Cerney House Gardens, Gardens Cirencester, Gloucestershire - England where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


North Cerney Cirencester Gloucestershire England
Cerney House Gardens is a romantic, secret place in the Cotswolds, near to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. They are part of the home of Sir Michael and Lady Angus and their family. Set around a Victorian walled garden, they are described by Country Living as "what most people aspire to in their gardens – and few achieve". Organic in approach plants tumble happily over each other and fill the air with perfume. There are signs of pests and diseases but butterflies and bees give their seal of approval and add to the feeling of a special place. Herbaceous borders are packed with old-fashioned favourites and surrounded by roses and companion climbers. There is a working Kitchen Garden that supplies family, friends, visitors and some local businesses with fresh fruit and vegetables. Nothing is wasted. Surplus is turned into jams and chutneys and sold locally. The orchard is rich in fruit and is also home to Rosie and Mabel, the Berkshire pigs and Tin Opener the Exmoor ram. There is a well-labelled herb garden, once home to Boris the Roman snail. It has two areas one a medicinal garden all based on Culpepper that shows how the plants look, but makes no guarantees to the reliability of the cures, and then a culinary part that also shows you plants for infusions and teas. You can walk through the wild flower bank or the woodlands. Snowdrops give way to daffodils and carpets of bluebells follow early spring flowers. The summer is a tapestry of shape and colour that changes with the parkland trees to the rich colours of autumn. All this is shared with grazing sheep, happy pigs and chicken. And not forgetting Oscar the peacock! GAZEBO WALK - HERB GARDEN - VEGETABLE GARDEN - KNOT GARDEN - MAIN BORDERS - PATH BEDS - SHRUBBERIES - AVENUE BEDS - WILD FLOWER BANK - WOODLANDS.
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