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   Gloucestershire Gardens 2010
   North and Central

   The National Gardens Scheme
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               “Our Roots go Deep”
                            Westonbirt Arboretum

         As the first National Estate Agents to open an office in the Cotswolds, our
         local “roots” go back some 80 years. We have been privileged to have sold
         many properties with magnificent gardens in that time and we are proud to
         support the NGS across the Country.

         “More than ever before the quality of the garden is reflected in the sale price”
         Jamie Dalrymple Hamilton, Director, Jackson-Stops & Staff

         If we can help or advise on any property related matter, entirely in confidence,
         please do not hesitate to contact one of our three local offices.

         William Leschallas MRICS                    Jamie Dalrymple Hamilton MRICS      David Froggatt MRICS
         Burford Office                              Cirencester Office                  Chipping Campden Office
         112 High Street                             Dyer Street                         Market House
         Burford OX18 4QJ                            Cirencester GL7 2PP                 Chipping Campden GL55 6AJ
         T 01993 822661                              T 01285 653334                      T 01386 840224
         E               E   E
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                                                      Extensive range
                                                    of seasonal bedding
                                                    plants, shrubs, trees,
                                                       roses, conifers,
                                                    rockery and cottage
                                                        garden plants
     ❈ One of the largest stockists of seeds & bulbs
       in the area.
     ❈ Comprehensive range of gardening products,
       specialist composts & decorative gravels.
     ❈ Wide choice of stoneware, terracotta & glazed
     ❈ New specialist wildlife area.
     ❈ Great selection of houseplants, food, gifts,
       books, toiletries, candles & greeting cards.

            Toddington, Nr. Winchcombe,
            Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 5DT.
              (01242) 621314
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                                           North and Central
                                                County Organiser
                 Norman Jeffery, 28 Shrivenham Road, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7BZ, 01793 762805,
                                                County Treasurer
           Graham Baber, 11 Corinium Gate, Cirencester GL7 2PX, 01285 650961,
                                               Booklet Coordinator
                                                     Position vacant
                                          Assistant County Organisers
              Barbara Adams, Warners Court, Charfield, Wotton under Edge GL12 8TG, 01454 261078,
       Pamela Buckland, Meadow Cottage, 59 Coalway Road, Coalway, Coleford GL16 7HL, 01594 833444
       Trish Jeffery, 28 Shrivenham Road, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7BZ, 01793 762805,
               Valerie Kent, 9 Acer Close. Bradwell Grove, Nr Burford, Oxon OX18 4XE, 01993 823294
      Shirley & Gordon Sills, Barn House, Sandywell Park, Whittington, Cheltenham GL54 4HF, 01242 820606,
              Pat Willey, Orchard Cottage, Lynch Road, France Lynch, Stroud GL6 8LP, 01453 883736,
     Symbols at the end of each garden entry indicate features and items of special interest at the garden.

     j      The number shown by each garden entry refers to that garden’s position on the county map.
     c      Garden opening this year for the first time or reopening after a long break or under new ownership.
     ◆      Denotes a garden which is open to the public on a regular basis. Gardens which carry this symbol
            contribute to The NGS either by opening on a specific day or days, and/or by giving a guaranteed
            contribution to the Scheme.
     ~      Wheelchair access to at least the main features of the garden. Often disabled parking is available
            close to, or in the owner’s driveway.
     #      No dogs except guide dogs. Where dogs are allowed they must be on short leads.
     g      Plants usually for sale, often propagated by the garden owners. If proceeds go elsewhere this is
            shown at the garden opening.
     d      Garden that holds a NCCPG National Plant Collection.
     `      Gardens that offer accommodation. For a detailed listing see the Accommodation index in The
            Yellow Book 2010 or visit
     €      Refreshments are available, normally at a charge. Detailed information is given in the garden’s
            entry. Wine is often available at Evening Openings. If proceeds go elsewhere this is shown at the
            garden opening.
     ¬      Gardens showing this symbol welcome visitors by prior arrangement. They are listed at the start of
            each county or area section. Some can accommodate clubs, some only small parties and some
            have limited parking. Please telephone, email or write to make an appointment.
            Coach Parties Please contact the garden direct to make arrangements.
            Children Children must be accompanied by an adult.
            Toilets Toilets are not usually available at private garden.
            Photographs Where taken at a garden opening, photographs must not be used for sale or
            reproduction without prior permission of the owner.
            Share to If ‘share to’ is shown in a garden text, it indicates that a proportion of the money
            collected will be given to the nominated charity.
            Group Opening A group of gardens opening together on the same day or days – a great
            afternoon out!
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     From the County Organiser

     I am delighted to report that 2009 was another very successful year for the
     ngs in Gloucestershire with some £100,000 being raised for the charities
     which the ngs supports and those nominated by individual garden owners.
     Our thanks must go to all garden owners who make their wonderful
     gardens available for the public to visit. I also very much hope that those
     who took the opportunity enjoyed their visits and that our unpredictable
     weather was kind to them.
         We now look forward to 2010 and although some long standing gardens
     are no longer able to open for us I am delighted to say our visitors will have
     the opportunity to explore a number of new gardens, as well some old ones
     rejoining the scheme.
         We have two changes to the voluntary team in 2010 with the departure
     of Stella Martin and John Sidwell. Stella has been a stalwart of the
     Gloucestershire team for many years including eleven as County Organiser.
     Stella has decided to take a well earned rest and on behalf of everyone
     involved with the ngs we thank her for her significant contribution. We are
     delighted to welcome Pat Willey as Stella’s successor as Assistant County
     Organiser. John Sidwell has done an outstanding job over the last two years
     as Booklet Co-ordinator, instilling a much more commercial approach to its
     production and we thank him for all that he has done as he moves on to
     pastures new. At the time of writing we are still looking for a successor to
     John so if there is someone who would be interested in a most rewarding
     and interesting role please contact me to discuss what is involved.
         It just remains for me to wish both garden owners and our visitors a very
     enjoyable and successful gardening year in 2010.
     Norman Jeffery
     County Organiser
     Cover Garden: Hemerocallis ‘Flasher’, one of over 400 varieties of daylilies at
                   25 Bowling Green Road
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                                          Opening Dates

     January                              MONDAY 26                            Sanywell Barn House
                                          The Old Rectory, Duntisbourne Rous   Westonbirt School Gardens
     SUNDAY 31                                                                 MONDAY 31
     Home Farm                            May
                                                                               Berrys Place Farm
     February                             SATURDAY 1                           Charfield Village Gardens
                                          Bell Gardens                         Hookshouse Pottery
     Open daily Sun 14 to 28                                                   Pemberley Lodge
                                          SUNDAY 2
     Kempsford Manor                                                           Sanywell Barn House
                                          Eastcombe, Bussage and Brownshill
     SUNDAY 7                                Gardens                           Westonbirt School Gardens
     Trench Hill                          Grange Farm                          June
                                          Humphreys End House
     SUNDAY 14                                                                 TUESDAY 1
     Home Farm                                                                 Hookshouse Pottery
                                          South Lodge
     Trench Hill
                                          Willow Lodge                         WEDNESDAY 2
     MONDAY 15                                                                 Hookshouse Pottery
                                          MONDAY 3
     The Old Rectory, Duntisbourne Rous                                        Lower Farm House
                                          Eastcombe, Bussage and Brownshill
     SUNDAY 28                               Gardens                           Trench Hill
     Edward Jenner Museum                 Willow Lodge                         THURSDAY 3
                                          WEDNESDAY 5                          Hookshouse Pottery
                                          Lydney Park Spring Garden            FRIDAY 4
     SUNDAY 14                                                                 Hookshouse Pottery
     Green Cottage                        SUNDAY 9
     Home Farm                            Cerney House Gardens                 SATURDAY 5
                                          Highnam Court                        Hookshouse Pottery
     SUNDAY 21                            Priors Mesne
     Green Cottage                                                             SUNDAY 6
     Kempsford Manor                      SUNDAY 16                            Campden House
     Pear Tree Cottage                    Blockley Gardens                     Green Cottage
                                          Green Cottage                        Highnam Court
     April                                Hodges Barn                          Holcombe Glen Cottage
                                          Kempsford Manor                      Hookshouse Pottery
     SUNDAY 4                             Meadow Cottage                       Stanway Fountain & Water Garden
     Beverston Castle                     Pear Tree Cottage
     Highnam Court                                                             WEDNESDAY 9
                                          Priors Mesne                         Trench Hill
     Trench Hill                          Stowell Park
     MONDAY 5                                                                  SATURDAY 12
                                          MONDAY 17                            Atcombe Court
     Beverston Castle                     Hodges Barn
     Trench Hill                                                               Longhope Gardens
                                          MONDAY 19                            SUNDAY 13
     SUNDAY 11                            Kiftsgate Court                      Blockley Gardens
                                          SUNDAY 23                            Green Cottage
     Home Farm
                                          Green Cottage                        Humphreys End House
     Misarden Park
                                          South Lodge                          Hunts Court
     The Old Chequer
                                                                               Longhope Gardens
     South Lodge                          WEDNESDAY 26                         Pear Tree Cottage
     WEDNESDAY 14                         Lower Farm House                     Ramblers
     Lydney Park Spring Garden            SATURDAY 29                          Sanywell Barn House
     SUNDAY 18                            Berrys Place Farm                    WEDNESDAY 16
     Meadow Cottage                       Hookshouse Pottery                   France Lynch Gardens
     Pear Tree Cottage                    Longhope Gardens                     Trench Hill
     Stanway Fountain & Water Garden      SUNDAY 30                            FRIDAY 18
     Stone House                          Berrys Place Farm                    Valley View
     MONDAY 19                            Brockworth Court
                                                                               SATURDAY 19
     Kiftsgate Court                      Charfield Village Gardens
                                                                               Bell Gardens
                                          Green Cottage                        Cotswold Farm
     SUNDAY 25                            Hookshouse Pottery
     Home Farm                                                                 Valley View
                                          Longhope Gardens
     Kempsford Manor                      9 Merevale Road
     Mill Dene Garden                     Pemberley Lodge

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     June                                 MONDAY 5                               SUNDAY 27
                                          25 Bowling Green Road                  Edward Jenner Museum
     SUNDAY 20
     Brockworth Court                     SUNDAY 11                              Gardens open to the
     Cotswold Farm                        25 Bowling Green Road
     Delves Cottage
                                          MONDAY 12
     Green Cottage                        25 Bowling Green Road                  Cerney House Gardens
     Hunts Court                          The Old Rectory, Duntisbourne Rous     Edward Jenner Museum
     Kemble Mill                                                                 Herbs for Healing
     Misarden Park                        SATURDAY 17                            Hidcote Manor Garden
     Paulmead                             Hidcote Manor Garden                   Hunts Court
     Quenington Gardens                   SUNDAY 18                              Kempsford Manor
     South Lodge                          25 Bowling Green Road                  Kiftsgate Court
     Stanton Gardens                      Trench Hill                            Lydney Park Spring Garden
     Stowell Park                                                                The Matara Garden
     Wells Cottage                        MONDAY 19                              Mill Dene Garden
                                          25 Bowling Green Road                  Misarden Park
     Eyford House                         WEDNESDAY 23                           Painswick Rococo Garden
     Rockcliffe                           Snowshill Manor & Garden               Sezincote
     Snowshill Manor & Garden                                                    Snowshill Manor & Garden
     Trench Hill
                                          August                                 Stanway Fountain & Water Garden
                                                                                 Stone House
     SATURDAY 26                          Open daily Sun 8 to 22
                                                                                 Sudeley Castle Gardens & Exhibitions
                                          Kempsford Manor
     Berrys Place Farm                                                           Westbury Court Garden
     SUNDAY 27                            SUNDAY 1                               Westonbirt School Gardens
                                          Barrington Downs & 1 Drive Cottage
     Berrys Place Farm
     25 Bowling Green Road
                                          19 Glen Park Crescent                  By appointment only
                                          Highnam Court
     Delves Cottage                                                              Alderley Grange
     Green Cottage                        SUNDAY 15                              Hillesley House
     Icomb Place                          Bourton House Garden                   Pigeon House
     The Matara Garden
                                          MONDAY 16
     Moor Wood
                                          Kiftsgate Court
                                                                                 Also open by
     Temple Guiting Manor
     MONDAY 28
                                          SUNDAY 22                              Appointment            ¬
                                          Barnsley House                         Berrys Place Farm
     Berrys Place Farm                    Herbs for Healing
     25 Bowling Green Road                                                       Beverston Castle
                                          SUNDAY 29                              25 Bowling Green Road
     TUESDAY 29                           Trench Hill                            Breenes
     Berrys Place Farm                                                           Cotswold Farm
     WEDNESDAY 30                         September                              3 Church Road, Longhope Gardens
     Trench Hill                                                                 Court Leet, Longhope Gardens
                                          SUNDAY 5                               Delves Cottage
                                          Highnam Court
     July                                 Hunts Court
                                                                                 Dundry Lodge, France Lynch
     THURSDAY 1                           SUNDAY 12                              Grange Farm
     Berrys Place Farm                    Hunts Court                            Home Farm
     FRIDAY 2                             Trench Hill                            Humphreys End House
     Berrys Place Farm                    Westbury Court Garden                  Longhope Gardens
                                          Wyck Rissington Gardens                Meadow Cottage
     SATURDAY 3                                                                  Moor Wood
     Berrys Place Farm                    October                                The Old Chequer
     SUNDAY 4                                                                    The Old Rectory, Duntisbourne Rous
                                          FRIDAY 15
     Barnsley House                                                              Pear Tree Cottage
                                          Sudeley Castle Gardens & Exhibitions
     Berrys Place Farm                                                           Pemberley Lodge
     25 Bowling Green Road                January 2011                           Ramblers
     Herbs for Healing                                                           Sanywell Barn House
     Highnam Court
                                          SUNDAY 30                              South Lodge
                                          Home Farm                              Springfield House, Longhope
     Whatley Manor                                                                  Gardens
                                          February 2011                          Stone House
                                          SUNDAY 13                              Trench Hill
     Look out for the gardens             Home Farm                              Valley View
     with the      ¬
                  – call to               Trench Hill
                                          SUNDAY 20
                                                                                 Waterside Cottage, Blockley Gardens
                                                                                 Willow Lodge
     arrange a visit to suit you          Trench Hill

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                                                     The Gardens

                                                                      ATCOMBE COURT
                                                                      South Woodchester GL5 5ER. John & Josephine
                                                                      Peach. 2m S of Stroud. take turning off A46 signed South
                                                                      Woodchester, Frogmarsh Mill (NOT turning signed South
     Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1EN. Mr R Scully. 1m W of
                                                                      Woodchester, The Ram). Home-made teas. Adm £3.50,
     Stow-on-the-Wold. On B4068 nr Lower Swell or B4077
                                                                      chd free. Sat 12 June (2-6).
     nr Upper Swell. Home-made teas. Adm £4, chd free.
                                                                      12-acre grounds around C17 house (not open) with later
     Sun 11 Apr (1.30-6).
                                                                      Regency front. Delightful views over valley with lakes,
     Massed plantings of spring bulbs, heathers, flowering
                                                                      mature trees and paddocks. Terraced herbaceous
     shrubs and rhododendrons in dramatic, landscaped
                                                                      borders, lawns, extensive shrubberies, cutting garden
     hillside stream gardens; fine herbaceous planting in
                                                                      mostly annuals. Long peony border. Woodland walk
     elegant formal gardens with lily pond, terraced lawn and
                                                                      through beechwood.
     fountain created by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Featured in
     ‘Country Life’ & ‘The Garden’.                                   fb

                                                                      BARNSLEY HOUSE
                                                                      Cirencester GL7 5EE. Mrs Karen Keal, Contact 01285
                                                                      740000, 4m NE of
                                                                      Cirencester. From Cirencester, take B4425 to Barnsley.
                                                                      House entrance on R as you enter village. Home-made
                                                                      teas & refreshments at Barnsley House & village PH. Adm
                                                                      £5, chd £2.50. Sun 4 July; Sun 22 Aug (12.30-5).
     Alderley GL12 7QT. The Hon Mrs Acloque, 01453
                                                                      Beautiful Barnsley House Garden created by Rosemary
     842161. 2m S of Wotton-under-Edge. Turn NW off A46
                                                                      Verey is one of England’s finest and most famous gardens
     Bath to Stroud rd, at Dunkirk. L signed Hawkesbury
                                                                      incl knot garden, potager garden, mixed borders in
     Upton & Hillesley. In Hillesley follow sign to Alderley. Light
                                                                      Rosemary Verey’s successional planting style.
     refreshments & teas if requested in advance. Adm £3.50,
                                                                      The House also has an extensive kitchen garden which
     chd free. Visitors welcome by appt June only.
                                                                      will be open with plants and vegetables available for
     Walled garden with fine trees, old fashioned roses; herb
     gardens and aromatic plants.
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                                                                  Group opening
                                                                  BELL GARDENS
                                                                  Brimscombe Hill, Burleigh GL5 2PU. 3m E of Stroud.
     Group opening                                                Off A419. Turn S up Brimscombe Hill signed Burleigh and
                                                                  Minchinhampton. Parking on common. Home-made teas
     BARRINGTON DOWNS & 1 DRIVE COTTAGE                           at Bell Cottage. Combined adm £2.50, chd free. Sats
     Aldsworth, nr Burford GL54 3PT. 4m W of Burford. 2m          1 May; 19 June (2-6).
     E of Aldsworth. Entrance by farm drive off the B4425
                                                                     THE BELL
     Burford to Cirencester rd. Home-made teas. Adm £3,
                                                                     Jayne Morriss
     chd free. Sun 1 Aug (2-5.30).
                                                                     BELL COTTAGE
                                                                     Molly Stewart
        Sir Jeremy & Lady Morse
                                                                  Two lovely gardens in this beautiful Cotswold village. The
                                                                  Bell: Chelsea medal winner flower arranger’s garden.
        Mrs & Miss Walton
                                                                  Terraced on several levels with many different areas incl
     Enjoy two delightful and complementary gardens in a          herbaceous and shrub borders, slate area and a hosta
     beautiful rural location. Barrington Downs is a charming     collection in pots. Many steps and winding bark paths.
     garden surrounded by farmland with a wide selection of       Bell Cottage: Cottage garden with sundeck, great for
     herbaceous plants and shrubs and borders designed to         enjoying tea, cake and the view! Productive raised beds
     look at their best July to Aug. Vegetable and herb garden.   for organic vegetables. Planted containers for summer
     Sculpture by William Pye. Children’s play area. 1 Drive      interest. Featured in ‘Cotswold Life’ & ‘Cheltenham Echo’.
     Cottages is a perfect example of a beautifully renovated     Not suitable for those with walking difficulties. Small
     cottage garden.                                              children must be closely supervised.
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     Churcham GL2 8AS. Anne Thomas, 01452 750298, 6m W of Gloucester. A40
     towards Ross. Turning R into Bulley Lane at Birdwood.
     Home-made & cream teas. Adm £3, chd free (share to
     Air Ambulance & The Forge). Sat 29 May to BH Mon             BEVERSTON CASTLE
     31 May incl; Sat 26 June to Tue 29 June incl; Thur           nr Tetbury GL8 8TU. Mrs A L Rook, 01666 502219,
     1 July to Sun 4 July incl; (11-7). Visitors also welcome 2m W of Tetbury. On A4135
     by appt June & July only. Coaches permitted. Max             to Dursley between Tetbury & Calcot Xrds. Home-made
     15 visitors. Larger groups not for NGS.                      teas. Adm £3.50, chd under 14 free, seniors £2.50.
     Country garden, approx 1 acre, surrounded by farmland        Sun 4, BH Mon 5 Apr (2.30-5). Visitors also welcome
     and old orcharding. Lawns and mixed herbaceous               by appt.
     borders with some old roses. Formal kitchen garden and       Overlooked by romantic C12-C17 castle ruin (not open),
     rose arbour leading to lake and summerhouse with a           overflowingly planted paved terrace leads from C18 house
     variety of water lilies and carp. All shared with peacocks   (not open) across moat to sloping lawn with spring bulbs
     and ducks. Featured on Radio Gloucestershire ‘Secret         in abundance, and full herbaceous and shrub borders.
     Gardens’.                                                    Large walled kitchen garden and greenhouses, orchids.
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      Further copies of this booklet
      Further copies of this booklet can be obtained from garden centers, bookshops, libraries
      and tourist information centers

      Booklets for the surrounding Counties
      To receive booklets for our adjourning counties please send a SAE A5 envelope

      County                     Contact              Address
      Somerset & Bristol         Jean Damey           2, Hawburn Close, Brislington, Bristol BS4 2PB
      Glamorgan / Gwent          Joanna Kerr          Glebe House, Llanvair, Kilgeddin, Abergavenny NP7 9BE
      Hereford                   Chris Meakins        Yew Tree Cottage, Huntingdon, Kington HR5 3PF
      Oxford                     Catherine Pinney     Pond House, Pyrton, Watlington OX49 5AP
      Powys                      Shan Egerton         Pen-y-Maes, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5PP
      Warwickshire               Julia Sewell         Dinsdale House, Balwins Lane, Upper Tysoe, Warwick
                                                      CV35 0TX
      Wiltshire                  Sean Magee           Byams House, Willesley, Tetbury GL8 8QU
      Worcestershire             Alan Nokes           24 Braces Lane, Marlbrook, Bromsgrove B60 1DY

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                                                      Specialist grower
                                                          of quality,
                                                      seasonal bedding
                                                         and cottage
      ✾   Wide selection of seasonal bedding
                                                        garden plants
          plants, shrubs, trees, roses, rockery and
          cottage garden plants.
      ✾   Beautiful hanging baskets. Refill service
      ✾   We can help you with “grow your own”
      ✾   Specialist composts, decorative gravels
          & products for all your gardening needs.
      ✾   Great range of terracotta & glazed pots.

      Gretton Road, Gotherington, Cheltenham
        Glos. GL52 9QY. Tel (01242) 67 67 22
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     Group opening                                                  THE OLD CHEQUER
                                                                    Mr & Mrs Linley
     BLOCKLEY GARDENS                                               (See separate entry)
     Blockley GL56 9DB. 3m NW of Moreton-in-Marsh. Take
     A44 either from Moreton or Broadway and follow signs to        THE OLD SILK MILL
     Blockley. Parking and combined entry tickets available at      Mr & Mrs A Goodrick-Clarke
     St George’s Hall. Home-made teas at The Old Silk Mill          Not open Sun 13 June.
     16 May; The Manor House 13 June. Combined adm £6,              PEAR TREES
     chd free (share to Lady Northwich Homes (16 May) &             Mrs J Beckwith.
     Help for Heroes (13 June)). Suns 16 May; 13 June               Enter from Landgate Lane (not marked) at garage on R
     (2-6) Please note not all gardens are open on both
     dates.                                                         c RODNEYS
                                                                    St George’s Terrace. Duncan & Amelia Stewart
        4 THE CLEMENTINES                                           Not open Sun 16 May.
        Kathy Illingworth
        Not open Sun 13 June.                                       WATERSIDE COTTAGE
                                                                    Patricia Milligan-Baldwin
        COLEBROOK HOUSE                                             Not open Sun 16 May. Visitors also welcome by
        Lower Street.                                               appt.
        Not open Sun 26 April.                                      01386 700364
        3 THE DELL                                        
        Ms E Powell                                              This popular hillside village has a great variety of high
        Not open Sun 16 May.                                     quality gardens, both large and small. Some are old-
        4 THE DELL                                               established gardens incl those with millponds attached to
        Viola & Bernard Stubbs                                   fomer water mills. Some have been established more
        Not open Sun 16 May.                                     recently with some bordering Blockley Brook, an attractive
        GRANGE COTTAGE                                           stream, which flows the length of the village. All gardens
        Mill Lane. Eve & Craig Barnard                           are well stocked, most having a large variety of plants,
        Not open Sun 13 June.                                    while a few are blessed with wonderful views. Small
                                                                 children are welcome but many gardens require close
        HOLLYROSE HOUSE                                          supervision. Some walking necessary in this fairly large
        3 The Clementines. Mr & Mrs Peter Saunders               village. Free bus service will hopefully be available. Some
        Not open Sun 13 June.                                    gardens not safe for small children. Some gardens on
        MALVERN MILL                                             several levels.
        Mr & Mrs J Bourne                                        fgb
        George & Zoe Thompson
        MILL DENE                                                BOURTON HOUSE GARDEN
        School Lane. Mr & Mrs B S Dare                           see Stop Press on page 60
        (See separate entry)

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     Cirencester GL7 2HD. Fr John & Susan Beck, 01285
     653778, On NW edge of
     Cirencester. Take A435 to Spitalgate/Whiteway T-lights,
     turn into The Whiteway (Chedworth turn) then 1st L into       BROCKWORTH COURT
     Bowling Green Rd. Please respect neighbours’ driveways,       Brockworth GL3 4QU. Mr & Mrs Tim Wiltshire. 6m E of
     no pavement parking. Adm £2.50, chd free. Suns                Gloucester; 6m W of Cheltenham. From A46 Stroud/
     27 June; 4, 11, 18 July (2-5); Mons 28 June; 5, 12,           Cheltenham off A417 turn into Mill Lane. At T-junction turn
     19 July (11-4). Visitors also welcome by appt end             R, L, R. Garden next to St George’s Church - Court Rd.
     June to end July. Groups welcome.                             From Ermin Rd, follow signs to Churchdown and church.
     Friendly frogs and graceful giraffe invite you to take time   Home-made teas. Adm £4, chd free. Suns 30 May;
     out to meander amidst pergolas, paths, pools and pots.        20 June (2-5).
     Muse on myriads (400+) of delightful, daring and different    Historic manor house (not open) once belonged to
     daylilies inc Blushing Jellyfish and Droopy Drawers, all      Llanthony Priory. CPRE award-winning restored C13 tithe
     vying for space with countless curvaceous clematis,           barn. Garden has undergone much restoration work in
     romantic roses, glorious grasses, hopeful hostas,             recent yrs. Dew pond with Monet bridge leading to island
     priceless perennials and sylph-like lawns.                    summerhouse, carp and water lilies. Mostly farmhouse
                                                                   style planting. Organic kitchen garden. Views of Coopers
     g¬                                                            and Crickley Hills. Arts & crafts gallery. Jet Age Museum.

      c BREENES
      Napping Lane, Longhope GL17 0QH. Ann & James
      Steed, 01452 831286,
      1/2 way between Gloucester & Ross-on-Wye. 1st
      turning L after school. Napping Lane up rd 200yds.
      House at bottom of Napping Lane. Home-made teas.             CAMPDEN HOUSE
      Adm £3, chd free. Sats 29 May; 12 June; Suns                 Chipping Campden GL55 6UP. The Hon Philip & Mrs
      30 May; 13 June (2-6). as part of Longhope                   Smith. 1/2 m SW of Chipping Campden. Entrance on
      Gardens. Visitors also welcome by appt from                  Chipping Campden to Weston Subedge rd, approx 1/4 m
      29 May.                                                      SW of Campden, 11/4 m drive. Home-made teas. Adm
      RHS Gold Medal winners’ own private garden set in            £4, chd free. Sun 6 June (2-6).
      1/3 acre with valley views, dramatic planting, interesting   2 acres featuring mixed borders of plant and colour
      level changes throughout, parterre garden, vegetable         interest around house and C17 tithe barn (neither open).
      garden and many places to sit, relax and enjoy a cup         Set in fine parkland in hidden valley with lakes and ponds.
      of tea and slice of cake. Plenty of yr-round interest.       Woodland walk, vegetable garden. Gravel paths, some
      Photography & plants for sale.                               steep slopes.

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                                                       Pershore College
      Discover the Cotswolds is a family run
      business based in Chipping Campden.              We sell college produced, trees,
      All our lovely properties are ideal from
      which to explore this gorgeous region
                                                        shrubs, herbaceous, bedding
      and within easy driving to Stratford on           plants, apple juice and Cider.
           Avon, Cheltenham and Oxford.                  Pots and garden sundries.
          Wonderful restaurants, beautiful
      gardens and interesting smaller shops               Open Daily 9 – 5 Mon – Sat
                     await you.                        10.30 - 4.30 Sundays (4pm Winter)
                                                            Telephone 01386 551149
          For one of our pretty colour
      brochures call 01386 841441 or visit                One mile out of Pershore on                                 the B4084
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                                                                Group opening
                                                                c CHARFIELD VILLAGE GARDENS
                                                                Charfield GL12 8TG. 3m S of Wotton-under-Edge on
                                                                B4058. Combined adm £6, chd free. Sun 30, BH
                                                                Mon 31 May (12-5).
                                                                c MERLINE HOUSE
                                                                1a Horsefield Road. Mrs Pauline Scull
                                                                PEMBERLEY LODGE
                                                                Churchend Lane. Mrs Y Andrewartha
                                                                (See separate entry)
                                                                c 10 STATION ROAD
                                                                Mrs Sue Laing
                                                                c THE URN COTTAGE
                                                                19 Station Road. Mr Alan Rosser
                                                                c WARNERS COURT
                                                                Wotton Rd. Mr & Mrs M Adams
                                                                c 86 WOTTON ROAD
                                                                Wotton Road. Sid & Hilda Swadling
     North Cerney GL7 7BX. Sir Michael & Lady Angus. 4m         Six totally different but delightful gardens will be
     NW of Cirencester. On A435 Cheltenham rd. Turn L opp       opening together for the first time in 2010 giving
     Bathurst Arms, past church up hill, pillared gates on R.   visitors a wonderful opportunity to see lots of gardens
     Adm £4, chd £1. Please call or see website for further     in just one afternoon. The gardens range from small
     details. For NGS: Sun 9 May (12-5).                        plot to a more spacious garden of over 1 acre, from a
     Romantic walled garden filled with old-fashioned roses     low (lower!) maintenance garden to those that reflect
     and herbaceous borders. Working kitchen garden,            their owners’ dedication and all time-consuming
     scented garden, well-labelled herb garden, Who’s Who       passion for their garden. There are shrubberies, mixed
     beds and genera borders. Spring bulbs in abundance all     borders, topiary, streams, views, rockeries and a roof
     around the wooded grounds. Bothy pottery. Now open         garden to see. Nearby attractions incl Pan-Global
     from Jan for snowdrops and hellebores. Height of Tulip     Plants, Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands and Berkeley
     Festival at NGS open day.                                  Castle. Wheelchair access available at The Urn
                                                                Cottage, Warners Court and 86 Wotton Road only.
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                                                                     DELVES COTTAGE
                                                                     Wigpool, Mitcheldean GL17 0JN. David & Hazel
                                                                     Ballard, 01594 543288,
                                                                     11/2 m NW of Mitcheldean. From Mitcheldean turn L by
                                                                     church into Mill End. 1/2 m up hill turn R signed Wigpool.
                                                                     After 1/2 m take 1st L. Follow NGS signs. Home-made
                                                                     teas. Adm £3, chd free. Sun 20, 27 June (12-5).
                                                                     Visitors also welcome by appt.
                                                                     1 acre of woodland tranquillity. Mature trees and shrubs
                                                                     give a backdrop of colour and texture to large mixed
                                                                     borders of smaller shrubs and perennials incl many hardy
                                                                     geraniums. New ponds with developing bog areas and
                                                                     marginal planting, deck, boardwalk and garden room.
                                                                     View the garden from the owl seat. Featured in
                                                                     ‘Gloucester Citizen’, ‘Cheltenham Echo’ & on Radio

     nr Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester GL7 7JS.
     Mrs Mark Birchall, 01285 821857, 5m NW of
     Cirencester. Off the old A417. From Cirencester turn L
     signed Duntisbourne Abbots Services, then immed R & R
     again into underpass. Private drive straight ahead. From
     Gloucester turn L signed Duntisbourne Abbots Services.
     Pass services; private drive on L. Lunches & Home-made
     teas by WI. Adm £5, chd free (share to A Rocha). Sat
     19, Sun 20 June (12-5). Visitors also welcome by appt.
     Cotswold garden in lovely position overlooking quiet valley
     on different levels with terrace designed by Norman
     Jewson in 1938; shrubs and trees, mixed borders
     undergoing redesign, snowdrops, alpine border, shrub
     roses and ‘bog garden’. Croquet and toys for children on
     lawn. Walled kitchen garden now allotments. Family day
     out. Wildlife trail, quiz, pond dipping, bring picnic. Native
     orchids, 100s wild flower species, Roman snails etc. Glos
     Wildlife Trust and other groups.

                                                      New Gardens
     This year we are delighted to welcome
     some new gardens to the Gloucestershire                         There are also a number of new gardens
     ngs scheme.                                                     opening in existing Group gardens.

     9 Merevale Road, Gloucester, GL2 0QX                            Opening for the ngs again after a short
     Valley View, Lydney, GL15 4NU                                   break are:
     19 Glen Park Crescent,Kingscourt,
         GL5 5DT                                                     Barrington Downs and Drives Cottage
     Breenes, Longhope, GL17 0QH                                     Willow Lodge
     Edward Jenner Museum, Berkley,                                  France Lynch village gardens
         GL13 9BN                                                    Barnsley House
     Charfield Village Group
     Wyck Rissington Gardens

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     Group opening
     GARDENS                                                       Church Lane, Berkeley GL13 9BN,
     Eastcombe GL6 7DS. 3m E of Stroud. 2m N of A419      Midway between Bristol
     Stroud to Cirencester rd on turning signed to Bisley &        and Gloucester just off A38. Follow signs to Berkeley,
     Eastcombe. Home-made teas & refreshments at                   then brown tourist signs to Jenner Museum. Adm
     Eastcombe Village Hall. Combined adm £5, chd free             £2.50, chd free. For NGS: Sun 28 Feb (11-4) Sun
     (share to local charities). Sun 2, Mon 3 May (2-6).           27 Feb 2011 (11-4).
        BYWAYS                                                     Informal woodland garden at the former home of Dr
        6 Velhurst Drive, Brownshill. Joy Elias                    Edward Jenner. Snowdrops and wild garlic guide you
                                                                   around the garden past Saxon archaeological dig, to
        HAMPTON VIEW                                               the temple of Vallinia, past the 200yr old plane tree
        The Ridge, Bussage. Geraldine & Mike Carter                and into the vinery where Jenner’s vine from Hampton
        1 HIDCOTE CLOSE                                            Court Palace grows. Temple of Vallinia will display
        Eastcombe. Mr & Mrs J Southall                             information. Saxon remains in garden explained.
                                                                   Exhibition in the Old Cyder House. Limited wheelchair
        12 HIDCOTE CLOSE                                           access with gravel paths around garden. Toilets may
        Eastcombe. Mr & Mrs K Walker                               not be suitable for some wheelchairs.
        HIGHLANDS                                                  eb
        Dr Crouch’s Road, Eastcombe. Helen Wallis
        HOLT END
        Bussage. Maurice & Jackie Rutter
        1 THE LAURELS
        The Street, Eastcombe. Andrew & Ruth Fraser
        Bussage. Helen & Peter Walker
        Wells Rd, Eastcombe. Derek & Felicity Halsey
        The Street, Eastcombe. Mrs Juliet Shipman
        c 23 SIBREE CLOSE
        Bussage. Mr & Mrs A Dendy
        c YEW TREE COTTAGE                                        EYFORD HOUSE
        Bussage Hill. Andy & Sue Green                            Upper Slaughter, nr. Cheltenham GL54 2JN. Mrs C A
     A group of gardens, large and small, set in a picturesque    Heber-Percy. Stone Lodge on R, with white iron gates &
     hilltop location. Some approachable only by foot.            cattle grid. Adm £4, chd free. Wed 23 June (10-6). Also
     (Exhibitions may be on view in village hall). Please park    open with Rockliffe.
     considerately in villages. Plant Heritage (Gloucester        11/2 -acre sloping N facing garden, ornamental shrubs and
     branch) plant sale in Eastcombe village hall car park.       trees. Laid out originally by Graham Stuart Thomas, 1976.
     Wheelchair access at 12 Hidcote Close and 23 Sibree          West garden and terrace, red border, walled kitchen
     Close only.                                                  garden, two lakes with pleasant walks and views (boots
                                                                  needed). Holy well.
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             support for carers with over 25 years of experience and
        consistently high service quality ratings. There are three schemes
         in Gloucestershire offering a range of services including respite
          care; personal care; palliative care; assistance with transport;
          shopping service; day care; social events and outings; waking
         night service; complementary therapies; managing finances and
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           Some of our services are offered free of charge and we also
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                              individual budgets.

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               E-mail:                                                               stroud&gloucester
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                                                                    c 19 GLEN PARK CRESCENT
                                                                    19 Glen Park Crescent, Kingscourt, Stroud
                                                                    GL5 5DT. Lyn & Kevin Forster. 1m S of Stroud. A46
                                                                    from Stroud, turn L up Rodborough Hill. After cattle
                                                                    grid turn R into Tabernacle Walk. Parking at
                                                                    Tabernacle Church. 10 min walk to garden (first 200m
                                                                    steep slope). Home-made teas at Tabernacle Church.
                                                                    Adm £3, chd free. Sun 1 Aug (2-5).
                                                                    Steeply sloping garden with some steps. Colour
                                                                    themed borders created by owners, incl tropical
                                                                    planting, hornbeam walk and planted containers. Lots
                                                                    of seating areas to take in the breathtaking views.
                                                                    Even relax in the ‘boat’ and view the Severn.
     Group opening
      France Lynch, Nr Stroud GL6 8LP. 5m E of Stroud.
      Turn off A419 at Chalford signed Chalford Hill. Follow
      signs to France Lynch. Home-made teas at Orchard
      Cottage. Combined adm £4, chd free. Wed 16 June
      Brantwood Road. Tessa & Trevor Wood
      David & Stella Martin
      Visitors also welcome by appt May-July.
      01453 883419
      5 Turmyes Road. Mr & Mrs Malcolm Heath
                                                                  GRANGE FARM
      c ORCHARD COTTAGE a                                         Evenlode, nr Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0NT. Lady Aird,
      Lynch Road. Pat Willey
                                                                  01608 650607, 3m N of Stow-on-the-
      c WOODLANDS HOUSE                                           Wold. E of A429 Fosseway & 11/2 m from Broadwell.
      Pete Woodley & Hilary Burgess                               Home-made teas & light refreshments. Adm £3, chd free.
                                                                  Sun 2 May (10-5). Visitors also welcome by appt May
      Beautiful hillside village of old cottages and pretty
                                                                  to July. Coaches permitted.
      lanes. Wonderful views across the valley. Small,
                                                                  Roses, clematis and wisteria cover the C17 house.
      medium and large selection of gardens, offering just
                                                                  Herbaceous borders brim with colourful planting and
      about everything a garden lover could desire from
                                                                  glorious tulips flower in May. The heart of the garden is the
      vegetable and herb gardens to woodland and a
                                                                  orchard where the ancient apple trees spread over tulips,
      garden that has evolved over the past 40yrs.
                                                                  fritillary and narcissi. The water garden, bordered with
      Wheelchair access at all gardens except Dundry
                                                                  primula, hostas and iris adds to the tranquillity. Interesting
                                                                  topiary, sunken garden, yew circle and vegetable garden.
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     Watery Lane, Lydney GL15 6BS. Mr & Mrs F Baber, 1/4 m SW of Lydney.
     Approaching Lydney from Gloucester, keep to A48
     through Lydney town. Leaving Lydney turn R into Watery
     Lane at de-limit sign. From Chepstow take A48 approx
     8m. Through Aylburton village, forward at traffic island,
     Watery Lane 2nd L. Home-made teas (Suns May & June            ◆ HIDCOTE MANOR GARDEN
     only). Adm £3, chd free. Suns 14, 21 Mar (1-4); Suns          Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden, nr Mickleton
     16 May to 27 June (2-5).                                      GL55 6LR. The National Trust, 01386 438333,
     11/2 -acre country garden planted for seasonal interest and 4m NE of Chipping
     wildlife. Mature trees, stream, duckpond and bog garden.      Campden. Off B4081, close to the village of Mickleton.
     Developing woodland area planted with ferns, hellebores,      Adm £9.50, chd £4.75. Please call or see website for
     daphnes and other shade lovers. Cottage garden. Wide          further detals. For NGS: Sat 17 July (10-5).
     range of herbaceous peonies, incl National Collection of      One of England’s great gardens, 101/2 -acre Arts and
     rare Victorian and Edwardian lactiflora cultivars (best in    Crafts masterpiece created by Major Lawrence Johnston.
     June), early peonies May. Not suitable for wheelchairs at     Series of outdoor rooms, each with a different character
     March openings due to location of hellebores.                 and separated by walls and hedges of many different
                                                                   species. Many rare trees and shrubs, outstanding
     efgdb                                                         herbaceous borders and unusual plant species from all
                                                                   over the world. Presentations by NGS Garden Careership

     Claptons Lane (behind Barnsley House Hotel),
     Barnsley GL7 5EE. Davina Wynne-Jones,
     01285 851457, 4m NE of
     Cirencester. Turn R after Barnsley House Hotel and R
     again at the dairy barn. Follow sign. Adm £4, chd free.
     Opening days and times vary: please phone or visit
     website for details. For NGS: Suns 4 July (12-5);
     22 Aug (2-5).
     Not a typical NGS garden, rural and naturalistic. Davina,
     the daughter of Rosemary Verey, has created a unique
     nursery, specialising in medicinal herbs and a tranquil
     organic garden in a secluded field where visitors can enjoy
     the beauty of the plants and learn more about the
     properties and uses of medicinal herbs. Educational tours
     offered on NGS days. Wide variety of herbs for sale.
     Group visits by arrangement. Featured in ‘Country Living’,
     ‘Gloucestershire Echo’, ‘Cotswold Life’ & on Radio
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                                                     GARDEN FLOWERS
                                                     EASY AND UNUSUAL PERENNIALS

                                                        Visit our nursery and see our
                                                     delightful stock beds that are filled
                                                      with rare and unusual perennials

                                                           Open everyday from
                                                       March 13th to Sept 26th 2010
                                                        (weekdays only during the
                                                             winter months).

                                                 Sands Lane, Badsey,
                                                 Evesham, WR11 7EZ
                                                 Tel: 01386 833849
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     Highnam GL2 8DP. Roger Head. 2m W of Gloucester.
     Leave Gloucester on A40 towards Ross-on-Wye. DO
     NOT take Newent turning, but proceed to next big              HODGES BARN
     Highnam roundabout. Take R exit for Highnam Court,            Shipton Moyne GL8 8PR. Mr & Mrs N Hornby. 3m S of
     entrance directly off roundabout. Light refreshments &        Tetbury. On Malmesbury side of village. Adm £4, chd
     teas. Adm £4, chd free. Suns 4 Apr; 9 May; 6 June;            free. Sun 16, Mon 17 May (2-6).
     4 July; 1 Aug; 5 Sept (11-5).                                 Very unusual C15 dovecote converted into family home
     40 acres of Victorian landscaped gardens surrounding          undergoing restoration (not open). Cotswold stone walls
     magnificent Grade I house (not open), set out by the artist   act as host to climbing and rambling roses, clematis,
     Thomas Gambier Parry. Lakes, shrubberies and listed           vines, hydrangeas, and together with yew, rose and
     Pulhamite water gardens with grottos and fernery. Exciting    tapestry hedges create formality around house. Mixed
     ornamental lakes, and woodland areas. Extensive 1-acre        shrub and herbaceous borders, shrub roses; water
     rose garden and many features incl wood carvings. Gravel      garden; woodland garden planted with cherries,
     paths, slopes, steps to orangery & toilets.                   magnolias and spring bulbs.
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     HILLESLEY HOUSE                                               HOLCOMBE GLEN COTTAGE
     Hillesley, nr Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7RD, Stewart             Minchinhampton GL6 9AJ. Christine & Terry Sharpe.
     Taylor (Head Gardener), 07971 854260,                         1m E of Nailsworth. From Nailsworth take Avening Rd 3m from Wotton-under-Edge. On rd to          B4014. Turn L at Weighbridge Inn. Turn L 100yds into
     Hawkesbury Upton & A46 from Wotton-under-Edge. Light          Holcombe Glen. 1st house on L. From Minchinhampton
     refreshments & teas on request. Adm £3.50, chd free.          11/4 m via Well Hill or New Rd. Home-made teas. Adm £3,
     Visitors welcome by appt. Coaches permitted.                  chd free (share to Smile). Sun 6 June (11-5).
     Contact for appointment.                                      3 acres incl springs and ponds. Small waterfalls feed river
     4 acres of walled, secret and open garden, plus vegetable     and stream, giving bog and meadow areas full of wildlife
     garden and small arboretum (with stunning views of            and wild flowers. Above these, terraced walled garden for
     Gloucestershire). Unusual topiary. Rose beds and              vegetables and herbaceous plants. Featured on local
     borders, small parterre, lovely quiet setting.                radio.
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        Moreton in Marsh
         01608 651781
                            Longhope Gardens/Breenes                Berrys Place

                                            Delves    Lodge                            9 Merevale
                                            Cottage                                      Road

                           Meadow                                                      Painswick
                           Cottage                                                       Rococo
                                       Valley View

                                                                                     19 Glen             Eastcombe
                   Priors Mesne                                                    Park Cres. Bell Gardens
                                                                               Atcombe Court


                                                                    Pemberley Lodge/

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                                                                            Mill Dene

                                             Temple Guiting
                                Sudeley         Manor

                                                                        Wyck Rissington
                              Sandywell                                     House


                                                                  Barrington Downs

                              Old Rectory      Barnsley
                  Wells Cottage                  House
                                                          Herbs for
           Eastcombe                                      Healing
Bell Gardens         France Lynch               25 Bowling Green Road

                               Kemble Mill

                                                                                                c gardens in
                                                                                                red type opening
                                                                                                for the first time
                                                                                                in 2010

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     HOME FARM                                                    HUMPHREYS END HOUSE
     Newent Lane, Huntley GL19 3HQ. Mrs T Freeman,                Randwick, nr Stroud GL6 6EW. Pat & Jim Hutton,
     01452 830209/10, 4m S of               01453-765401, 2m NW
     Newent. On B4216 1/2 m off A40 in Huntley travelling         of Stroud. M5 J13, follow signs to Cashes Green &
     towards Newent. Adm £3, chd free. Suns 31 Jan,               Randwick. At Townsend, turn R. Parking, look for signs.
     14 Feb, 14 Mar, 11, 25 Apr, (2-5) Suns 30 Jan 13 Feb         Home-made teas. Adm £2.50, chd free. Suns 2 May;
     2011 (2-5). Visitors also welcome by appt.                   13 June (2-6). Visitors also welcome by appt.
     Set in elevated position with exceptional views. 1m walk     Different areas of contrasting mood and interesting
     through woods and fields to show carpets of spring           planting surrounding listed C16 farmhouse (not open).
     flowers. Enclosed garden with fern border, sundial and       Wildlife friendly garden. Pond area, old roses, grasses and
     heather bed. White and mixed shrub borders. Stout            organic vegetables. Art exhibition nearby. Featured in
     footwear advisable in winter.                                ‘Gloucester Citizen’.
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     HOOKSHOUSE POTTERY                                           ◆ HUNTS COURT
     Hookshouse Lane, Tetbury GL8 8TZ. Lise &                     North Nibley GL11 6DZ. Mr & Mrs T K Marshall,
     Christopher White. 21/2 m SW of Tetbury. From Tetbury        01453 547440, 2m NW of
     take A4135 towards Dursley, then take 2nd L signed           Wotton-under-Edge. From Wotton B4060 Dursley rd turn
     Leighterton. Pottery 11/2 m on R. Adm £2.50, chd free.       R in North Nibley at Black Horse; fork L after 1/4 m. Home-
     Daily Sat 29 May to Sun 6 June incl (11-6).                  made teas (NGS days). Adm £3.50, chd free. Tues to
     A combination of dramatic open perspectives and              Sats all yr (2-5) except Good Fri & Aug. For NGS:
     intimate corners. Borders, shrubs, woodland glade, water     Suns 13, 20 June; 5, 12 Sept (2-6).
     garden containing treatment ponds (unfenced) and             A plant lover’s garden with unusual shrubs, 450 varieties
     flowform cascades. Kitchen garden with raised beds,          old roses, large collection of penstemons and hardy
     orchard. Sculptural features. Run on organic principles.     geraniums in peaceful 21/2 -acre garden set against tree-
     Pottery showroom with hand-thrown wood-fired pots incl       clad hills and Tyndale monument. Mini-arboretum. House
     frostproof garden pots. Art & craft exhibition incl garden   (not open) possible birthplace of William Tyndale. Picnic
     sculptures (May 29 to June 6 only). Gravel car park,         area.
     alternative access on request.                               efgb
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             Welcome ...  Step inside one of our beautiful cottages, full of character and
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     ICOMB PLACE                                                   ◆ KEMPSFORD MANOR
     Icomb, nr Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1JD. T L F Royle.            High Street, Kempsford GL7 4EQ. Mrs Z I Williamson,
     2m S of Stow. After 2m on A424 Burford Rd turn L to          01285 810131, 3m S of
     Icomb village. Cream teas. Adm £3, chd £1. Sun               Fairford. Take A419 from Cirencester or Swindon.
     27 June (2-6).                                               Kempsford is signed 10m (approx) from each. The Manor
     Gardens were laid down in first decade of C20 and            is in the centre of village. Adm £3.50, chd free. See
     consist of ponds, water garden and 100 yr-old arboretum.     website or tel for opening times. For snowdrops
     Potager with pergola added by the present owners. One        please ring to avoid disappointment. (Groups 6+ by
     of the first gardens opened under the NGS. Unfenced          arrangement). For NGS: Suns 14, 21, 28 Feb; 21 Mar;
     paths through the woodland area are not suitable for the     25 Apr; 16 May; Suns 8, 15, 22 Aug; (2-5).
     elderly, infirm and unsupervised children. Steep slopes &    Early spring garden with variety of bulbs incl snowdrop
     paths.                                                       walk along old canal. Peaceful, expansive summer garden
     efb                                                          for relaxation, adjacent to cricket field, croquet and
                                                                  outdoor games and quizzes for children. Occasional plant
                                                                  sales; frequent classical or jazz music. New feature -
                                                                  improved vegetable garden, vegetable sales and advice
                                                                  by gardener. Gravel paths. Canal walk unsuitable for

     nr Somerford Keynes, Cirencester GL7 6ED. Vittoria &
     Simon Thornley. 5m S of Cirencester. From A419               ◆ KIFTSGATE COURT
     (Cotswold Water Park exit), go W towards Ashton Keynes.      nr Chipping Campden GL55 6LN. Mr & Mrs J G
     Follow spine rd for 2m. Go over Xrds & after 1.5m turn R     Chambers, 01386 438777, 4m
     on lane signed Old Mill Farm. 1st house on R. Home-          NE of Chipping Campden. Adjacent to Hidcote NT
     made teas. Adm £3.50, chd free. Sun 20 June (2-5).           Garden. 1m E of B4632 & B4081. Adm £6.50, chd £2.
     C16 watermill (house not open) on banks of infant            Please call or see website for further details. For NGS:
     Thames. Formal, walled garden with rose arches and           Mons 19 Apr; 16 Aug (2-6).
     pond. Kitchen and fruit garden; plantation of mixed trees;   Magnificent situation and views; many unusual plants and
     cottage garden; island garden bordered by mill race with     shrubs; tree peonies, hydrangeas, abutilons, species and
     apple orchard and woodland walk. 8-acre field with           old-fashioned roses, incl largest rose in England, Rosa
     wildflowers. Classic Car display. Featured in ‘Cotwolds      filipes ‘Kiftsgate’. Limited wheelchair access with steep
     Life’.                                                       slopes & steps.
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                                                                  LOWER FARM HOUSE
                                                                  Cliffords Mesne GL18 1JT. Gareth & Sarah Williams.
                                                                  2m S of Newent. From Newent follow signs to Cliffords
                                                                  Mesne & Birds of Prey Centre (11/2 m). Approx 1/2 m
                                                                  beyond ‘Centre’, turn L at Xrds, signed Kents Green.
                                                                  Garden 150yds down hill on bend. Car park (limited if
                                                                  wet). Adm £3, chd free. Weds 26 May; 2 June (2-6).
                                                                  2-acre garden, incl woodland, stream and large natural lily
                                                                  pond with rockery and bog garden. Herbaceous borders,
                                                                  pergola walk, terrace with ornamental fishpond, kitchen
                                                                  and herb garden; many interesting and unusual trees and
     Group opening                                                eg
     Longhope GL17 0LL. 10m W of Gloucester. 6m E of
     Ross on Wye. Take Longhope turn off A40 into Church
     Road. Parking on Church Rd for Court Leet, 3 Church Rd
     & West View, park on The Wend for Breenes. Limited
     parking at Springfield House. Home-made teas.
     Combined adm £4, chd free. Sats 29 May; 12 June
     (11-5), Suns 30 May; 13 June (2-6). Visitors also
     welcome by appt.
        c BREENES
        Ann & James Steed
        Visitors also welcome by appt. (see separate
        3 CHURCH ROAD
        Rev Clive & Mrs Linda Edmonds
        Visitors also welcome by appt. 01452 831545

        COURT LEET
        Church Road. Annie & Gary Frost
        Visitors also welcome by appt.                            ◆ LYDNEY PARK SPRING GARDEN
        01452 830717                                              Lydney GL15 6BU. The Viscount Bledisloe, 01594                                        842844, 1/2 m SW of
        c SPRINGFIELD HOUSE                                       Lydney. On A48 Gloucester to Chepstow rd between
        Station Lane. Sally & Martin Gibson                       Lydney & Aylburton. Drive is directly off A48. Adm £4,
        Visitors also welcome by appt. Contact Court Leet         chd 50p. Suns, Weds & BH Mons 28 Mar to 6 June.
                                                                  For NGS: Weds 14 Apr; 5 May (10-5).
        c WEST VIEW                                               Spring garden in 8-acre woodland valley with lakes,
        Church Road. Don Vallance                                 profusion of rhododendrons, azaleas and other flowering
     Small village in a valley with wonderful views and C12       shrubs. Formal garden; magnolias and daffodils (April).
     church. Five well-planted gardens open to view.              Picnics in deer park which has fine trees. Important
                                                                  Roman Temple site and museum.
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     ◆ THE MATARA GARDEN                                           c 9 MEREVALE ROAD
     Kingscote GL8 8YA. Herons Mead Ltd, 01453 861050,             GL2 0QX. P & J Wilcox. Off Gloucester Ring Rd 51/2 m NW of Tetbury. On A4135              (A38) 2m E of City Centre. From Gloucester, follow
     towards Dursley. At the Hunters Hall Inn turn R into          Ring Rd to Cheltenham Rd r’about (University of
     Kingscote village. Enter Park at 1st gate on R. Adm £4,       Gloucester on L). Straight ahead, signed Gloucester
     chd free, concessions £3. May to Sep every Tues and           Royal Hospital, take 1st L into Kenilworth Ave at small
     Thurs (1-5). For NGS: Sun 27 June (1-5).                      Xr, continue into Merevale Rd. Adm £2.50, chd free.
     A unique meditative garden alive with inspiration from        Sun 30 May (2-6).
     around the world. Labyrinths, medicine wheel, ponds,          Medium-sized suburban garden consisting of small
     sculptures and walled ornamental herb garden.                 front garden with gravel area and borders. Collection
     Developing Eastern woodland walk and wild flower              of acers, patio area with ornamental pots, clematis
     meadow. Matara is a spiritual garden dedicated to the full    arch leading to lawn and well stocked herbaceous
     expression of the human spirit. All set within a 28-acre      borders incl many hardy geraniums. Wildlife pond
     parkland.                                                     within gravel area planted with grasses. Exhibition of
     fab                                                           work by local artist Emma Foxcroft.

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     59 Coalway Road, Coalway, nr Coleford GL16 7HL.
     Mrs Pamela Buckland, 01594 833444. 1m SE of                      Gloucester Gardens website
     Coleford. From Coleford take Lydney & Chepstow Rd at
     T-lights in town. Turn L after police stn, signed Coalway &          Calling All Advertisers
     Parkend. Garden on L 1/2 m up hill opp layby. Home-made
     teas. Adm £2.50, chd free. Suns 18 Apr; 16 May (2-6).         The booklet does provide excellent
     Visitors also welcome by appt.
     1/3 -acre cottage garden, a plantaholic craftworker’s
                                                                   exposure for many months of the
     creation with shrubs, perennials, spring bulbs in colourful   year from just one advertisement.
     borders and interlinking garden rooms. Lawned area.
     Gravel paths leading to small pond with waterfall and bog
                                                                    To advertise in the 2011 booklet
     garden. Vegetable garden in raised beds. Gravel garden                    please email
     with grasses, bamboos and pots and containers in
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     School Lane, Blockley GL56 9HU. Mr & Mrs B S Dare,             MOOR WOOD
     01386 700457, 3m NW of               Woodmancote GL7 7EB. Mr & Mrs Henry Robinson,
     Moreton-in-Marsh. From A44, follow brown signs from            01285 831397, 31/2 m
     Bourton-on-the-Hill, to Blockley. 11/3 m down hill turn L      NW of Cirencester. Turn L off A435 to Cheltenham at
     behind village gates. Parking for 8 cars. Coaches by           North Cerney, signed Woodmancote 11/4 m; entrance in
     appointment. Adm £5, chd £1, concessions £4.75. April          village on L beside lodge with white gates. Adm £3, chd
     to Sept, Tues to Fri, all Easter, Bank holiday Suns &          free. Sun 27 June (2-6). Visitors also welcome by appt
     Mons. For NGS: Sun 25 Apr (11-5).                              18 to 30 June. Please contact for appointments.
     RHS recommended garden, Mill Dean is 500 ft up and             2 acres of shrub, orchard and wild flower gardens in
     hidden in the Cotswolds. It surrounds a water-mill and         isolated valley setting. Holder of the National Collection of
     stream. If you hunt, you will find a tiny cricket lawn and     rambler roses.
     pavilion, a rose walk and a ‘scratch n’ sniff’ herb garden     fd¬
     with rills. You will find surprises, scent, colour and above
     all fun. Limited wheelchair access; gravel paths & steep
     slopes.Tearoom easily accessible. Please ring ahead to
     reserve disabled parking.

     ◆ MISARDEN PARK                                                THE OLD CHEQUER
     Misarden. GL6 7JA. Major M T N H Wills, 01285                  Draycott, nr Blockley GL56 9LB. Mr & Mrs H Linley,
     821303, 6m NW of                       01386 700647, 2m NE of
     Cirencester. Follow signs off A417 or B4070 from Stroud.       Moreton-in-Marsh. Nr Blockley. Home-made teas. Adm
     Adm £4, chd free. Tues, Weds, Thurs 1 Apr to 30 Sept           £3, chd free. Sun 11 Apr (12.30-4.30). Also open with
     (10-4.30). For NGS: Suns 11 Apr; 20 June (2-6).                Blockley Gardens 16 May; 13 June. Visitors also
     Essentially formal, dating from C17, magnificent position      welcome by appt Apr to Aug.
     overlooking the Golden Valley. Walled garden with long         A natural garden, created by owner, set in 2 acres of old
     mixed borders, yew walk leading to a lower lawn with rill      orchard with original ridge and furrow. Emphasis
     and summerhouse. Arboretum with spring bulbs en                on spring planting but still maintaining yr-round interest.
     masse. Climbing roses and rose walk linking parterre.          Kitchen garden/soft fruit, herbaceous and shrubs in island
     Silver and grey border, blue border and scented border.        beds. Croquet lawn, unusual plants, alpines and dry
     Blue/gold walkway below house.                                 gravel borders. Gravel drive.
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     GL7 7AP. Charles & Mary Keen,                              Bisley GL6 7AG. Judy & Philip Howard. 5m E of Stroud. 4m NW of Cirencester. From          On S edge of Bisley at head of Toadsmoor Valley on top
     Daglingworth take rd to the Duntisbournes; or from A417    of Cotswolds. Garden & car park well signed in Bisley
     from Gloucester take Duntisbourne Leer turning and         village. Disabled can be dropped off at garden prior to
     follow signs for Daglingworth. Adm £5, chd free. Mons      parking car. Adm £3.50, chd free. Combined adm with
     15 Feb; 26 Apr (11-5); 12 July (11-6). Visitors also       Wells Cottage £4.50. Sun 20 June (2-6).
     welcome by appt for groups 10 or more.                     Approx 1-acre landscaped garden constructed in stages
     Garden in an exceptional setting made by designer and      over last 21yrs. Terraced in three main levels: natural
     writer Mary Keen. Subject of many articles and Telegraph   stream garden; formal herbaceous and shrub borders;
     column. Designed for atmosphere, but collections of        yew and beech hedges; formal vegetable garden; lawns;
     galanthus, hellebores, auriculas and half hardies -        summerhouse with exterior wooden decking by pond and
     especially dahlias - are all features in their season.     thatched roof over well head. Unusual tree house.
     Sheffield meadow added for this yr. Saxon church.          efg
     Featured in ‘The Telegraph’. Wheelchair access possible
     to most of garden. Some gravel paths.

                                                                PEAR TREE COTTAGE
                                                                58 Malleson Road, Gotherington GL52 9EX. Mr & Mrs
                                                                E Manders-Trett, 01242 674592,
                                                       4m N of Cheltenham. From
                                                                A435, travelling N, turn R into Gotherington 1m after end
                                                                of Bishop’s Cleeve bypass at garage. Garden on L
                                                                approx 100yds past Shutter Inn. Adm £3, chd free.
     ◆ PAINSWICK ROCOCO GARDEN                                  Suns 21 Mar; 18 Apr; 16 May; 13 June (2-5). Visitors
     Painswick GL6 6TH. Painswick Rococo Garden Trust,          also welcome by appt, max 1 coach for private visits.
     01452 813204, 1/4 m N of          Mainly informal country garden of approx 1/2 acre with
     Painswick. 1/2 m outside village on B4073. Adm £6, chd     pond and gravel garden, grasses and herbaceous
     £3, concessions £5. Daily 10 Jan to 31 Oct (11-5).         borders, trees and shrubs surrounding lawns. Wild garden
     Unique C18 garden from the brief Rococo period,            and orchard lead to greenhouses, herb and vegetable
     combining contemporary buildings, vistas, ponds, kitchen   gardens. Spring bulbs and early summer perennials and
     garden and winding woodland walks. Anniversary maze,       shrubs particularly colourful. Featured in ‘Gloucestershire
     plant nursery.                                             Echo’.
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     Churchend Lane, Old Charfield GL12 8LJ. Rob &
     Yvette Andrewartha, 01454 260885. 31/2 m SW of
     Wotton-under-Edge. Off B4058 from Wotton-under Edge
     through Charfield Village. At top of Charfield Hill, turn L.
     2m from M5 J14, at Xrds on B4509 go straight across
     into Churchend Lane. Adm £4, chd free. Sun 30, Mon
     31 May (12-5). Also open as part of Charfield Village.
     Visitors also welcome by appt groups of 10+.
     Small private garden designed and planted in 2002 by
     Lesley Rosser. Densely planted for all-yr interest, maturing
     well. Incorporates trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses,
     water, gravel and hard landscaping to give an informal         PRIORS MESNE
     peaceful feel. Roof garden.                                    Aylburton, Lydney GL15 6DX. Mr & Mrs Brian
     efb¬                                                           Thornton. 3m NW of Lydney. At the George PH in
                                                                    Aylburton take St Briavels rd off A48. Go up hill for 2m to
                                                                    T-junction. Turn sharp L, go down hill for approx 200
                                                                    metres. Turn R into entrance marked Priors Mesne private
                                                                    rd. Go to end of drive 300 metres through auto gate.
                                                                    Home-made teas. Adm £3.50, chd free. Sun 9, 16 May
                                                                    Approached down an avenue of mature lime trees, this
                                                                    large terraced garden enjoys distant views over deer park
                                                                    to Severn Estuary and Cotswolds beyond. Collection of
                                                                    rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and cornus set
                                                                    amongst three magnificent copper beeches, water feature
                                                                    and woodland walk through bluebells.

                                                                          Please remember that most
     PIGEON HOUSE                                                     gardens are private property. They
     Southam Lane, Southam GL52 3NY. Mrs Dee Taylor,                   are open through the generosity
     01242 529342, 3m NE of Cheltenham.
     Off B4632 toward Winchcombe. Parking adjacent to                  and enthusiasm of their owners
     Southam Tithe Barn. Adm £3, chd free. Visitors
     welcome by appt March to Sept. Coaches permitted,
                                                                       and have not been designed for
     max 50 visitors.                                                       the visiting public. When
     2-acre garden surrounding Cotswold stone manor (not
     open) of medieval origin. Small lake with island and               requested, please stay on the
     separate bog garden featuring water margin and bog
     plants. Extensive lawns on several levels; wide range of
                                                                      marked paths, avoid hazards and
     flowering shrubs and borders designed to create a                   take care to avoid damaging
     multitude of vistas; woodland area with shade-loving
     plants and many spring bulbs. Gravel drive. Most areas                plants. Thank you for your
     accessible in dry weather.                                        cooperation and enjoy your visit.
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                            The Bell at Sapperton
                                        nr Cirencester
                                        01285 760298
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                                                                      Lower Common, Aylburton, nr Lydney GL15 6DS.
                                                                      Jane & Leslie Hale, 01594 843917,
                                                             11/2 m W of Lydney. Off A48
                                                                      Gloucester to Chepstow Rd. From Lydney through
                                                                      Aylburton, out of de-limit turn R signed Aylburton
                                                                      Common, 3/4 m along lane. Home-made teas. Adm £3,
                                                                      chd free. Suns 2 May; 13 June (2-6). Visitors also
                                                                      welcome by appt May & June only.
                                                                      Peaceful medium-sized country garden with informal
                                                                      cottage planting, herbaceous borders and small pond
                                                                      looking through hedge ‘windows’ onto wild flower
                                                                      meadow. Front woodland garden with shade-loving plants
                                                                      and topiary. Large productive vegetable garden. Apple

     Group opening
     nr Fairford GL7 5BW. 8m NE of Cirencester. Home-
     made teas at The Old Rectory. Combined adm £4, chd
     free. Sun 20 June (2-5.30).
         BANK VIEW
         Victoria Road. Mrs J A Moulden
         Mrs D Blackwood
         Mr & Mrs D Abel Smith                                        ROCKCLIFFE
         c POOL HAY                                                   nr Lower Swell GL54 2JW. Mr & Mrs Simon Keswick.
         Victoria Road. Mrs E A Morris                                2m SW of Stow-on-the-Wold. 11/2 m from Lower Swell.
                                                                      On B4068. From Stow-on-the-Wold to Cheltenham go
         YEW TREE COTTAGES                                            through Lower Swell. Climb hill staying on B4068.
         Victoria Road. Mr J Lindon                                   Converted barn on L. Round corner & start dropping
     A rarely visited Coln Valley village delighting its infrequent   down hill. Rockcliffe halfway down on R. Home-made
     visitors with C12 Norman church and C17 stone cottages           teas. Adm £4.50, chd free (share to Kates Home
     (not open). An opportunity to discover the horticultural         Nursing). Wed 23 June (10-6). Also open with Eyford
     treasures behind those Cotswold stone walls and visit 5          House.
     very different but charming gardens incorporating                Large traditional English garden of 8 acres incl pink, white
     everything from the exotic and the organic to the simple         and blue gardens, herbaceous border, rose terrace;
     cottage garden; a range of vistas from riverside to              walled kitchen garden and orchard; greenhouses and
     seclusion. Wheelchair access at The Old Rectory only.            original stone dovecot with pathway of topiary birds
                                                                      leading up through orchard to it.
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     SANYWELL BARN HOUSE                                          ◆ SEZINCOTE
     Sandywell Park, Whittington GL54 4HF. Gordon &               nr Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AW. Mr & Mrs D Peake,
     Shirley Sills, 01242 820606, 4m     01386 700444, 3m SW of
     E of Cheltenham. On A40 between Whittington &                Moreton-in-Marsh. From Moreton-in-Marsh turn W along
     Andoversford. Home-made teas. Adm £4, chd free. Sun          A44 towards Evesham; after 11/2 m (just before Bourton-
     30, BH Mon 31 May; Sun 13 June                               on-the-Hill) take turn L, by stone lodge with white gate.
     (1-5). Visitors also welcome by appt June only. Min 10       Adm £5, chd £1.50. For NGS: Sun 4 July (2-6).
     people. Coaches permitted.Plantaholic designer’s own         Exotic oriental water garden by Repton and Daniell with
     21/2 -acre walled garden maintained by owners.               lake, pools and meandering stream, banked with massed
     Exuberantly planted for form, scent and colour, featuring    perennials. Large semi-circular orangery, formal Indian
     areas both traditional and contemporary. Herbaceous,         garden, fountain, temple and unusual trees of vast size in
     roses, climbers, shrubs, trees, lawns, hedges, structures.   lawn and wooded park setting. House in Indian manner
     Formal water features, spring fed stream and small pond.     designed by Samuel Pepys Cockerell. Gravel paths &
     Featured in ‘Cotswold Life’.                                 steep slopes.
     fgb¬                                                         efb

                                                                                ◆ SNOWSHILL MANOR & GARDEN
                                                                                nr Broadway WR12 7JU. The National
                                                                                Trust, 01386 852410,
                                                                                21/2 m S of Broadway. Off A44 bypass into
                                                                                Broadway village. House and garden adm
                                                                                £9, chd £4.60, garden only £4.90, chd
                                                                                £2.50. Please call or see website for
                                                                                further details. For NGS: Wed 23 June
                                                                                Delightful hillside garden surrounding
                                                                                beautiful Cotswold manor. Designed in the
                                                                                Arts and Crafts style, the garden consists of
                                                                                a series of contrasting ‘outdoor rooms.’
                                                                                Simple colourful plantings tumble and
                                                                                scramble down the terraces and around
                                                                                byres and ponds. Enjoy produce from the
                                                                                kitchen garden in the restaurant.

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                                                                     STANTON GARDENS
                                                                     nr Broadway WR12 7NE. Mr K J Ryland. 3m SW of
                                                                     Broadway. Off B4632, between Broadway (3m) &
     SOUTH LODGE                                                     Winchcombe (6m). Home-made teas. Adm £5, chd free
     Church Road, Clearwell, Coleford GL16 8LG. Andrew               (share to local charities). Sun 20 June (2-6).
     & Jane MacBean, 01594 837769,                                   Extensive group of gardens set in picturesque C17,                                    Cotswold village of Stanton. Gardens range from the 2m S of Coleford. Off               formal manor house to charming cottages, which should
     B4228. Follow signs to Clearwell. Garden on L of castle         offer appeal to visitors of all tastes. More formal gardens
     driveway. Home-made teas. Adm £3, chd free. Suns                have wheelchair access while the Burland Hall has
     11 Apr; 2, 23 May (1-5); 20 June (11-5). Visitors also          disabled facilities.
     welcome by appt evenings in May and June only for               egb
     parties of 12+.
     Idyllic and peaceful English country garden set in 2 acres
     with stunning views of surrounding countryside in the
     historic village of Clearwell, Royal Forest of Dean. Formerly
     part of Clearwell Castle, the high castle walls provide a
     backdrop for large rambling roses, clematis, and
     honeysuckles. An organic garden with a collection of
     trees, some rare. A large variety of perennials, annuals,
     grasses and shrubs fill the herbaceous borders providing
     year round colour and interest. Fernery underplanted with
     snowdrops, cyclamen and white daffodils. Vegetable
     garden with raised beds. Wildlife and formal ponds.
     Featured on BBC Radio Gloucestershire. Steep grass
     slopes and gravel paths.

                                                                     ◆ STANWAY FOUNTAIN & WATER GARDEN
           We are always looking for                                 nr Winchcombe GL54 5PQ. The Earl of Wemyss &
       volunteers to assist us, either with                          March, 01386 584469,
                                                                     9m NE of Cheltenham. 1m E of B4632 Cheltenham to
      the distribution of this booklet, or in                        Broadway rd or B4077 Toddington to Stow-on-the-Wold
                                                                     rd. House and garden adm £7, chd £2, concessions
       a variety of other ways. If you feel                          £5, garden only £4.50, chd £1.50, concessions £3.50.
        you could spare a few hours to                               Open June, July, August, Tues & Thurs (2-5). For NGS:
                                                                     Suns 18 Apr; 6 June (2-5).
       help us please contact the County                             20 acres of planted landscape in early C18 formal setting.
                                                                     The restored canal, upper pond and 165ft high fountain
         Organiser, Norman Jeffery on                                have re-created one of the most interesting Baroque
            01793 762805 or e mail                                   water gardens in Britain. Striking C16 manor with
                                                                     gatehouse, tithe barn and church. Britain’s highest
                                      fountain at 300ft, the world’s highest gravity fountain.
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     Wyck Rissington GL54 2PN. Mr & Mrs Andrew Lukas,
     01451 810337, 3m S of
     Stow-on-the-Wold. Off A429 between Bourton-on-the-
     Water & Stow-on-the-Wold. Last house in village behind
     high bank on R. Adm £5, chd free, combined adm £6
     with Wyck Rissington Gardens 12 Sept. Please call or
     see website for further details. For NGS: Sun 18 Apr
     (2-5.30). Visitors also welcome by appt March to Sept
     by prior arrangement.
     2 acres full of unusual bulbs, shrubs and herbaceous
     plants. Crab apple walk, rose borders, herb and water
     garden, meadow walk. Plantswoman’s garden with yr-
     round interest.                                            ◆ SUDELEY CASTLE GARDENS & EXHIBITIONS
     efgb¬                                                      Winchcombe GL54 5JD. Lord & Lady Ashcombe &
                                                                Henry & Mollie Dent Brocklehurst, 01242 579407,
                                                       8m NE of Cheltenham. On
                                                                B4632 (A46) or 10m from J9 M5. Bus service operates
                                                                between Winchcombe & Cheltenham or Broadway. Adm
                                                                £7.20, chd £4.20, concessions £6.20. 29 March to
                                                                31 Oct (10.30-5). For NGS: Fri 15 Oct (10.30-5).
                                                                Magnificent gardens work themselves seamlessly around
                                                                castle buildings. Individual gardens incl Queen’s Garden
                                                                with old-fashioned roses, annuals and herbs; examples of
                                                                fine topiary incl Tudor Knot Garden; exotic plantings in the
                                                                Secret Garden and autumn colour throughout gardens. A
                                                                fine collection of rare and colourful pheasants create
                                                                added interest. Featured in ‘Gardeners’ World’.

     Northleach GL54 3LE. The Lord & Lady Vestey. 8m NE
     of Cirencester. Off Fosseway A429 2m SW of Northleach.       We are always interested to hear
     Home-made teas. Adm £5, chd free. Suns 16 May;
     20 June (2-5).
                                                                   of gardens of quality, character
     Magnificent lawned terraces with stunning views over          and interest. If you know of any,
     Coln Valley. Fine collection of old-fashioned roses and
     herbaceous plants, with pleached lime approach to C14             please contact a County
     house (not open). Two large walled gardens containing        Organiser in your area, ideally just
     vegetables, fruit, cut flowers and range of greenhouses.
     Long rose pergola and wide, plant-filled borders divided     prior to the time when the garden
     into colour sections. Open continuously for 46 years.                    is at its best.
     Plant Sale 16 May only. Featured in ‘Country Life’.
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                                                 cottages are all
                                                  inspected and
                                                 most offer short       Let us find the
                                                      breaks       perfect holiday home,
                                                                  whether it be a cosy
                                                       Cotswold cottage for two in a
                                                      pretty village or a larger period
                                                     property for a holiday with family
                                                                 and friends.
                                                                 Tel 01386 858147
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                                                                    TRENCH HILL
                                                                    Sheepscombe GL6 6TZ. Celia & Dave Hargrave,
                                                                    01452 814306,
                                                                    11/2 m E of Painswick. On A46 to Cheltenham after
                                                                    Painswick, turn R to Sheepscombe. Approx 11/2 m (before
                                                                    reaching village) turn L by telegraph poles, Trench Hill at
                                                                    top of lane. Home-made teas. Adm £3, chd free. Suns
     Temple Guiting, nr Stow on the Wold GL54 5RP. Mr &
                                                                    7, 14 Feb (11-5). Sun 4, Mon 5 Apr (11-6). Weds 2, 9,
     Mrs S Collins, 7m
                                                                    16, 23, 30 June (2-6). Suns 18 Jul; 29 Aug; 12 Sept
     from Stow-on-the-Wold. From Stow-on-the-Wold take
                                                                    (11-6). Suns 13, 20 Feb 2011 (11-5). Visitors also
     B4077 towards Tewkesbury. On descending hill bear L to
                                                                    welcome by appt.
     village (signed) 1/2 m. Garden in centre of village on R.
                                                                    Approx 3 acres set in small woodland with panoramic
     Adm £3.50, chd free. Sun 27 June (2-6).
                                                                    views. Variety of herbaceous and mixed borders, rose
     Recently designed formal contemporary gardens to Grade
                                                                    garden, extensive vegetable plots, wild flower areas,
     I listed historic manor house (not open) in Windrush Valley.
                                                                    plantings of spring bulbs with thousands of snowdrops
     Designed by Jinny Blom, gold medal winner Chelsea
                                                                    and hellebores, woodland walk, 2 small ponds, waterfall
     Flower Show 2007. New small courtyard garden to newly
                                                                    and larger conservation pond. Interesting wooden
     converted manor barns.
                                                                    sculptures. Run on organic principles. Some gravel paths.
     fgb                                                            Visitors with mobility difficulties may bring car into garden
                                                                    parking area near house.

                                                                     c VALLEY VIEW
                                                                     Chapel Road, Viney Hill, Lydney GL15 4NU. Julia &
                                                                     Adrian Goss, 01594 517117,
                                                            1m S of Blakeney. On A48
                                                                     take R turn signed Viney Hill. Drive 3/4 m to New Inn on
                                                                     R where parking is available. Garden is 100m walk to
                                                                     end of Chapel Rd (opp New Inn). Home-made teas.
                                                                     Adm £2.50, chd free. Fri 18, Sat 19 June (11-5).
                                                                     Visitors also welcome by appt June & July only.
                                                                     Hillside garden (steep in places) of approx 1/2 -acre
                                                                     with panoramic views over the Severn Valley towards
                                                                     Gloucester. Comprising densely planted mixed shrub
                                                                     and herbaceous borders, fruit trees, fernery, wildlife
                                                                     pond with waterfall, vegetable and soft fruit plot with
                                                                     raised beds, terraced area with alpines and small wild
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     WELLS COTTAGE                                                  ◆ WESTONBIRT SCHOOL GARDENS
     Wells Road, Bisley GL6 7AG. Mr & Mrs Michael Flint.            Tetbury GL8 8QG. Westonbirt School, 01666 881338,
     5m E of Stroud. Garden & car park well signed in Bisley 3m SW of Tetbury.
     village. Garden lies on S edge of village at head of           Opp Westonbirt Arboretum, on A433 (follow brown tourist
     Toadsmoor Valley, N of A419. Adm £3.50, chd free.              information signs). Adm £3.50, chd £2. Thur to Sun
     Combined with Paulmead £4.50. Sun 20 June (2-6).               (11-4). For NGS: Sun 30, BH Mon 31 May (2-4).
     Just under an acre. Terraced on several levels with            22 acres. Former private garden of Robert Holford,
     beautiful views over valley. Much informal planting of trees   founder of Westonbirt Arboretum. Formal Victorian
     and shrubs to give colour and texture. Lawns and               gardens incl walled Italian garden, terraced pleasure
     herbaceous borders. Collection of grasses. Formal pond         garden, rustic walks, lake, statuary and grotto. Rare,
     area. Rambling roses on rope pergola. Vegetable garden         exotic trees and shrubs. Beautiful views of Westonbirt
     with raised beds. Main lawn wheelchair accessible, most        House, now Westonbirt School, not open.
     features visible. Upper garden too steep for wheelchairs.      efb

                                                                    WILLOW LODGE
                                                                    nr Longhope GL17 0RA. John & Sheila Wood,
                                                                    01452 831211,,
                                                           10m W of Gloucester,
                                                                    6m E of Ross-on-Wye. On A40 between Huntley & Lea.
     k ◆ WESTBURY COURT GARDEN                                      Home-made teas. Adm £3, chd free. Sun 2, BH Mon
     Westbury-on-Severn GL14 1PD. The National Trust,               3 May (1-5). Visitors also welcome by appt.
     01452 760461,              Plantsman’s garden with unusual and rare plants,
     9m SW of Gloucester. On A48. Adm £4.95, chd £2.50.             herbaceous borders, shrubs and alpine garden. Many
     Please call or see website for further details. For NGS:       woodland plants incl trilliums, erythroniums, hellebores
     Sun 12 Sept (10-5).                                            etc. Large bog garden with marginals and Asiatic
     Formal Dutch-style water garden, earliest remaining in         primulas. Fish pond and stream. Exceptional arboretum
     England; canals, summerhouse, over 100 species of              containing approx 400 different trees and shrubs, from all
     plants grown in England, and recreated vegetable plots,        over the temperate world. Areas of wild flowers in 4-acre
     growing crops all from before 1700.                            grounds. Plants labelled.
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                                                               Over the border . . .

     Group opening
      Cheltenham GL54 2PN. Nr Stow-on-the-Wold &
      Bourton-on-the-Water. 1m from Fosse Way A429.
      Home-made teas in village hall. Combined adm £6,
      chd free (share to Friends of St Laurence). Sun
      12 Sept (2-6).
                                                               WHATLEY MANOR
      c COLLEGE FARM                                           Easton Grey SN16 0RB. Christian & Alix Landolt,
      Andrea & Hilary Ponti                           4m W of Malmesbury. From
      c GREENFIELDS FARM                                       A429 at Malmesbury take B4040 signed Sherston. Manor
      Andrew & Elizabeth Ransom                                2m on L. Home-made teas. Adm £3.50, chd free. Sun
                                                               4 July (2-5.30).
      c MACES COTTAGE                                          12 acres of English country gardens with 26 distinct rooms
      Tim & Pippa Simon                                        each with a strong theme based on colour, scent or style.
      c STONE HOUSE                                            Original 1920s plan inspired the design and combines
      Mr & Mrs A Lukas                                         classic style with more contemporary touches. Specially
      (See separate entry)                                     commissioned sculptures. Featured in ‘House & Garden’.
      Wyck Rissington is an unspoilt Cotswold village and is   efgab
      unusual because of its wide village green planted with
      fine horse chestnuts. The gardens open are within
      easy reach of the convenient parking and of
      contrasting styles. If you need inspiration for autumn
      planting or just delight in the mellow hues of
      September, this is for you. Wheelchair access at
      Greenfields Farm and Maces Cottage.

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                                                               BOURTON HOUSE GARDEN
                                                               Bourton-on-the-Hill GL56 9AE. Mr Roelof Quintus.
                                                      2m W of Moreton-in-Marsh.
                                                               On A44. Homemade teas. Adm £6.00, chd free. For
                                                               NGS Sun 15 Aug (10-5). Also open Wed-Fri 2 June-
                                                               mid Sept( see website).
                                                               Surrounding a delightful C18 Cotswold manor house (not
                                                               open) and C16 tithe barn, this exciting 3 acre garden
                                                               positively fizzes with ideas. Featuring flamboyant borders,
                                                               imaginative topiary, profusions of herbaceous borders and
                                                               exotic plants and, not least, a myriad of magically planted
                                                               pots; a plantsman’s paradise. Some gravel paths; 70%
                                                               wheelchair access.
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                             THANK YOU
                       The NGS County Team for
                   Gloucestershire North & Central
            wish to give their grateful thanks to the Garden
              Owners and Visitors who over the past year
           have given their generous support to the Scheme.
          Raising over £100,000 on your behalf in 2009 to the
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