Flower Power…Dormy House is uniquely situated for garden enthusiasts.
Not only were our borders designed by top garden designer and TV presenter Chris Beardshaw, we happen to have 30 wonderful gardens to visit in a 30-mile radius of the hotel. Oh, and a fabulous private Japanese garden on our own Farncombe Estate. Just ask us, and we’ll lend you the key.
1. Farncombe Japanese Garden On the Farncombe Estate
This private Japanese garden offers magnificent vistas framed by delicate trees, beautiful streams and ponds, stone lanterns, oriental flowers and, above all, tranquillity.
2. Mill Dene
This English Country garden features a fruit garden, wonderful views over the hills and cream teas by the mill pond.
This Indian-inspired romantic water garden is a fine example of the Picturesque style.
4. Bourton House Gardens
This thee-acre garden features imaginative topiary including knot garden and parterre, water features and unique shade house.
5. Snowshill Manor Gardens
This charming organic garden surrounds a stunning Tudor Manor House.
6. Kiftsgate Court Gardens
Kiftsgate Court Gardens are magnificently situated on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, with views towards the Malvern Hills.
7. Hidcote Manor Gardens
The National Trust’s flagship garden, with many beautiful “rooms” that are wonderful to visit all year round. There is a café and plant shop in the 10.5 acre grounds.
8. Batsford Arboretum
Home to one of the finest botanical collections in the country and with stunning views of the Evenlode Valley, Batsford has its own Garden Centre and Café.
9. Hailes Abbey
The beautiful ruins of the once-wealthy Hailes Abbey are set amid delightful Cotswold countryside.
10. Stanway House Gardens
The centre-piece of the garden is the magnificent fountain, one of the tallest in Britain.
11. Chastleton House Gardens
The gardens have a typical Elizabethan layout, with a ring of fascinating topiary at the heart.
12. Ragley Hall Gardens
Visit the beautiful Rose Garden and Prairie Garden throughout the summer months.
13. Sudeley Castle Gardens
These award-winning gardens have been lovingly restored and redesigned to complement the elegance and tranquillity of the castle and its ruins.
14. Nash’s House Gardens
Visit the site of Shakespeare’s final home and view the beautiful surrounding garden, including the traditional knot garden.
15. Throckmorton Family Gardens
The centrepiece at Throckmorton is the famous walled garden, with a concentration of roses and herbaceous plants.
16. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage is a thatched farmhouse with stunning grounds and gardens.
17. Charlecote Park
A 16th century country house owned by the National Trust and surrounded by Capability Brown landscapes. There are woodland walks, deer and views across the River Avon.
18. Pittville Park
This attractive Regency park in Cheltenham spans more than 80 acres and includes an ornamental lake with elegant bridges.
19. Imperial Gardens
Each year, approximately 25,000 bedding plants are used to produce the magnificent floral displays enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year.
20. Spetchley Park Gardens
This is a garden of contrasts, where winding paths lead you from the quintessentially English to the unmistakably Mediterranean.
21. Upton House Gardens
A series of terraces and herbaceous borders all lead to the tranquil water garden and spring bulb displays.
22. Capability Brown Gardens at Warwick Castle
The Conservatory and Peacock Garden consists of a number of topiary peacocks, manicured hedges and beautiful pond and fountain.
23. Barnsley House Gardens
The hotel features a stunning country house garden by Rosemary Verey. Stroll through sunny terraces, formal lawns, ancient meadows and wildernesses.
24. Farnborough Hall Gardens
This picturesque landscape garden with two temples and a terrace with long views, along with a series of waterside and woodland paths to enjoy
25. Little Malvern Court and Gardens
Stepping out of this 15th Century Prior’s Hall, you’ll find 10 acres to explore, along with the magnificent views over the Severn Valley.
26. Blenheim Palace and Gardens
The Palace and its parkland are a World heritage site and feature Water Terraces, an Italian Garden, Secret Garden and Rose Garden and the famous Marlborough Maze.
27. Cerney House Gardens
Discover wildlife and woodland walks through this 40-acre Cotswold parkland.
28. Baddesley Clinton
This moated Manor House has a medieval stew-pond, a lakeside trail, and a nature walk.
29. Croome Park
Take scenic strolls around the serpentine lake, the park’s major focal point.
30. Buscot Park
Woodland walks lead to one of Britain’s finest water gardens and an unusual marriage of Italianate formality with an English parkland landscape.