Rodmarton Manor, Nr. Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Please note that no dogs are allowed in the Garden or Plant Fair (except assistance dogs)
Rodmarton Manor is an Arts and Crafts house designed and built in the early 20th Century for Claud and Margaret Biddulph. The architect, Ernest Barnsley, not only designed the house but also laid out the garden. Barnsley had moved to nearby Sapperton in the late 1800's, along with his brother Sidney and colleague Ernest Gimson. There they set up workshops following the ideals of hand craftsmanship and local materials. Whilst Ernest Barnsley was the architect, Sidney made much of the furniture and many fittings for the house.
Visitors to the garden today will still see Barnsley's original layout. The overall design, to the south and west of the house, is for a declining formality the further one gets away from the house. Immediately to the south is the terrace with topiary, adjoining which is the winter garden with further topiary and pleached lime trees. Beyond these areas are the white border to the south and main herbaceous borders to the west. Further to the south is the daffodil paddock and farmland beyond, whilst the westernmost area is the Wild Garden, which is more woodland in style.
PLEASE NOTE: The House itself is not open for general admission during the event. However, Rodmarton are offering two guided tours, at 12:00pm and 2:30pm, for an additional fee of £5 per person, payable at the House entrance. Spaces are limited to 35 per tour, available on a first come, first serve basis, and start from the House entrance.
Entrance £5.00, includes the Fair and Gardens.
This is a substantial reduction on the normal garden admission fee!
Children under 16 free.
CASH OR CHEQUES ONLY
Main car park adjacent to the garden entrance. Blue badge parking just inside the garden entrance.
Majority of the gardens accessible to wheelchairs and scooters.
Accessible toilet available.