Miserden is a family-run, rural estate overlooking the Golden Valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Cotswolds. The estate encompasses 850 acres of woodland, farmland and gardens providing a sanctuary for wildlife and a tranquil escape for visitors.
The Garden at Miserden, winner of the Historic Houses Garden of the Year Award 2018, is a lovely, timeless walled garden with spectacular views over a deer park and rolling Cotswold hills beyond. The garden was designed in the 17th century and still retains a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity. There are extensive yew hedges, including a notable topiary yew walk designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens who also designed a wing of Miserden Park. The Park was built in 1620 and although the house is not open to the public, it provides a wonderful backdrop to the garden especially when covered in Wisteria in the Spring.
The Garden is well known for its magnificent mixed borders, amongst the longest in private ownership. They contain a wonderful wide range of roses, clematis, shrubs and herbaceous plants that provide colour right through from spring to autumn.
Other magical features of this garden which has spanned generations include a unique Sycamore tree that has grown through a Cotswold stone wall, grass steps, an ancient mulberry tree planted in 1620 and a rill with fountain and stone summerhouse, built to commemorate the Millennium. The Garden at Miserden is a hidden gem in the very heart of the Cotswolds.
There is a nursery selling a wonderful variety of plants and a café based in a converted Edwardian glasshouse that also hosts Pop Up Restaurants in the evenings.