss the pretty pink clumps of nerines that are flowering.

  • Autumn crocus  © NT_NEN_Sheffield Park

    Autumn crocus

    Look out for the autumn crocus flowering in the Wilderness.

  • Acer palmatum produces some of the most brilliant, fiery red displays © National Trust/Marina Rule


    The acers are starting to get their autumn colours in the Wilderness.

  • Aeonium in the plant house © Andrew Butler


    Take a stroll to the plant house and see the aeoniums in all their glory.

Go interactive

Download our app while you are here © Hidcote Manor Garden

Download our app while you are here

Got an iPhone? You can now explore Hidcote using our new free app. To use it, simply download the National Trust Gardens app from iTunes. Once loaded, choose to download the Hidcote Guide.

You can even download the app while you're here, using the free WiFi in Winthrop's Café.

Pumpkin trail

Will you be a great apprentice pumpkin hunter? © NTPL/J Miller

Will you be a great apprentice pumpkin hunter?

1 - 2 November, 10am to 3pm

The garden will once again play host to our annual family pumpkin trail. A cryptic clue is always around the next tree, hedge or pond. This years' trail promises to be the spookiest yet with a magic spell to discover and a potion to prepare. 

Just ask our team at reception for more help or pointers when you arrive.

Normal admission charges apply

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