There are plenty of gardens close by with rare and unusual plants, fascinating wildlife and fun activities for children.
Witley Court & Gardens
Wander through the intricate parterres in the gardens surrounding the ruins of Witley Court. With woodland paths rich with wildlife and a wilderness play area for kids, it’s a great family day out.
Visit the Witley Court website to find out more.
The Arley Arboretum is home to a spectacular display of trees, designed to offer something to visitors at all times of the year. There are also fun activities for children, including an outdoor adventure play area and a dinosaur trail.
Visit the Arley Arboretum website to find out more.
Stretching out over 134 acres, Bodenham Arboretum features mature woodland, rare trees and pools and lakes filled with wildlife. The working farmland provides beef, lamb and pork for the on-site restaurant.
Visit the Bodenham Arboretum website to find out more.
Hanbury Hall & Gardens
Hanbury Hall is an 18th-century house set within 20 acres of gardens, lovingly restored by the National Trust. Organic produce grown in the formal vegetable garden is sold fresh on-site and used to supply the Hanbury tearoom kitchen.
Visit the Hanbury Hall website to find out more.
Morton Hall Gardens
Morton Hall Gardens are alive with striking colour and beauty throughout the year. Stone and pebble paths wind through the peaceful gardens, where vibrant flowers, verdant shrubs and tall trees flourish.
Visit the Morton Hall Gardens website to find out more.
The Picton Garden
Family-run since 1906, The Picton Garden and Old Court Nurseries feature a wide array of rare and unusual plants. The garden’s specialist collection of asters covers over 400 varieties.
Visit the Picton Garden website to find out more.
Spetchley Park Gardens
Set in the idyllic Worcestershire countryside, these historic Victorian gardens are surrounded by lakes and ancient parkland. Formal hedges and plantings meet wildflowers and open lawns where children can run and play.
Visit the Spetchley Park Gardens website to find out more.
Stone House Cottage Garden
Stone House Cottage is a small and intimate garden and nursery divided by hedges. The Cottage specialises in wall shrubs and climbers, which adorn the garden’s brick walls and follies.
Visit the Stone House Cottage website to find out more.