Gardens

Bluebells brighten our days

Bluebells have sprung up throughout Upton’s gardens © Victoria Wright

Bluebells have sprung up throughout Upton’s gardens

We have found many hidden bluebells in our gardens this year.  They have sprung up from nowhere giving us a sea of gorgeous blues and purple hues.  Come and have a look before they hide away again!

Upton's wartime gardens

The Sunken Lawn at Upton was a WW2 vegetable plot

The Dig for Victory initiative meant queuing to buy rationed seeds at Woolworths, growing food in the flower beds, burying an Anderson shelter in the Banks and Land Girls overnighting in the stables. To make things even more unrecognizable even the pools were drained to ensure they could not aid navigation for enemy pilots.

Lady Bearsted developed Upton’s Bog Garden with Kitty Lloyd Jones © Mike Perry

Lady Bearsted developed Upton’s Bog Garden with Kitty Lloyd Jones

Lady Bearsted and Upton's gardens

Lady Bearsted’s enduring legacy is Upton's gardens. A walk from the orchard, past the rock garden, down the herbaceous border, along the Mirror Pool, past the formal gardens and hornton stone staircase, finishing in the Bog Garden, means your gaze never leaves her inspirations, realised by Kitty Lloyd Jones, her garden designer.

Great walking from Upton

The Ley Line Walk

The stile on the ridge of Edgehill on Uptons ley line walk © Mike Perry

This walk follows old ley lines, taking you to stunning views over Warwickshire where you look down on to an English Civil War battlefield. There is a choice of two inns to take a rest, both of which have links to the battle.

The Shenington Round

Bell Inn at Shenington on the Shenington Round walk nr Upton © Bell Inn

The Shenington Round takes in the same stunning view as the other two walks but it approaches it from Shenington Village where you can stop off for a welcome break at the Bell Inn.

The What a View Walk

The stile on the ridge of Edgehill on Uptons ley line walk © Mike Perry

This is the shortest of the walks enabling you to take in the highlights of the others, the stunning view from the Edge overlooking Warwickshire below.

Treasure hunt for techies

Come and find our new geocaches. See what people have left for you and find out more about Upton and its history.

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