Border at Kiftsgate Court

Border at Kiftsgate Court

My recent post on Hidcote’s red border – and seeing so many pictures of tulips appearing in my Reader – inspired me to share this picture. It shows another colour themed planting, this time at Kiftsgate Court Gardens.

I believe this is the yellow border, pictured here early in the season – thought it does looks more like chocolate, orange and lime in this view, so perhaps you know differently! It reaches its peak of flowering – and, no doubt, yellowness – in August and September. 

If you’re planning a trip to Hidcote Manor, try to allow time to call in to see this beautiful, terraced garden too while you’re only a few fields away.

Kiftsgate’s garden was planted in the 1920s by Heather Muir, a neighbour and close friend of Hidcote’s creator, Lawrence Johnston. The style of planting is very similar – these were clearly passalong plant gardeners, sharing choice plant specimens as well as inspiration – though the structure at Kiftsgate is said to have evolved a little more organically.

Please check the websites for opening times before travelling to avoid the nasty surprise at the gates that we once! Kiftsgate is closed every Thursday and Friday: other than that, opening times vary according to the month.

4 Replies to “Border at Kiftsgate Court”

  1. Kiftsgate is one of my great favorites. Since Hidcote and Kiftsgate are just a skip away from each other, there’s plenty of time to see both in a day. I remember a lovely tea at Kiftsgate last time I was there, too.

  2. I was told by a gardening friend that this is a must place to visit. It was closed when I passed it on my way to my first visit at Hidcote, last year.

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