Stourton House Flower Garden
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Not to be confused with its famous neighbour, Stourhead Gardens, this delightful oasis of calm is the creation of Elizabeth Bullivant, who even has a Viburnum plicatum (Japanese snowball) named after her.
Beginning in the early 1960s, Bullivant and her husband Anthony created an eccentric and appealing flower garden from the neglected gardens of the old Stourhead rectory. They planted a leylandii to create privacy, and the hedge is now 12 feet tall. There is a small lake where dragonflies soar, and a profusion of magnolia and huge rhododendrons.
Nature is not conquered here; it is encouraged to thrive; so the lawns are not mowed, wildflowers are encouraged, and natural plants outnumber grass. Teasel is a favourite, as are spring flowers such as daffodils, and over 270 varieties of hydrangeas in autumn. In September there is a flower gala in St Peter's church in Stourhead, with over 1000 flowers from the gardens on show.
Not just the garden is filled with unusual and colourful flowers, so are the tasty looking cakes in the tea shop.
About Stourton House Flower Garden
Address: Stourton, Warminster, Wiltshire, England, BA12 6QF
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: Adjacent to the NT's Stourhead, 2 miles north west of Mere, on the B3092
Phone: 01747 840 417
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Stourhead - 0.1 miles (Garden)
Stourton, St Peter's Church - 0.3 miles (Historic Church)
Mere, St Michael's Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Maiden Bradley, All Saints Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church)
Kingston Deverill, St Mary's Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church)
Horningsham, St John the Baptist Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church)
Longleat - 5.8 miles (Historic House)
Brixton Deverill, St Michael's Church - 5.9 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Stourton House Flower Garden:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01747 861 211
Alternate Tel: 01747 860 341
Fax: 01747 861 127