On a glorious summer day we visited a clutch of gardens, open for the NGS, north of Cirencester.
Apney Brook House, Apney Crucis
A striking Grade II Cotswold country house with 4 acres fronting Ampney Brook. The gardens are at the end of a restoration project to. The grounds include a woodland walk, kitchen garden, herbaceous borders, meadows, newly planted arbour.
The garden also housed some interesting ironwork
Cerney House Gardens
Romantic walled garden filled with old-fashioned roses and long herbaceous borders. Knot garden filled with spring tulip display and dahlias later in the year. Working kitchen garden with heritage vegetables, scented garden and lavender walk. Drifts of naturalised snowdrops end Jan/Feb. Large collection of hellebores and woodland bluebell walk and a Bothy providing tea n cakes :)
|The old ice house|
|perfect on a day like today - Rasberry Ripple|
Moor Wood, Woodmancote
A wonderful 2 acre garden of shrubs, orchard and wild flower gardens in beautiful isolated valley setting Moor Wood also is the holder of the National Collection of Rambler Roses. The scent throughout the garden is wonderful.
Also make the finest home grown apple drink, really refreshing, perfect way to end the day 😋