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Cotswold Gardens

The Cotswolds is an outstandingly beautiful area, and it is rich in culture and history. For many people, when they are seeking to learn about the history of this wonderful part of the country, they visit museums and one of the many grade listed buildings. Another great way to experience the antiquity of the Cotswolds is by visiting one it's many exquisite gardens. In fact, Cotswolds gardens attract visitors from all over the world and many Cotswolds holidays focus mainly on exploring them.

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Gardens in the Cotswolds
The Abbey House Gardens is undisputedly one of the most popular Cotswolds gardens among tourists. From late March to October, people have the chance to stroll through the entire five acres of beautiful, privately owned gardens. With over 2,000 different species of roses, 2,000 other plant species and a number of wonderful medieval herb gardens, the Abbey House Gardens provide an excellent day trip for families on holidays in the Cotswolds. Another very popular and romantic garden comes in the form of the Cerney House Gardens. Found near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, this garden dates back to the Victorian era, and offers visitors countless acres of well-maintained and colourful gardens.

Other Gardens in the Cotswolds
It would be an offense to not visit the lovely Colesbourne Park during a holiday in the Cotswolds. Home to the Elwes family since the late 1700s, this park has often been called "England's greatest snowdrop garden" – and for a reason. With a collection of over 250 varieties of snowdrop spread throughout the ten acres, the Colesbourne Park has truly earned its reputation as one of the most popular gardens in the Cotswolds. The Conderton Manor is another popular tourist destination. Built in 1680, the land where the manor is situated features seven acres of lovely gardens. There, visitors can find wonderful collections of yew hedges and pleached limes.
Popular Gardens in the Cotswolds
When on holidays in the Cotswolds, lovers of nature will find themselves right at home in the stunning Dyrham Park. With its late 17th Century mansion and striking 270 acres of parkland, where trees seem to reach the sky and wildlife abounds, Dyrham Park should be on every tourist's list of Cotswolds gardens to visit. Another popular garden worth visiting that is open to the public is the Eastleach House Garden. With an entire 14 acres to explore, a visit to this garden makes for the perfect day trip.

Beautiful Gardens in the Cotswolds
Located in the heart of Gloucestershire, Highnam Court Gardens surround the 16th century historical house. Though they only open a few times a year, tourists should not miss the opportunity to visit this garden. It is especially beautiful in autumn when the trees take on glorious red and orange colours. The Kempsford Manor Gardens, with their impressive collection of snowdrops, also deserve a visit from tourists on holidays in the Cotswolds, as do the Kiftsgate Court Gardens and Hidcote Manor Garden.

The many gardens that can be found there reflect what the country is all about: culture, history and natural beauty. For the lovers of nature among us, they often prove to be the highlight of their trip. Still, regardless of visitors' interests, holidays in the Cotswolds are not complete without a visit to at least one of the many Cotswolds gardens that can be found in the area.

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