Bluebell Cottage Gardens

To get the most from your visit we suggest allowing a couple of hours to enjoy the gardens, wildflower meadow and bluebell woods to the full. Our tea room, recently described by one visitor as 'charmingly rustic', offers a selection of tea and cakes, cold drinks and ice cream.

The gardens are now closed until April 2017. See Visitor Information for details of our 2017 opening times.

What to see

The garden wraps around Bluebell Cottage (our home), with winding paths enticing the visitor to explore its many different sections. There's a very productive small orchard, undersown with a pretty wildflower meadow.

At the top of the garden, modern perennial planting draws the eye across wide borders - but do stop and peer through the hedge at the top of the garden to look for canal boats. Around the house smaller cottage borders are packed with paeonies, roses and pinks. Through a little arch the exotic garden beckons, rich in late summer with bold foliage and bright colours.

Beyond lies the cottage veg plot, neatly set out in smart box hedges. Do stop and admire the chickens in the corner pen - the cockerel especially loves attention.

Finally, the grasses garden, a quiet still space to hide away for a while and just listen to the bird song around you.

Admission Prices

Adults £3.50, RHS members free, children free. We are participants in the BBC GW magazine "2-for-1" offer on production of a valid card.

If you have any unanswered questions about visiting the Bluebell Cottage Gardens, please do not hesitate to contact us.