Snowshill Manor Snowshill Lavender
Visit the lavender fields in the heart of the Cotswolds. Walk in the lavender fields and then visit the distillery to learn how the lavender crop is made into oils, soaps and other toiletries. With the widest range of lavender plants in season for sale you can create a stunning display in your own garden.
Snowshill WR12 7JY Tel 01386 854821 www.cotswoldlavender.co.uk
and Garden The garden at Snowshill is the perfect place to unwind and explore hidden vistas, quiet corners and unexpected delights including Charles Wade’s uncomplicated home, the Priest’s House. The manor itself is a Cotswold manor house packed with extraordinary treasures collected over a lifetime by Charles Wade.
Snowshill WR12 7JU Tel 01386 852410 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/
& Fountain A wonderful Jacobean house with a jewel-like gatehouse, church and 14th century tithe barn. The 18th century water garden is one of the finest in England and has specimen trees, avenues and a 300ft single jet fountain – the highest in Britain and the highest gravity fountain in the world.
Stanway GL54 5PQ Tel 01386 584469 www.stanwayfountain.co.uk
& Gardens Romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and 1,000 years of fascinating royal history are among the many reasons to visit the Queen of the Cotswolds.
Winchcombe GL54 5Jd Tel 01242 604357 www.sudeleycastle.co.uk
Westonbirt, The National
arboretum Westonbirt is a remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees. Borne of a Victorian passion for plant collecting, around 15,000 trees from all over the world now offer the perfect setting to escape, relax or have an adventure in one of the best arboretums you’ll find.
Tetbury GL8 8QS Tel 0300 067 4890 www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt
NATIONAL GARDEN SCHEME
The Cotswolds has over a hundred gardens which open as part of the National Garden Scheme, from flagship gardens to private estate gardens and many more modest gardens – whose gates only open on an NGS open day. A wonderful day can be had strolling from cottage to house, marvelling at the personal gardens, only to sit and enjoy the obligatory tea and cake!
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