Top plants to see in summer at Hidcote

You'll never forget experiencing the garden in summer. Be inspired by breath-taking planting schemes, smells that fill the senses and the gentle hum of summer fun.  

Enjoy the long sunny days by getting out and about among the summer flowers. Take a wander along the unmissable Rose Walk, where the fragrant scent of old fashioned roses fills the air. Find a quiet spot in the dappled shade of the Wilderness, perfect for a bit of contemplation and relaxation.


    Rose in full bloom

    Don't miss our rose display in June - from old French varieties along the Rose Walk to the rambling rose 'Paul's Himalayan Musk' that tumbles out of the yew tree in the Maple Garden.


    Late summer flowers

    Our unforgettable lace-cap hydrangeas are at their best from late July.


    Hidcote lavender

    A visit to the garden wouldn't be complete without seeing the famous lavender 'Hidcote Giant'. Nestled in the Pillar Garden it is believed to have been planted by Johnston himself.


    Hypercium in full bloom

    Mounds of hypericum 'Hidcote' light up the ground beneath the tall palms in Mrs Winthrop's Garden. The perfect complement to a summer's day.


    Meconopsis or Welsh poppy in bloom during summer at Hidcote

    Commonly called the blue Himalayan poppy, its cool colour complements the Bathing Pool perfectly during August.


    Close up of an hemerocallis

    The Red Borders are at their most sumptuous by late July with the bold clumps of the orange day lilies in full bloom.


    Red dahlia in full bloom

    During August the Red Borders are filled with red-flowering dahlias. The most famous being 'Bishop of Llandaff'.


    Fuchsia Garden at Hidcote, Glos

    Take time to visit the Fuchsia Garden during August. The beds are filled with colour from the small hardy fuchsias of 'Tom Thumb' and 'Lady Thumb'.