Hidcote Manor Garden is one of those gardens which can only be found in England! Created by keen horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston, on a Cotswold property bought for him by his mother, it is a series of garden rooms with pavilions, clipped hedges, paved paths, topiary and green “doorways” framing one beautiful sight after another.




Divided into small manageable outdoor rooms, each with their individual character and theme, the gardens are filled with established rare shrubs and exotic flowering trees. The herbaceous borders, a typical English country garden feature, are quite magnificent.

Hidcote Manor Garden is somewhere to enjoy in every season. The vibrant primary colours of the spring bulbs give way to azaleas, rhododendrons and magnolias. After the glorious colours of the summer borders have faded, autumn is celebrated in the glorious Red Border.



My previous post on Hidcote can be found here.

This concludes my ‘Winchester Vacation’ travels. I wonder where I will take you next…

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 19th 2015

12 Responses to “Hidcote – The Garden Rooms”

  1. Amfortas says:

    A very creative ‘garden room’ scheme.

    Take us away with you on your travels ! :)

  2. lisl says:

    A welcome touch of summer today, Cherie. We forget how dull England can be without flowers in the winter

  3. Ginnie says:

    No one does the gardens better than you English, Cherry…hands down!

  4. Sigrun says:

    Also wonderful in summer!


  5. ubermouth says:

    Beautiful. Very representative of Old Blighty.