Hill Close Gardens

Hill Close Gardens

The little window into our gardening past was only re-discovered in  1993, When gardens of this type had disappeared and been completely forgotten. In Victorian times. almost every town had groups of detached gardens like T These created on the outskirts for the use of people living above their Businesses in the crowded town centre. When work was over, they could slip Down one of the paths between high holly and hawthorn hedges and unlock A gate leading into their own garden.

The garden sloped down to the common,and most of them had a summer House and a fine view. What distinguished these gardens from allotments

Was not merely their privacy and the buildings, but the fact that they were used for pleasure as well as produce.Extensive Heritage Lottery funded restoration took place in 2005-2006.

Opening  Times

April – October : Open everyday 11 am -5 pm Tearoom open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

November – March :  Open Monday – Friday 11 am -4 pm closed:

Christmas – New Year’ Days

Admission Charge

Adults £4.50  Children 5-16 yrs £1, includes garden trail  Children under 5 yrs free Members free All children must be accompanied by an adult.Dogs (except assistance dogs) are not allowed. Members of HCG & RHS have free admission.

Plants, Tearoom,shop, room hire

tel 01926 493339