Things to see & do

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Lovely lavender

The warm, sunny weather has worked. The lavender has started to flower and is smelling spectacular. It won't last long so catch it while you can. 

Artist in residence

Our new temporary summer sculpture, 'The Bower' has arrived. Created by talented local artist Ali Grant and inspired by the garden, it's bound to get everyone talking.

Connect to the web

Download our garden app using our new WiFi connection © Arnhel de Serra

Free Wi-Fi is available in our Winthrop's Café. Give surfing the web a whirl while enjoying a cuppa and slice of home-made cake.

Walk with Johnston

Family listening to the audio guide in the garden © NTPL/David Levenson

Discover the stories behind Hidcote with our new surround sound audio guide. Take a step back in time and tour the garden with the help of its creator, Lawrence Johnston.

Pack a picnic

Pack a picnic and a rug and relax on the lawn © Paul Harris

Pack a picnic and enjoy the summer. The best place to arrange your rug is in the Wilderness, with its cool, shady grounds and great views.

Sit and read

Take time out to scan the paper © Arnhel de Serra

You can always find a quiet corner in the garden to relax and unwind. Why not bring a book or newspaper, and while away the afternoon?

Croquet and tennis

Try your hand at croquet © John Millar

Challenge family and friends to a game of croquet on The Great Lawn. Energy to burn? Then enjoy a game of tennis on our all-weather court.

There's more to explore nearby

The Market Hall in Chipping Campden today

The Market Hall in Chipping Campden today

Make the most of your day and stop off at Chipping Campden on your way home. Walk along the Market Hall's paved floor, lovingly worn by shoppers and traders over the centuries. Explore some of the little shops lining the High Street. You can enjoy a cup of tea and a warm welcome at one of the town's traditional tea-rooms.

Out and about

  • A walker enjoying the outdoors © John Millar

    The great outdoors

    Soak up great views by following one of many public footpaths leading from our car park.

  • Wildlife watch

    Spot animals and insects that make Hidcote their home, such as the Hummingbird Hawk-moth.

  • Dovers Hill

    Only 10 minutes by car, and great for walking, Dovers Hill hosts the famous Olympick Games.