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Lisa Edinborough


Hidcote Bartrim,
Nr Chipping Campden,
GL55 6LR


Hidcote Manor Garden is one of England's great gardens, famous for its rare trees and shrubs, herbaceous borders and unusual plants from all over the world.

The 300 acre estate, comprising of farmland, the Manor and the hamlet of Hidcote Bartrim, was purchased in 1907 by Gertrude Winthrop, an American widow and her son, Major Lawrence Johnston.

Johnston began to create the garden from a ten acre field containing just a few trees. He divided the garden into a series of outdoor "rooms" using hedges and walls. Each room was designed to have its own special and unique character.

During the 1920s, Johnston travelled widely, taking part in many plant-hunting expeditions to China and South Africa. He carefully collected only the finest plants to bring back to his garden.

As well as developing Hidcote, Johnston also began to create another garden, "Serre de la Madone", near Menton in the South of France. He would spend the winter at Serre growing more tender plants.

Lawrence Johnston presented the property to the National Trust in 1948. He retired soon after to Menton, where he died 10 years later. He is buried next to his mother in the churchyard at Mickelton, just a short distance from the garden he created at Hidcote.

Facilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Suitablity for the Disabled: Limited. WC. Restaurant: Licensed.

Opening details

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Standard Price:Whole Property - Adult: £9.50, Child: £4.75, Family: £23.60, Group adult: £8.90, Group child: £4.45.

Gift Aid Price:Whole Property - Adult: £10.50, Child: £5.25, Family: £26.00.



    4 miles NE of Chipping Campden; 8 miles S of Stratford-upon-Avon and signposted from B4632, close to the village of Mickleton.

    Parking: free


    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

    Suitablity for the Disabled: Limited. WC. Restaurant: Licensed.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis gravel
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
    • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
    • YesWheelchairs provided
      • YesFree
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system


    • YesSteps to the main entrance
      • 3
        Number of steps to entrance
    • YesEntrance is well lit


    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesSugar free (diabetic)
      • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
      • YesLow potassium
      • YesLow sodium
      • YesNut free
      • YesAdditive free
      • YesOrganic
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu


    • Approximately one third of garden accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs/scooters hired out on a first-come first-serve basis.

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