Guy’s Cliffe Walled Garden Trust      :       Email: trustees@guyscliffewalledgarden.org.uk

Welcome to Guy’s Cliffe Walled Garden

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

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Facebook group at

“Guy’s Cliffe Walled Garden”

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The Walled Garden is behind Hintons
Nursery.  

 

Access & parking via Hintons Nursery, Coventry Road,

Guy’s Cliffe,

Warwick  CV34 5FJ


> Click here for map



Visitor & Volunteer Dates 2018

10am-3.30pm


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.

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Artichoke flowers  Newsletter: Review of 2017     Our Weeping Wall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1

“An amazing example of the

power of volunteering.”

Warwick Open Gardens 2017

“It’s just a wonderful garden to be in.”

Mark Lane, BBC Gardeners’ World 2017

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 smart new bug house


A new bug house in the garden built by one of our volunteers.