Visitor Information

The Garden will re-open on 2nd April, and open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 10am to 5pm (not open public holidays); until the end of October 2024.

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

Admission is £10 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 2024 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.


The Cafe is fully 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. In April and October we will be running a “Pop-Up” cafe serving hot and cold drinks and a selection of homemade 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 £30 per person and enjoy unlimited visits during the 2024 season.  This also makes a great present for a garden lover.   Contact 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 2024 season.  If you would like to make a provisional booking for the 2024 season please e-mail  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: £9 per person (tour leader/coach driver free)



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.

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

“What a find! Brilliant garden even in late September (no empty ‘gaps’ like other gardens nearby we visited at same tins). Incredible deep and colourful herbaceous borders. Recommended.” Hannah A September 2023

“The gardens are magnificent. So much in such a small area! The borders are stunning, and it’s almost September. The cafe too in the tithe barn is very atmospheric. Highly recommended.” Paul L August 2023

“This is the most beautiful and best-maintained garden I have ever visited. It’s not huge at 3acres, but is packed with intimate “garden rooms” planted in a modern and imaginative style with a vast, careful curated range of plants. Coordinated colours, shape and leaf contrasts, unusual planting combinations delighted us at every turn.” Linda M, August 2023

“I honestly think this is the most beautiful garden I’ve ever visited. The views are amazing. What makes this garden special is the attention to detail – you can tell that the gardeners have put so much effort into every inch of the garden. Everyone who worked there was very friendly, and the cakes were all delicious.” Jane R, August 2023

“Absolutely stunning gardens and lovely cafe. Delightful staff made this a really enjoyable afternoon.” Sean B, September 2022

“A wonderful visit to glorious gardens with really well planned out borders it was an absolute delight. There were so many plants and displays to admire. I hope to get back again towards the end of the Summer.” Susan H, July 2022

“This is a quintessential English garden which delights from the moment you set eyes upon it. We were fortunate to visit in perfect blue sky weather which enhanced the sensory experiences. The colours, the fragrances and the views were all magnificent. We roamed around the plants and flowers for a very happy couple of hours and took tea outside in the shade of a tree. Just perfect. Highly recommended.” Jane M, June 2022

“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

e drought. Congratulations on your magnificent garden! And thank you for letting us enjoy it.”  F Greenwood, August 2020

Getting here

Bourton House Garden
Bourton on the Hill
GL56 9AE

Tel: 01386 700754

We are now open

Tuesday-Friday, 10am - 5pm

(last entry to the Garden 4.15pm)

We will look forward to seeing you