Visit the beautiful gardens of Shakespeare's England

 Whether you enjoy strolling around impressive parklands and formal gardens belonging to stately homes or prefer the intimacy of historic cottage gardens, prepare to be impressed with the spectacular array of gardens in this picturesque corner of Warwickshire.

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens are located in the hamlet of Shottery, just outside Stratford-upon-Avon. It was here, in this thatched farmhouse with charming gardens, that the young William Shakespeare courted his future bride at her family home.

The hidden hedged gardens of Warwick's Hill Close Gardens are rare survivals of Victorian gardens with summerhouses, along with heritage varieties of plants, trees, fruit and vegetables. The Master's Garden at the Lord Leycester Hospital is something very special in Warwick and well worth a visit. 

The award-winning 56-acre Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre is home to one of the largest private tree collections in the country – with interest all year round – while nearby Mill Dene Gardens is widely recognised as one of the most interesting and romantic gardens in the Cotswolds.

Step back in time with a visit to Kenilworth Castle and the authentically recreated Elizabethan Garden, discover the 120 acres of classical parkland landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown at Compton Verney or explore the beautiful grounds of Ragley Hall and Charlecote Park.

Download our garden's itinerary for more in depth details on the best gardens to see in our area. PDF iconGardens Itinerary.pdf

With so many gardens to choose from, there really is something for all gardeners and garden enthusiasts to enjoy in Warwickshire. We can also suggest places to stay to allow you to extend your visit.

Find out more about gardens in 2016 here -  Press Release - The gardens of Shakespeare's England 2016.pdf