Guy’s Cliffe Walled Garden Trust : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Walled Garden was originally part of the kitchen garden for Guy’s Cliffe House from at least the 1770s to the late 1940s. In recent years the garden had become totally overgrown & derelict. Clearance work on the site started in January 2014. Since then volunteers have contributed over 17,500 hours of work to bring the garden back to life.
The aim of the volunteer project is to restore the walls and glasshouses and return the site to a working Georgian/
Victorian kitchen garden for the enjoyment and educational benefit of the community, and to give an insight into how the garden supported an important country house. The garden is listed as a Grade II site by English Heritage on the Register of Parks & Gardens of Special Historic Interest.
This year from April to October we are open to the public from 10am to 3.30pm on every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday, as well as Bank Holidays in April, May & August. Then through November & December we shall be open Fridays and Sundays. Special Event Days in 2018, with catering, activities & information boards, will be:
Easter Monday 2nd April
Sunday 17th June
Saturday 21st July (National Garden Scheme day)
Sat & Sun 15th & 16th September (Heritage weekend)
Entry is free (except on the charity NGS Day 21 July when
there is a £3 charge for adults).
Donations are always very welcome to help keep the restoration project running.
If you are interested in
helping to restore the
garden, please come to
one of our volunteer days.
You can follow our progress and receive updates by
signing up to our email list.
Click on the link below:
The Walled Garden before restoration
work began in January 2014
The Walled Garden is behind Hintons
Access & parking via Hintons Nursery, Coventry Road,
Warwick CV34 5FJ
Visitor & Volunteer Dates 2018
Visitors are welcome on all these dates when volunteers will be working in the garden.
From April to end of October:
Every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
Plus Bank Holiday Mondays:
2 April, 7 May, 28 May, 27 August
Upcoming Special Event days:
Saturday 21 July (NGS)
Sat & Sun 15 & 16 September (Heritage Weekend)
New volunteers are always welcome,
even if staying only for an hour or two.
* Tea & coffee are available for volunteers
but please bring your own lunch if you
are staying all day.
*Tools and gloves provided.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in November, we are creating our own 'Weeping Wall' of poppies in memory of all those who lost their lives in the Great War. The display has been made by our volunteers from used plastic bottles which we have been collecting and painting over the last few months.
We aimed to get our display in place by the end of May to also remember Sub-Lieutenant Algernon Percy, heir to the Guy's Cliffe estate, who died when his ship HMS Queen Mary was sunk at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916. The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval battle of the First World War. Over 200 ships in total were involved and 14 British vessels were sunk. 6,000 British sailors were lost.
A new bug house in the garden built by one of our volunteers.
|The Walled Garden|
|The Families at Guy's Cliffe|
|2014 Our First Year|
|2015 Our Second Year|
|2016 Picture Gallery|
|Heritage Weekend 2016 pictures|
|2017 Picture Gallery|