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Sudeley Castle Gardens

by on Sep.05, 2012, under Britain, English Gardens

Tucked away in the northern edge of the Cotswolds, this formal garden has a variety separate gardens to suit most tastes.

Warm Border

Warm Border


The resting place of Henry VIII’s wife Katherine Parr, Sudeley Castle is set on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment just above the village of Winchcombe. Split into numerous distinctive individual gardens, it feels like visiting multiple different gardens in quick succession. And the gardens are also home to St Mary’s Church, where Katherine Parr’s body lies.

“The Queen’s Garden” is quite a large formal rose garden, with yew hedges surrounding several rose beds.

Knot Garden

Knot Garden


Between the main castle building and the ruined dining hall lies the immaculate Knot garden. This eyecatching design takes days to trim, but is a mesmerizing patterned box layout.

Other highlights include the TIthe Barn ruins next to the carp pond, a small White Garden next to the church and the beautiful large borders of the Secret Garden.

To find our more (including details for visiting) go to Sudeley Castle web site.

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