It had been a long-held desire to visit the famous Hidcote garden in Gloucestershire. I finally achieved that ambition this summer. The garden is famous for its design in the Arts and Crafts style.
At first sight, the garden seemed much smaller than I had expected. The garden gradually revealed in a series of rooms, regularly surprising with a glimpse through to a new section. The enclosed formality of the inner sections gradually gives way to a more naturalistic, open areas.
The garden is maintained by the National Trust. Some volunteers were just completing a busy session as we arrived. The National Trust is heavily reliant on its volunteers. Many gardens have struggled to maintain their pristine standards during the Coronavirus lockdown. Various parts of the garden had apologetic notices. It seems that rabbits, badgers and moles had taken advantage of the absence of humans to reek some havoc on the lawns in particular. We enjoyed our visit nonetheless. Here’s a photo blog of our visit.
References and Further Reading
- Gammack, Helene (2015): Hidcote. National Trust
- National Trust (2021): Hidcote.
- National Trust (2020): Behind the scenes at Hidcote: a memorable garden cared for by the National Trust. YouTube. 3 November 2020
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