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9 Botanical Gardens to explore in Warwickshire

Warwickshire

Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, and the largest town is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon and Victorian novelist George Eliot, at Nuneaton. It is a popular destination for international and domestic tourists to explore both medieval and more recent history.

Bancroft Gardens
Bancroft GardensStratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AT, UK

Bancroft Gardens, a public park in which the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is located. The gardens were originally created during the Post Medieval period. They are situated in the centre of Stratford upon Avon. Enjoy sunny days in the wide grass lawns and gardens with the backdrop of the river. Features include a human sundial celebrating the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, a new performance area and two fully accessible bridges over the canal basin and the lock.

Farnborough Hall
Farnborough HallFarnborough Hall, Farnborough, Banbury OX17 1DU, UK

A majestic-eighteenth century stone house with a landscape garden designed with the help of Sanderson Miller. The Hall is a lovely Grade I listed late 17th-century country house built by William Holbech in 1684 and extensively remodelled between 1745-1750 by William Holbech the Younger.

Hill Close Gardens Trust Warwick
Hill Close Gardens Trust WarwickBread and Meat Cl, Warwick CV34 6HF, UK

Hill Close Gardens are rare survivals of Victorian gardens once used by townsfolk who lived above their business and wanted to escape from the crowded town centre. These were set up in the 19th century on a hillside overlooking Warwick Racecourse to provide gardens for owners of townhouses which did not have their own gardens. They were generally owned staying in families for generations, although some were rented. Each was enclosed by either a wall or hedge, complete with lockable gate to ensur

Jephson Gardens
Jephson GardensNewbold Terrace, Royal Leamington Spa, Leamington Spa CV32 4AA, UK

Jephson Gardens is a beautiful formal Victorian park in the centre of Leamington Spa. It's the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or family picnic. The gardens are often marketed in tandem with the nearby all-grassed Mill Gardens on the south side of the river. The gardens have a total area of 14.6 acres with Mill Gardens and its boating lake, both on the opposite side of the river, providing an extra 3.9 acres.

Middleton Hall & Gardens
Middleton Hall & GardensMiddleton, Tamworth B78 2AE, UK

Middleton Hall is set in 42 acres of the peaceful North Warwickshire countryside and run by an independent charitable trust. n the mid-17th century the hall was home to Francis Willughby, the mathematician and naturalist, and his descendants the Middleton barons. The hall was also for a time the home of the parson-naturalist John Ray. The Georgian west wing dates from the late 18th century. In 1812 the estates and the barony passed to Henry Willoughby of the Birdsall, Yorkshire branch of the fam

National Trust - Charlecote Park
National Trust - Charlecote ParkWellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9ER, UK

This was a grand 16th-century country house, surrounded by its own deer park, on the banks of the River Avon in Charlecote near Wellesbourne. It has been the seat of the Lucy family since 1247; the house was built in the 1550s. It was extensively remodelled between 1826-67 for George Hammond Lucy and his wife Mary Elizabeth. You can Stroll through the gardens that Mary Elizabeth loved so dearly, from the formal parterre to the shady woodland garden with rare plants and borders full of colourful

Pump Room Gardens
Pump Room GardensRoyal Leamington Spa, Leamington Spa CV32 4AA, UK

The Royal Pump Room Gardens is a popular open space found in the centre of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, next to the Royal Pump Rooms and just north of the River Leam. Despite being named "gardens" there is only one 5.4-acre area divided by footpaths with an ironwork bandstand in the centre. The gardens originally contained decorative flower beds but with the decline in fortunes of the Pump Rooms themselves these have been grassed over.

Ragley Hall, Park & Gardens
Ragley Hall, Park & GardensRagley Hall, Alcester B49 5NJ, UK

Ragley Hall has been the ancestral home of the Hertford family for over 300 years. The 6,500-acre estate welcomes visitors with its 18th century gatehouse, the winding driveway through the green fields with sheep grazing. On the top of the hill stands the glorious Palladian mansion, which was designed by Robert Hook, with its majestic portico and grand horse-shoe steps. It has lawns, trees, shrubs and views over the park. The cricket pitch dates from 1625.

The Mill Garden
The Mill Garden55 Mill St, Warwick CV34 4HB, UK

The Mill Garden is a half acre informal cottage and private garden originally created by Arthur Measures, and lies in a superb setting beneath the walls of Warwick. It is owned by Julia Measures, whose family has owned the gardens since 1938 and whose father Arthur worked on it for 60 years. When the castle was being constructed the garden was often used as a stonemasons yard. Swans sometimes nest near the garden.

Map of Botanical Gardens to explore in Warwickshire