Our beautiful gardens have been named among the top to visit in the UK.

Sudeley Castle and Gardens has received the accolade following a poll by the readers of Garden News magazine. The poll, which was carried out over the summer, names the UK’s top 100 gardens to visit for 2018/19.

As the Cotswolds’ most charming visitor attraction, Sudeley Castle has 10 award-winning gardens within its grounds, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Cotswold Hills. They are an ever-evolving showcase of the best of what each season has to offer and, as the seasons start to change and shades of orange, yellow and red begin to colour the countryside, Autumn is the perfect opportunity to enjoy them.

Lakeside photo of autumn coloured foliage at Sudeley

From the tranquillity of the Knot Garden or the magnificence and grandeur of the Queens’ Garden, there is a vast array of flowers, shrubs, trees and herbs to delight the senses. Throughout the Autumn months, highlights include the golden yellow of the lime and tulip trees and the burned orange of the Persian ironwood.

Many visitors enjoy the peaceful, country-cottage-style of the Secret Garden, which flowers right up until October. Our Tudor physic garden is also popular, featuring a host of herbs used as culinary plants or medical remedies in years gone by. It has been designed to pay homage to the ancient wisdom of Sudeley’s former inhabitants.

Aerial shot above Sudeley's lawns. Lush grass and flower blooms in abundance.

Sudeley Castle general manager, Wendy Walton, said: “Our team of gardeners work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure our gardens always look their best. We are very pleased that our beautiful gardens have been recognised as the local, and national, gem that they are.”

Garden News editor Simon Caney said: “We know our readers love visiting gardens to draw inspiration and ideas they can take home. It was great to see how many different gardens received votes from which we were able to put together the list of the Best 100 Gardens throughout the country. It’s been a fascinating poll that really seems to have captured the imagination of our readers.”

A shot inside Sudeley's Physic Garden

If you would like to volunteer with the gardens team at Sudeley Castle, contact head gardener, Stephen Torode, on Stephen.torode@sudeley.org.uk or phone 01242 602 308.

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