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Great British Gardens - Kiftsgate Court Gardens

Kiftsgate Court Gardens, near Chipping Campden

Kiftsgate Court Gardens are magnificently situated garden on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment with views towards the Malvern Hills. This is one of the most romantic gardens in Britain, home of the famous Kiftsgate Rose, and a must visit!

Heather Muir created the garden at the 19th century Kiftsgate House from sloping woods and was helped by. Heather was helped  by her lifelong friend Lawrence Johnston who created Hidcote just 1 mile away. Since then the Garden has been developed and improved by two more women gardeners, the present one being Anne Chambers.

What to see?

  • Walk down steep paths to a beautiful pool on a terrace which is hidden from the rest of the garden, with the most fantastic views over the Cotswolds as well as plenty of places to sit to take in the atmosphere.
  • There are tulips in the Spring, but the roses are the true highlight of the garden - in June they scramble over trees and shrubs, but there are more formal shrub roses too!
  • There is a modern Garden Pool which was created for reflections and gives shade in the summer.

This garden should not be missed and is one of our favourites in the Cotswolds.
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When is Kiftsgate Garden open? Opening Times see latest information by visiting website. CLICK HERE

Is Kiftsgate Court Garden Dog Friendly?
Regret no

Are there refreshments at Kiftsgate
Yes - light lunches and teas

What is the best time to visit Kiftsgate Gardens?
The best time to visit is around mid June to mid July but it is beautiful any time

Can I buy plants at Kiftsgate Gardens?
There is a great selection of roses and other plants

How far is Hidcote Garden from Kiftsgate Garden?
About a mile

Is Kiftsgate Garden National Trust?

When is the best time to visit Kiftsgate?
June and July are the best months to visit for colour and scent but there is something to see all year round at Kiftsgate Court.

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  • Telephone: 01386 438777
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Street: Kiftsgate Court Gardens, Chipping Campden
  • Postcode: GL55 6LR
  • City: Gloucester
  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Country: United Kingdom


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