Access information

Wheelchair and electric mobility scooters at Hidcote

Some of our pathways are uneven and narrow due to the nature of the original surfaces. There are steps to some garden areas too.

Access Information

Some of our pathways at Hidcote are uneven and narrow due to the nature of the original surfaces. There are steps to some garden areas too.

The car park at Hidcote has dedicated Blue Badge spaces, these can be found at the bottom of the first car park (on the left) by the Visitor Reception building. Please see our Access and Facilities information for further details.

Hire a mobility scooter at Hidcote

Mobility vehicles can be a great way to get around the accessible parts of the garden. We have three mobility scooters and a wheelchair available to hire. To make a booking for mobility scooters at Hidcote call us on 01386 438333 and we'll do the rest. A member of the property team will show you how to use them. After your visit, please return them to visitor reception.

Easy access route

There is an accessible route around the gardens at Hidcote, taking in over two thirds of the grounds. It is a hard standing pathway and taking you through the Old Garden, by the Red Borders, along the Winter Borders, Heavens Gate and through the Beech Allee, into the Kitchen Garden and Long Borders before rejoining the main courtyard.

You can pick up Hidcote's Access Map at the Visitor Recpetion at the start of your visit.

Assistance dogs

We welcome assistance dogs into the garden.  Please help us by making sure they wear their hi-visibility identity harness.

Accessible guides

A Large Print and a Braille guide is available from the Visitor Reception. Please ask us for a copy.

Please check the home page before visiting

This article was created before the coronavirus crisis, and may not reflect the current situation. Please check our homepage for the most up to date information about visiting.

Hidcote is a partner of Silent Space an organisation creating dedicated silent spaces at gardens and attractions across the UK, allowing for visitors to take a moment and notice nature, or get away from the noises around us.

The Italian Shelter at Hidcote is a dedicated silient space in the garden during visiting hours. Here you can take in the sounds of the Bathing Pool fountain, the birds and bees or the gentel sounds of visitors in other parts of the garden.

Please note that The Italian Shelter is not on the accessible route and can be found off the pathway from the Lilac Circle by the Bathing Pool.