• Vicky

Hidcote Gardens

Updated: Apr 6, 2020

Last week George and I both had a weekday off together (which is practically unheard of!), so we decided to make the most of it and go exploring! That glorious Easter Bank Holiday weather we had was still hanging on by a thread, so I dug my denim shorts out for their first outing of the season.

If we want to go on a day trip last minute our first port of call is always The Cotswolds. Easy to get to and guaranteed rolling English Countryside, you can't go wrong.

We drove and parked at Hidcote Gardens in Gloucestershire, a stunning manor and grounds owned by the National Trust.

The gardens are absolutely stunning, and I mean stunning.

Sectioned into "rooms", each sub-garden has its own feel and features.

Stripe Top: Joules

Every corner more beautiful than the next.

The wisteria just starting to spring, whilst other florals were in full bloom.

Bed upon bed of gorgeous colours.

After exploring every corner and admiring every flower we headed out to take a hike in the countryside. We followed this route, but started at Hidcote rather than Mickleton (head left out of the National Trust entrance and follow the road down to Hidcote Boyce to get on the trail).

More flowers awaited us as we enjoyed the golden countryside.

After we'd walked far enough to earn our lunch, we headed back to the car and drove to Bourton-on-the-Water for cream tea at my favourite bakery. A perfect end to a day in The Wolds.

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