8 acre Cotswold garden in glorious
Gloucestershire is interesting any month of the year but really
beautiful throughout the summer months. It was designed originally
as a series of outdoor rooms and is still the same today.
is a wide selection of planting that has been done over the
years with superb vistas and views throughout and plenty
of places to sit and admire the view. Each part of this Gloucestershire
garden has a different character ranging from the alpines
bigger plants in the rockery, lawns, a large kitchen
garden, white borders, to the magnificent
herbaceous borders which are constantly being replanted and improved.
is much in the way of hedging and some humorous new topiary in different parts of the garden. There are roses in abundance flowering through the summer and lots of pots and tubs in different
parts of the garden.
is placed on looking after the birds and butterflies in the
garden and they are much in evidence when you visit (weather
of the garden is negotiable by wheelchair.
quote Tim Richardson (English Gardens in the Twentieth
Century-Aurum Press 2005) “Hidcote and Sissinghurst
may have emerged as indisputably the most influential English
gardens of the twentieth century... but perhaps Rodmarton should
be up there with them... Hidcote has its unique ‘otherness’,
Sissinghurst its irresistible biographical appeal, but Rodmarton
is possessed of an intense and sequestered atmosphere that
is all its own, and even now retains a strong sense of its