Gardens, Parks & Arboreta

I love gardens and before John and I started the Old School B and B we enjoyed going to visit the beautiful gardens in the Cotswolds. Cottage gardens, formal gardens, Rococo gardens – they are all within reach of The Old School and many of them have a wonderful cafe that you can collapse in afterwards and have an indulgent, typical English afternoon tea. (Scones are John’s favourite!)


Click on any of the links below to go to their website.


Barnsley House Gardens, Barnsley, between Cirencester and Bibury

Batsford Arboretum, Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh

Blenheim Palace Gardens, Woodstock

Bourton House Garden, Bourton-on-the-Hill, near Moreton-in-Marsh

Broadway Tower Country Park

Buscot Park Gardens, Faringdon

Charlecote Park, Wellesbourne

Chastleton House Gardens

Cogges Manor Farm

Cotswolds Lavender Fields, near Snowshill and Broadway

Hidcote Gardens, Hidcote Bartrim, near Mickleton and Chipping Campden

Highgrove Gardens, Doughton, near Tetbury

Hill Close Gardens, west of Warwick 

Kiftsgate Court Gardens, near Mickleton and Chipping Campden

Oxford Botanic Garden / Harcourt Arboretum, Oxford and Nuneham Courtenay

Owlpen Manor Gardens, near Uley

Mill Dene Garden (Blockley, near Moreton-in-Marsh)

National Garden Scheme Open Days (website to search for local open gardens)

Rococo Garden, Painswick, near Stroud

Rousham, near Lower Heyford

Seizencote House and Gardens, near Moreton-on-Marsh

Sherborne Estate and Lodge Park, Aldsworth, near Cheltenham

Snowshill Manor Gardens

Stanway House and Fountain

Sudeley Castle Gardens, near Winchcombe and Cheltenham

Upton House Gardens, near Banbury

Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley, near Oxford

Westbury Court Garden, Westbury-on-Severn

Westonbirt, Tetbury: The National Arboretum

Woodchester Park, Nympsfield, Near Stonehouse




Snowdrop Season:

Batsford Arboretum

Painswick Rococo Garden


The Garden Celebrated, Royal Gardens, Highgrove (April)

RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Three Counties Showground, Malvern

Barnsley Village Garden Festival (May)


Blenheim Palace Flower Show Woodstock (June)

Festival of Nature, Stroud (June)

Garden Week, Sudeley Castle (June)

Teefest, Westonbirt (August)

Stratton and Baunton Annual Horticultural Show ,Cirencester (August)

Deerhurst Flower Festival (August)

Cotswolds Living Landscape Festival, Aldsworth (September)

Apple Days (October) and Stroud