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 14,000 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.
The garden is open to the general public on event & volunteer days, from 10am to 3.30pm. Our programme of full Open Days for 2017 has now completed. The next Open Day with information sign boards and refreshments will be in Spring 2018.
From March to October, visitors are especially welcome on the
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month to see our progress. We put out a limited amount of sign boards on these days.
Visitors are also welcome to pop in on any of our normal volunteer days when we are working in the garden to chat to volunteers and to follow our progress.
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
Volunteer Dates 2017
We shall be working in the garden between
10 am - 3.30 pm on the following dates.
Visitors are always welcome on these days.
Tuesday 10th October
Sunday 15th Oct (informal visitor day)
Friday 20th October
Wednesday 25th October
Monday 30th October
Sunday 5th November
Thursday 9th November
Wednesday 15th November
Monday 20th November
Tuesday 28th November
Monday 4th December
Sunday 10th December
Wednesday 20th December
Thursday 28th December
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.
Despite the rather mixed weather, we were very pleased to welcome 850 visitors to the Walled Garden over the September Heritage Open Weekend. Many had seen the item about us on BBC Gardeners’ World on 11 August.
We had a great team of volunteers on hand to talk to the visitors about the history of the garden and the flowers, vegetables and fruit we are growing. The flower border down the central path was looking particularly magnificent.
|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|