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Westonbirt School Gardens

Tetbury

28 acres. Former private garden of Robert Holford, founder of Westonbirt Arboretum. Formal Victorian gardens incl walled Italian garden now restored with early herbaceous borders and exotic border. Rustic walks, lake, statuary and grotto. Rare, exotic trees and shrubs. Beautiful views of Westonbirt House open with guided tours to see fascinating Victorian interior on designated days of the year.
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    THE GARDENS AT WESTONBIRT

    The Holford Gardens and Parkland at Westonbirt include ornate buildings in an impressive landscape. The estate was laid out by three generations of the Holford family - from the early 1800s to 1926 - but created primarily by Robert Stayner Holford between 1839 and 1892. Much of the original exceptional character remains, and whilst some of the stonework in the Victorian Gardens is now at serious risk, some of the many beautiful features have been repaired - the most recent being the magnificent double-pond.

    The high quality architectural features of the Gardens at Westonbirt range from elaborate pavilions and richly decorated archways in the Italian Gardens to terrace walks with balustrade and ornamental fountains. Many of these were designed under the guidance of Lewis Vulliamy (1791- 1871) and predate the building of the house.

    Sir Roy Strong describes the Grade 1 Listed Italian Gardens as 'one of the most amazing and exotic built garden structures to survive from the High Victorian era'. Cotswold Life have said it to be 'the finest ensemble of Victorian architecture, landscape and gardens in the Cotswolds'.
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Features and Attractions

Afternoon tea with sandwiches and scones available for pre-booked private tours, groups of 10-60.

For other opening times and information, please phone, email or visit garden website.

Westonbirt School Gardens- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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Owner Information

Holfords of Westonbirt Trust
01666 881373
jbaker@holfordtrust.com
http://www.holfordtrust.com

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How to find us

Westonbirt School Gardens
Tetbury
Gloucestershire
GL8 8QG

3m SW of Tetbury.
Accessibility information

Only some parts of garden accessible to wheelchairs. Ramps and lift allow access to house.

More about Westonbirt School Gardens

THE GARDENS AT WESTONBIRT

The Holford Gardens and Parkland at Westonbirt include ornate buildings in an impressive landscape. The estate was laid out by three generations of the Holford family - from the early 1800s to 1926 - but created primarily by Robert Stayner Holford between 1839 and 1892. Much of the original exceptional character remains, and whilst some of the stonework in the Victorian Gardens is now at serious risk, some of the many beautiful features have been repaired - the most recent being the magnificent double-pond.

The high quality architectural features of the Gardens at Westonbirt range from elaborate pavilions and richly decorated archways in the Italian Gardens to terrace walks with balustrade and ornamental fountains. Many of these were designed under the guidance of Lewis Vulliamy (1791- 1871) and predate the building of the house.

Sir Roy Strong describes the Grade 1 Listed Italian Gardens as 'one of the most amazing and exotic built garden structures to survive from the High Victorian era'. Cotswold Life have said it to be 'the finest ensemble of Victorian architecture, landscape and gardens in the Cotswolds'.
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