Kiftsgate Court Gardens is situated above the village of Mickleton in the county of Gloucestershire, England, in the far north of the county close to the county border with both Worcestershire and Warwickshire.Plan to visit Kiftsgate Court Gardens during your Chipping Campden vacation using our convenient Chipping Campden trip itinerary site.
The gardens, famed for its roses, are the creation of three generations of women gardeners. Started by Heather Muir in the 1920s, continued by Diany Binny from 1950 and now looked after by Anne Chambers and her husband. Kiftsgate Court is now the home of the Chambers family.
The Kiftsgate Hundred was the ancient area surrounding Chipping Campden. Today the 'Kiftsgate Hundred' stone, where the elders met to administer justice, stands in Weston Park Wood above Chipping Campden. Included in the Hundred was Mickleton, called Mycclantune, meaning 'big village'. It is a few hundred yards from Hidcote Manor Garden owned by the National Trust.
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Top marks in all departments. We usually visit Hidcote and Kiftsgate around May and are never disappointed. These gardens at Kiftsgate are well maintained and always a delight to visit. Kiftsgate is.... more
Top marks in all departments. We usually visit Hidcote and Kiftsgate around May and are never disappointed. These gardens at Kiftsgate are well maintained and always a delight to visit. Kiftsgate is.... more »
Kiftsgate gardens is now in its third generation of female ownership and is breathtakingly beautiful. The house, which is private, is set atop a hill with the grounds set across a series of terraces..... more
Kiftsgate gardens is now in its third generation of female ownership and is breathtakingly beautiful. The house, which is private, is set atop a hill with the grounds set across a series of terraces..... more »
I visited Kiftsgate Court Gardens on Wednesday 29 June 2022. The coach drop off point was in the car park right next to the entrance to the garden. Through a brick archway and over slightly uneven ground are clean male and female toilets. Also by the entrance (and exit) is s tea room with outside table and chairs. As I have reduced mobility, I did not attempt the steep slope down to the celebrated rose gardens, but members of the coach party informed me that even more care needs to be taken coming up as going down. There are sign posts in the garden warning of possible trip hazards. Round the side of the house on the way to the modernistic water garden is a small enclosed fountain area with seating. I am not an expert on flowers but I felt the various areas planted out with many varieties of plants and shrubs both beautiful and with informative labels. There are several stone steps up and down the upper level and down to the lower pool which need to be negotiated with care. Quite by chance I encountered one of the owners of the house and gardens and we had an interesting chat about the history of the garden. Alas he has no intention of opening up the house itself! A minor caveat is that some members of the party felt that the plants on saly which are propagated from the garden were too pricey which is a shame as quite a few sales were lost. The garden is well worth further visits.
A beautiful garden with some lovely roses, all with wonderful scent. (Always so disappointing when they don't smell!) As well as some lovely traditional planting and flowers there are also a couple of unexpected areas which adds to the experience, and some beautiful and far-reaching views across the surrounding countryside. Take care on the descent to the half-moon pool as it is quite uneven and a little challenging! Overall well worth a visit.
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