National Trust – Hidcote
Hidcote is an Arts and Crafts-inspired garden with intricately designed outdoor spaces in the Cotswold hills.
Hidcote is a world-famous Arts and Crafts-inspired garden nestled in a North Cotswold hamlet, created by passionate plantsman and talented designer, Major Lawrence Johnston. Covering an area of 10.5 acres the garden takes visitors on a journey through intimate formal areas revealing a different atmosphere or new vista at every turn.
Smaller, more formal garden ‘rooms’ near the house, give way to more natural areas that blend in with the surrounding countryside further away. There is a central axis running from East to West and another North to South, forming corridors off which the garden rooms can be found, each one with its own character and personality.
Using Hidcote as a ‘blank canvas’, Lawrence Johnston designed the garden in phases from 1907 to 1938. He furnished borders with newly discovered plants and exotic rarities gathered during plant collecting expeditions from around the world.
In 1948 Lawrence Johnston gifted Hidcote, now a Grade I listed garden, to the National Trust, becoming the first garden-only property in the Trust’s care.
Hidcote’s calendar is packed full of talks, behind-the-scenes tours and events throughout the year. You can discover the programme and how to book here.
Café and Shop
Tuck into light bites and hot and cold drinks at Winthrop’s Café or The Barn Kiosk (takeaway only). Afterwards, head to the National Trust shop, plant centre and second-hand book store, where you'll find a huge range of gifts and souvenirs on sale.