Visitor Information

The Garden is now open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 10am to 5pm (not open public holidays); until the end of October 2023.

Last admission is 4.15pm – gates (including the car park) lock no later than 5pm.

Admission is £9 per person (under 16’s free).

We do not have an advance booking system except for groups of 10 or more (see Group Visits below).

Payment by card preferred.

We are part of the Gardeners’ World 2 for 1 (these cannot be used for special event days e.g. NGS or by Group bookings)

Covid Update

In 2023 we will be continuing with some measures here at Bourton House Garden.

  • Hand sanitisers are in place in the café and outside the toilets
  • Rigorous cleaning will remain in place

We politely ask that you follow these measures to ensure the safety of our staff and our visitors, particularly those who are vulnerable or nervous at this time.

And please remember, if you feel unwell, please do not come into the garden and instead follow NHS guidance.

Refreshments

The Cafe is open from May until the end of September 10.30am-4.30pm (last orders 4pm) selling hot and cold drinks, light lunches and delicious cakes. Please note that the cafe may close early during spells of bad weather.

Tables and chairs will be provided in the Orchard and in the Tithe Barn.

Please do not take food or drink into the Garden.

Friends of Bourton House Garden

Join The Friends of Bourton House Garden for £27 per person and enjoy unlimited visits during the 2023 season.  This also makes a great present for a garden lover.   Contact info@bourtonhouse.com for further information on how to join or sign up on your first visit to the Garden at the Admissions desk.

Group Visits

We are taking bookings for the 2023 season.  If you would like to make a provisional booking for the 2023 season please e-mail info@bourtonhouse.com.  We do not take a deposit and are happy to stay in touch and be flexible.

A Group is classed as 10 or more paying visitors.

Group concessions for pre-booked groups only: £8 per person (tour leader/coach driver free)

ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL FOR GROUPS

Accessibility

Bourton House Garden welcomes disabled visitors: please ring ahead with any concerns.

The gardens have limited disabled access (60% – 70%) due to steps and gravel. Disabled toilet available.

One adult accompanying a disabled visitor is admitted to the Garden for free.

We do not have wheelchairs/scooters available to use/hire but please do bring your own.

Tree Walk

Visitors to the garden are also invited to enjoy the walk in our seven acre field (opened to the public in 2013) which visits groups of specimen trees planted in 1994/95. A free guide to the trees is available with tickets to the garden.  Please do follow the mown paths when walking around the field.  Visitors walking the Tree Walk do so at their own risk.

Car Park

Parking is available in the field opposite the Garden entrance – this is free of charge.  Please note that visitors park at their own risk.

The Garden closes at 5pm – Gates (including the car park) lock no later than 5pm so please ensure you have departed in time.

Public Transport

Bourton House Garden is 2 miles from Moreton-in-Marsh on the A44. Bourton House Garden can be reached by public transport on the Johnsons Coaches route 1 and 2 (no bus on Sunday).  Timetables can be found on www.johnsonscoaches.co.uk/timetables/ . For any queries regarding the buses please contact Johnsons directly on 01564 797 070 or by email: businfo@johnsonscoaches.co.uk .

Sorry, no dogs or picnics or use of drones in the Garden.

We do not hire out the Barn or Garden for events such as weddings.

Bourton House on Trip Advisor

Visitors’ Comments

“This garden is so beautiful. It gives a sense of peace and tranquility. The border layouts are superb.” Keith H, October 2021

“Absolutely stunning formal gardens to wander around and marvel at, and a lovely cafe serving excellent tea, coffee and cakes. A great place to spend a half day.” Peter M, September 2021

“One of the best gardens we have visited, very impressed.” John I, September 2021

“This is an absolutely stunning garden and a must visit if you are in the Cotswolds. Each of the sections of the gardens was splendid, the garden is stuffed full of every kind of plant and shrub you can think of. It is beautifully laid out and maintained. Stunning colours everywhere, albeit that the white garden is probably my favourite.” Lesley-Anne A, July 2021

“These are some of the nicest gardens you will see in the Cotswolds and will linger long in the memory.” Andrew B, July 2021

“This is a truly delightful, peaceful garden to stroll around. The garden is well tended and I think it is the best in the Cotswolds. Tea on the lawn under the shade of a tree is pure relaxation. And if you are feeling more energetic, there is an additional walk amongst the trees in a 7 acre field.” Arby27, July 2021

“Beautiful English garden, very peaceful and with beautiful views over into the countryside. The topiaries are wonderful and the white garden is gorgeous. There are surprises and delights around every corner. I could have spent hours there! Staff friendly and welcoming. Definitely one of my favourite gardens to visit.” Roving488978, July 2021

“An absolute gem. Stunningly beautiful, well laid out and carefully tended. A credit to the owners and gardeners. The staff were lovely and very helpful.” Nancy, July 2021

“What stunning gardens ! Absolute credit to your gardeners. We had visited shall we say more well known gardens in the Cotswolds earlier in the week and we can honestly say these were so much better .They are stunning and so well laid out and so pretty.” Julie C, June 2021

“I was immensely impressed by the beauty and the colours still present at this time of year.  You have done an amazing job.. it truly is a little gem and I would love to come back and see it in its full glory in the Summer!” M D’Hoore, October 2020

“When I was told to view your gardens in mid September I must admit I was reluctant but I have to say they are by far the best gardens I have ever visited . Beautifully presented unbelievable colours and immaculately tended.” M Knowles, September 2020

“Thank you so much and also thank you for creating and opening such a beautiful place. I look forward to our next visit” D Hall, Sept 2020

“The Garden …was spectacular.  The staff (in these covid times) were all friendly and cheerful… We felt very safe during our visit and at the same time relaxed and comfortable.” M & S Graham, August 2020

“We were stunned by the beautiful and original planting and the condition of the plants, given the drought. Congratulations on your magnificent garden! And thank you for letting us enjoy it.”  F Greenwood, August 2020

“Can I just say what a beautiful garden Bourton House is and I enjoyed my visit so much. Also your social distancing and hygiene measures are exemplary.” Jenny W, July 2020

” SENSATIONAL!!!  I loved the garden SO MUCH!!! Barn is fab too 🙂 ” Jacqueline Jenkins, Australia, June 2019

“Fabulous interesting plants not seen in many gardens” Barbara Stott, May 2019

“Arguably the best garden ever visited” Patrick & Kay Whelan, June 2019

“Beautiful garden – wonderful combinations of colour and texture – love the topiary and sculpted hedges” Ellen Thorndike, USA, June 2019

“Sublime – despite the pouring rain!” Sandra & Saskia, the Netherlands, August 2019

“Overwhelming, absolutely stunning” Bettina & Tina, Austria, August 2019

“Having been in the Cotswolds for the last 14 days and seen many gardens, this was the most beautiful!” Han & Josien Schenan, Holland, August 2019

Getting here

Bourton House Garden
Bourton on the Hill
Gloucestershire
GL56 9AE

Tel: 01386 700754
Email: info@bourtonhouse.com

We are now closed until

Tuesday 02 April 2024

We will look forward to seeing you then