Wander around the gardens which are created as a series of rooms. Near the house is the Leisure Garden, filled with flowering trees and shrubs, the Winter Garden, the Topiary Garden and the Sunken Garden.

Through an arch lies a double herbaceous border leading to a summerhouse and a wildflower meadow.

Don’t miss the Kitchen Garden.

Rodmarton embodies the spirit of the Arts and Crafts Movement with the house and garden designed as one unit. In the words of William Morris, ‘[the garden] should look both orderly and rich. It should be well fenced from the outside world. It shall by no means imitate either the wilfulness or wildness of Nature but shall look like a thing never to be seen except near a house. It should in fact look like a part of the house.’

The gardens are open on several afternoons during February for snowdrops.

The house and gardens open in May until the end of September on several days of the week but only in the afternoons – check the website for details.

Rodmarton is still owned by the Biddulph family and is very much a family home.

Historic Houses members visit for free.

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Address: Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6PF View map Phone: 01285 841442 Length of visit: 2-3 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - partly: Yes

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

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