Hidcote Manor, Gloucestershire

I have visited Hidcote many times over the years.The garden is divided into a series of ‘outdoor rooms’, each with its own character.Each garden room provides a new view and range of plants in which to sit and enjoy. The formality of the ‘rooms’ melts away as you move through the garden away from the house.

Passion for plants

Lawrence Johnston created the garden at Hidcote and was passionate about plants. He went to endless trouble and expense to find unusual varieties that would bring colour, scent, shape and texture to the garden from all over the world.