National Garden Scheme

Please read the important information at the bottom of the page regarding pre-bookings, payment methods and more information.

For those looking for lovely gardens to visit in Gloucestershire, view the document below which shows the opening dates of National Garden Scheme (NGS) gardens in Gloucestershire in September, 2022.

Or go to the National Garden Scheme website.

Garden highlights for September
Saturday 3rd

16: Cotswold Farm: Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester, GL7 7JS. Open 2 – 5.John & Sarah Birchall, 01285 821837, garden@birchall.org.uk, www.cotswoldfarmgardens.org.uk

Cotswold Farm
Sunday 4th

59: Stanway Fountain & Water Garden

Stanway has not been open for the NGS for several years.  Visitors can see the world’s highest gravity fed fountain, which runs at 2.45 pm and 4 pm for 30 minutes each time.

Sunday 29th

1: Awkward Hill Cottage: Awkward Hill, Bibury, GL7 5NH. Open 2 – 6.

Mrs Victoria Summerley, 01285740289, v.summerley@hotmail.com, http://www.awkwardhill.co.uk 

16: Cotswold Farm: Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester, GL7 7JS. Open 2 – 5.

John & Sarah Birchall, 01285 821837, garden@birchall.org.uk, www.cotswoldfarmgardens.org.uk

29: Highnam Court: Highnam, Gloucester, GL2 8DP. Open 11 – 4.30.

Mr R J Head, 01684 292875 (MikeBennett), mike.highnamcourt@gmail.com, www.HighnamCourt.co.uk


Group Opening: 69: Wyck Rissington Gardens: Cheltenham, GL54 2PN. Open 1 – 5. Nr Stow-on-the-Wold & Bourton-on-the-Water.

Garden corner of Wyck Rissington Gardens
Wyck Rissington Gardens

Wyck Rissington Gardens: an unspoilt Cotswold village off the beaten track set around a village green and its pond. The gardens are within easy reach of convenient parking and this popular group reopening provides an enjoyable afternoon in a perfect Cotswold setting. Gardens included are at various stages of maturity. A photographic exhibition in the Church shows the changing seasons and wild flowers on the village green, which is maintained as a natural meadow. Some fantastic photos ranging across snowdrops, fritillaries, cranesbills, orchids and yellow rattle. The exhibition is the brainchild of the new priest, Rev Nina Summerfield, who is a trained botanist and will be on hand at the church to tell people more.

Wheelchair access available at all gardens and WC in village hall, but Laurence House only partially wheelchair accessible. Cream teas – clotted cream being brought up from Cornwall on the day!

ANSELLS BARN: Andrew & Elizabeth Ransom 

A new garden with circular “henge” orchard, emphasis on grasses and other drought tolerant plants, and large garden sculptures. Looking particularly good will be crab apples (12 different varieties) and seed heads. 

Greenfields Farm: Graham Wild

Completely redesigned under its new owners to include a stunning Japanese Garden and Crab Apple espalier.

Laurence House: Mr & Mrs Robert Montague

New wildlife pond and attractive free–range cockerels. Visits also by arrangement.

MACES COTTAGE: Tim & Pippa Simon

Fine borders, old fruit trees, and like Greenfields, has wonderful views over the Windrush Valley.

Sunday 18th

62: Trench Hill: Sheepscombe, GL6 6TZ. Open 11 – 6.

Celia & Dave Hargrave,01452 814306, celia.hargrave@btconnect.com

Friday 23rd

60: Sudeley Castle and Gardens: Winchcombe, GL54 5JD. Open 10.30 – 3.Lady Ashcombe, 01242 604244, enquiries@sudeley.org.uk, www.sudeleycastle.co.uk

Sudeley Castle and Gardens

NGS gardens in Gloucestershire – September 2022

NGS gardens in Gwent 2022

NGS gardens in Worcestershire 2022

Important information

  • The lists are up to date at the point of distribution but NGS are advising visitors to check their website before travelling.
  • Pre-booking is now only essential where mentioned on a garden’s page on the NGS website otherwise you can buy your ticket on arrival – in the ‘usual’ NGS way.
  • For full details and to check for the most up to date information visit the NGS website: https://ngs.org.uk
  • Web link to Gloucestershire gardens: https://ngs.org.uk/gloucestershire/ 
  • Many gardens also have a new cashless payment system. Those that offer this service will have the Wi-Fi symbol displayed, otherwise it’s payment by cash.