Blog (Gardens) - Cotswolds

It’s the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – and there’s nowhere better to soak up the sights, sounds and tastes of autumn than the beautiful Cotswolds countryside.

Autumn in the Cotswolds

It’s the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – and there’s nowhere better to soak up the sights, sounds and tastes of autumn than the beautiful Cotswolds countryside.  From chilly walks through our glorious woodland and arboreta to cosying up with a hot drink (or something cheeky!) enjoying fabulous Cotswolds food and drink, you’ll be spoilt for choice of ways to spend this magical time of year.  

Here in the Cotswolds we’re blessed to be home to a fantastic number of world-class gardens, bringing colour, interest and floral inspiration throughout much of the year.

Cotswold Gardens

Here in the Cotswolds we’re home to a fantastic number of world-class gardens, bringing colour, interest and floral inspiration throughout much of the year.  But it’s at the height of summer they really come into their own, providing stunning places to explore.  So grab your camera and the sun cream and make a beeline for our beautiful gardens this summer.

Cotswold Walks

Walk the Cotswolds

Did you know the Cotswolds have more than five thousand kilometres of footpaths and rights of way – as well as fabulous National Trails like the Cotswold Way and Thames Path?  With Walkers Welcome towns and villages too, is it any wonder the Cotswolds are the number one place for a walking break – whatever your age or ability?

Spring is the perfect time to unwind and relax in the beautiful Cotswolds.  Whether you just want to enjoy the picture-perfect countryside or are looking for some activities and events to keep you and the family occupied, there’s something for everyone in the Cotswolds this spring.

Spring into the Cotswolds

Spring is the perfect time to unwind and relax in the beautiful Cotswolds.  Whether you just want to enjoy the picture-perfect countryside or are looking for some activities and events to keep you and the family occupied, there’s something for everyone in the Cotswolds this spring.

Snowdrops at Painswick Rococo Gardens

Feel-good February

If spring feels like a lifetime away and you’re struggling with the winter blues, the Cotswolds has a host of wonderful things to do and see, guaranteed to bring a sunny smile to your face.  Whether it’s gorgeous food, indulgent luxury or getting out and about, there’s plenty on offer to make you feel good this February.

Sudeley Castle in the autumn

Colourful Cotswolds

With the days shortening and the first hints of autumn hues on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to plan a visit to the colourful Cotswolds.  Full to bursting with arboreta, gardens and a whole host of other colourful ideas, a weekend soaking up our natural beauty must be top your bucket list.

Rousham - just one of the glorious gardens of the Cotswolds (photo by Harpur Garden Images)

Gardens, glorious gardens!

The Cotswolds are home to a whole host of world class gardens renowned for their design, history or – in some cases their royal heritage!  They’re fabulous from the earliest spring days to late autumn and as well as the variety in style – there’s a whole range of ways getting there to soak up the sights and sounds.  And it’s in the height of summer that they really come into their own…..

Discover the glorious gardens of the Cotswolds

Gorgeous gardens of the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds boasts a whole host of world-class gardens of all shapes, designs and sizes giving you the option to enjoy one or two in a day – or stay for a week and see them all!  And it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit – there’s colour, interest and wonderful floral sights from early spring to late autumn.