Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Kiftsgate - a photo tour in July

Tucked away in the Cotswolds, are the National Trust gardens at Hidcote.  Thousands and thousands of visitors pour in to see this quintessential English cottage garden each year, and I have blogged about them before, here.

Exactly opposite the entrance to Hidcote are Kiftsgate Court Gardens , a private house with a very beautiful garden that is a rival to Hidcote and in some respects much better.  True they don't have quite the visitor facilities of the National Trust, but there is a small delightful tea room, a toilet in the stable block, (!) and some cracking plant sales.  Because it doesn't get a fraction of the visitors, it's a wonderful place to visit; peaceful, serene, and with wonderful views.  A real plant persons delight.

Here's some photos of it in mid-July 2014

1 comment:

  1. Lovely indeed...wish I could wander the grounds too but this virtual tour is the next best thing.