Iford Manor

The terraced gardens were created at the beginning of the 20th century by Harold Peto.

The gardens have recently been restored and feature a stunning colonnade covered with wisteria in the spring, herbaceous borders, water features and statues.

There are also several garden buildings including the recently restored Cloisters. Harold Peto wrote ‘that for a garden to contain the highest development of beauty it must have a combination of Architecture and plants. Old buildings or fragments of Masonry carry one’s mind back to the past in a way that a garden entirely of flowers cannot do. Gardens that are too stoney are equally unsatisfactory; it is the combination of the two, in just proportion, which is the most satisfying.’

There are lots of steep, uneven narrow paths with steps so it is not suitable for wheelchair users. Children under 10 are not permitted in the garden although babes in slings are welcome.

The house and garden are owned by the Cartwright-Hignett family.

And if you are visiting nearby Bath during the summer months, check out Iford Arts which often puts on opera, jazz and concerts in the gardens.

Historic Houses members visit for free

RHS Lead Member – free entry on Fridays

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Address: nr. Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2BA View map Phone: 01225 863146
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: No
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair: No

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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