Warwickshire has really made a name for itself over the years and one of the reasons for that is because it is full to the brim of historical attractions, picturesque countryside and some of the most beautiful places in the country.
If you’re a garden lover then Warwickshire is a must-see. It is home to some of the most stunning gardens. To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a list of all the destinations for garden lovers in Warwickshire.
The Mill Gardens
55 Mill St, Warwick CV34 4HB
Positioned on the banks of the River Avon; just beneath the walls of Warwick Castle, lies the Mill Gardens. Created by the wonderful late Arthur Measures, who created it due to his personal love of plants - this garden is truly unbelievable. The winding paths around the gardens showcase a beautiful collection of plants, shrubs and trees with the castle walls and ruins of a medieval bridge providing the perfect backdrop.
Admission: £3 per person. Make sure you bring some change, as it is cash only.
Hill Close Gardens
Bread and Meat Cl, Warwick CV34 6HF
Known as the ‘hidden hedged gardens of Warwick’, Hill Close Gardens were once used as an escape for Victorian people that don’t have their own gardens, to get away from the crowded streets. They’d head through the hedges and unlock a gate that leads to their own garden. Owners of businesses would come here after work or on Sundays to tend to their gardens or enjoy tea and coffee, or meals in their summer house.
As these once were private gardens, they now create a wonderful network of Victorian beauty, separated by high hedges. Each is full of fruit trees, beautiful flowers and summerhouses filled with growing vegetables. One of the best parts of this garden is that you can buy home-grown plants, fruits and vegetables from the gardens.
Admission: Adults - £5, Children (5-17yrs) - £1.
Ragley Hall and Gardens
Ragley Hall, Alcester B49 5NJ
Ragley Hall is a stately home, set in 450 acres of beautiful parkland - a popular choice for weddings and large-scale events like festivals. Designed by Rose Marnock, the formal rose gardens makes the perfect backdrop for outdoor events but also a wonderful place to simply enjoy on a day out. If you do visit, make sure to give the woodland walk a go (follow the yellow boot signs!). It starts behind the crescent-shaped stables and takes you up through the fields, up a hill into the woodlands and then behind the hall down to a lake. The view of the hall from the woodlands is definitely a view you shouldn’t miss!
Alongside enjoying the beautiful gardens and lovely woodland walks, the stately home is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the history of Ragley and all the wonderful art, sculptures and paintings it has on display.
Admission: Adults - £10.50, Child: £6.50.
Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9ER
Located on the edge of Stratford, Charlecote Park overlooks the River Avon. With acres and acres of beautiful parkland to explore, this lovely park is truly spectacular in every season. Originally a deer park, the house was built in 1551 then the garden followed in the 17th century. One of the best parts of exploring this wonderful park is that it is still home to a number of fallow and red deer amongst other wildlife.
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