Experience one of the country's great gardens
Covid-19 update: The gardens, shop and café at Hidcote are open. Booking your visit is recommended to guarantee entry, particularly for weekends and bank holidays. On weekday afternoons after 14:00 you do not need to pre-book your visit.
Hidcote is an Arts and Crafts garden in the north Cotswolds, a stone’s throw from Stratford-upon-Avon. Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston its colourful and intricately designed outdoor ‘rooms’ are always full of surprises. It’s a must-see if you’re on holiday in the Cotswolds.
Explore the maze of narrow paved pathways and discover secret gardens, magnificent vistas and plants that burst with colour. Many of the plants found growing in the garden were collected from Johnston’s many plant hunting trips to far away places. It’s the perfect place if you’re in need of gardening inspiration.
Find a quiet spot and sit on one of the ornate benches and watch green woodpeckers search for their lunch or listen to the calls from the buzzards circling overhead. Time it right and you might catch a glimpse of the elusive hummingbird moth.
Meander through the intricate gardens and into the Wilderness. This secluded stretch of tall trees is just right for a picnic. Take a glimpse beyond the boundary and see the garden blend effortlessly into the countryside beyond.
The Monarch’s Way path runs close-by. Follow it for a brief time from the car park and into the chocolate-box Cotswold hamlet of Hidcote Bartrim. You’ll be treated to traditionally thatched stone cottages that were once home to Johnston’s gardeners. They’re now owned by the Trust and rented out.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult - Gift Aid||£13.00 per ticket|
|Child - Gift Aid||£6.50 per ticket|
|Family - Gift Aid||£32.50 per ticket|
Reduced prices in February, November and December
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille guide available from ticket office.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- No Dogs
- Plant Sales
- On-Site café/restaurant - Garden restaurant - licensed 1000-1700. Tea bar-light refreshments and snacks 1000-1700.
- Picnic Site
- Advance booking essential
- Contactless payment only
- One way system
- Online booking only
- Cater for groups
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Approx length of visit - 02:00
- In countryside
- Max group size - 50
- Min group size - 15
- No Smoking Attraction
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest - Arts and crafts garden created from 1907
- Outdoor Attraction
Parking & Transport
- Coach Parking
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Delta accepted
- Diners Club accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Special group rates
- Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
- Visa accepted
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
Travel & Trade
- Group discounts available
- Groups Accepted - Essential to pre-book.All groups must pre-book with the property.
|Main season (2 Mar 2021 - 27 Oct 2021)|
|Winter weekends 2021 (2 Nov 2021 - 15 Dec 2021)|
* Open daily from 2 March to 27 October - 10am to 6pm (5pm until 31 March and from 1 October).
Also open weekends in November and early December (11am to 4pm)
Nearest major road is B4632. Four miles NE of Chipping Campden; 8 miles Stratford-upon- Avon and signposted from B4632 (originally A46) Stratford/Broadway Road, close to the village of Mickleton.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Honeybourne. Call taxi company - details at station.