M5 Military re-enactment
Spetchley Park Gardens,
Tel : +44 01453 810303
This lovely 30-acre garden is owned by the Berkeley family. Here you will find most aspects of gardening, the formal and informal, woodland and herbaceous. A garden full of secrets, every corner reveals some new vista, some new treasure of the plant world, whether it be tree, shrub or plant.
The exuberant planning, the peaceful walks, make this an oasis of enjoyment and quiet. The visitor will find a vast collection of plants, many of which are rarely seen outside the major Botanical Gardens. A special Millennium Garden was created in 2000 comprising both a sunken garden and Italianate-style covered walkways.
April and May produce a wonderful display of spring bulbs, especially daffodils, as well as flowering trees and shrubs. The large collection of roses, both old-fashioned and modern, come into their own in June and July, whilst July, August and September reveal the great herbaceous borders in all their glory. Late September sees the start of the Autumn tints. This is indeed a garden for all Seasons, and has been described as one of horticulture's best-kept secrets.
Close by is the Deer Park with its fine herds of red and fallow deer. This has changed little since the 17th Century and makes a delightful walk. We do stock our own venison throughout the Autumn and Winter. Please contact us to make enquiries or to place an order.
A specialist plant fair will be held on 22 April in the Gardens. Gates will open at 11am and it will be a £5 entry for adults. It is the perfect place to find something for you garden. 18 & 19 August will be a weekend of Military Re-enactment spread over 5 periods of history. Come and see how our ancestors used to live, eat and fight from the Middle Ages through to World War 2. Entry will be £7.50 for adults and £2.50 for children.
The garden is open in 2012 from 21 March to 30 September from Wednesdays to Sunday (and on Bank Holiday Mondays) and also on Saturdays and Sundays in October. For further details including admission charges, telephone 01453 810303 or 01905 345213. We are delighted to announce that re-known Worcester caterers Chanterelles will continue to provide superb food from our Tearoom where you will be treated to light lunches and traditional English tea. Coach parties are welcome and guided tours are available, both by prior arrangement. Disabled toilet facilities are available. Unfortunately, because of the nature of the environment, wheelchair access is limited.
Leave M5 at J7. Take A44 signposted Evesham/Worcester South. Go straight over 1st roundabout (A44), right at the 2nd roundabout (A44) and right at the 3rd roundabout Evesham to Stratford (A44). Shortly after crossing M5 you will pass under a white footbridge; the entrance to the gardens is 100 yards past this on the right hand side.
By Public Transport
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