Sudeley Castle Garden Guided ToursPosted: 2009-06-07
Sudeley Castle is a historic house built upon a medieval castle. It is located in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, in the north Cotswolds, just a few miles from where I live. I've had the pleasure of visiting Sudeley on several occasions, so it was with some interest that I read that the gardens have been voted one of the top five gardens to visit in the southwest by readers of Gardeners World magazine.
Now visitors can tour the gardens on special guided tours led by the Sudeley gardeners themselves during the week of 8-14 June.
Rose Week Garden Tours
Sudeley’s magnificent gardens are celebrated annually during Rose Week, which this year takes place from Monday 8th to Sunday 14th June. Tours with the Sudeley gardeners are being offered at 11am and 2.00pm daily from Monday to Wednesday and Historic Garden Tours, which encompass the history of the Castle and the development of the gardens, will take place at 11.00am and 2.00pm daily from Thursday to Sunday.
If you pick up a copy of the Gardener's World magazine at newsagents you will get a free ‘Gardens to Visit’ guide and 2 for 1 entry offers for the winning gardens on the reader's list.
As I mentioned, I've had occasion to visit Sudeley on several occasions, and it is one of my favourite historic places in the UK. Aside from the gardens, which, though lovely, are only a moderate size by stately home standards, there is a wealth of historic interest at Sudeley, including the tomb of Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's last wife, who died here. And the village of Winchcombe itself is a beautiful place; look for the collection of amusing gargoyles on the old parish church.
And here's our own information on visiting Sudeley Castle