8 Acre Cotswold Garden

The 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.

There 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 in troughs, bigger plants in the rockery, lawns, a large kitchen garden, white borders, to the magnificent herbaceous borders which are constantly being replanted and improved.

Ernest Barnsley

The garden was also drawn up by Ernest Barnsley as he was designing the house and it is still his layout which survives in the garden today, with terrace, topiary, leisure garden, herbaceous borders and walled garden.

There is a strong architectural style close to the house, which gradually gives way to less formality and open farmland as one moves away from
the house. Interest continues all year round with snowdrops, spring bulbs, roses and herbaceous planting. Emphasis is placed on looking after the birds and butterflies in the garden and they are much in evidence when you visit (weather permitting).

Flowering Garden

There 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.

Snowdrop Display

Snowdrops (Genus Galanthus) feature strongly at Rodmarton Manor where there are at least 150 different sorts, some small, some huge, with many different markings – some yellow and some green and including many rare ones.
They flower from October to March with the main ones flowering January/ February.

There are likely to be other winter flowers such as Crocus, Hellebores, Cyclamen, Aconites. In the event of hard frost or snow it is advisable to telephone before visiting.