Discover Westonbirt House & Gardens
The grounds of Westonbirt School, now known as Westonbirt Heritage Gardens, have been hailed as “the most historically significant private gardens in Gloucestershire”. They were laid out primarily by Robert Holford as the private gardens to Westonbirt House, his country seat.
His estate also included the National Arboretum at Westonbirt, also planted by Holford but now owned by the Forestry Commission. Like Westonbirt House, the Gardens are Grade I listed and full of fascinating features.
Among their 23 acres are extensive terraced pleasure gardens, Italianate walled gardens, fountains and pools, statuary and stonework, a grotto, a grass amphitheatre and woodland walks by a lake. There are also many fine specimen trees, including six “champion” trees, i.e. the largest or oldest of their kind in the UK. Until recently, these gardens could be enjoyed only by the staff and pupils of the school, but they are now open to the public during certain holiday periods. The house and gardens may also be hired for private functions.
Westonbirt Garden Dinner Bed & Breakfast Deal £129.00*
Stay at The Ormond for £129 per night and get two tickets to Westonbirt Garden within the price. Included is a two course dinner for two people and breakfast in the morning.
To book call 0166 505690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
* Does not include Friday or Saturday night stays.
2013 Public Garden Dates 2pm to 5pm:
March: Sun 31
April: Mon 1, Sun 7, Mon 8, Mon 15
May: Mon 6, Mon 27, Tues 28, Wed 29, Thurs 30, Fri 31
July: Sun 7, Mon 8, Sun 14, Mon 15, Mon 22, Mon 29
August: Mon 6, Sun 12, Mon 13, Sun 19, Mon 20, Sun 26, Mon 27
September: Sun 2
October: Thurs 25 – Wed 31 inclusive
2013 House & Garden open to the public 11am -5pm
February: Sun 17
April: Sun 14
May: Sun 5
June: Sun 2, Sun 23
July: Sun 21, Sun 28
August: Sun 4, Sun 25
September: Sun 29
October: Sun 27