Spend some time at Stone House Cottage Gardens and experience the beauty of nature.
STONE HOUSE COTTAGE GARDEN & NURSERY
You may have seen many gardens but you probably haven’t experienced anything quite as wonderful as those of Stone House Cottage Gardens. This is truly a hidden gem that demonstrates how an English cottage garden and its buildings can become a natural work of art.
If you’re looking to take a few ours out of a busy day and recharge then you should definitely pay a visit to this exceptional garden. Relax, get some fresh air and enjoy.
The Stone House Cottage garden was developed in 1975 by Louisa and James Arbuthnott and built within what was once a walled kitchen garden. Although the garden is just one acre, it seems to be much bigger with hidden treasures tucked away around every corner. The hedges of the garden divide it into various partitions creating a multitude of varied habitats in which many rare species of plants are grown.
In amongst the plants, and sometimes covered by them, are a host of old brick follies including two towers, gazebos and secluded lookouts. There is something wonderful and mysterious about this garden that captures your imagination. During spring it is a riot of colour as the flowers come into bloom. During the hotter summer months it’s a tranquil green oasis with splashes of brilliance as the later flowering shrubs take centre stage. If you love to see unusual and rare plants then this garden is the perfect place to visit. Some of the plants in the garden include Allium hollandicum, Anthriscus sylvestris, Tamarix gallica, Actinidia kolomikta, Cilanthus puniceus and many more.
This wonderful cottage garden is approximately two miles east of Kidderminster located on the main road to the market town of Bromsgrove. The access driveway can be found next to Stone Church and leads up to the parking area. The gardens are usually open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from the start of April until the end of August between the hours of 10.00am and 5.pm. The gardens also feature a nursery from which you can buy many beautiful plants.
ADDRESS & CONTACT
Stone House Cottage Gardens, Church Lane, Nr Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England – DY10 4BG
Sat Nav Postcode: DY10 4BG
Sat Nav Postcode Parking: DY10 4BG