A tour of the country gardens of Ilmington

On a sunny Sunday last month I visited Ilmington in south Warwickshire, on the edge of the Costswolds, for the village open gardens weekend as part of the National Garden Scheme‘s initiative for private gardens to be opened in aid of good causes.

There were thatched country cottages and Cotswold stone manor houses galore, and the gardens that went with them were almost as enviable.

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There was a wide range of sculptures, art and interesting objects on show…

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…some inviting doorways…

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…and some very tempting-looking places to sit in the sun or the shade.

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There are still plenty of gardens opening throughout the summer, and you can search the NGS website for the nearest to you. Your small entry fee will go towards supporting nursing charities and hospices and you will get the opportunity to see many beautiful and varied gardens that are usually closed to the public. What’s not to love?

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  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Romantic antiquity – so lovely!

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