This Easter we took the opportunity to take a spring visit to Hidcote Manor Garden in England to see what it had to
offer this early in the season, since we have previously been during the summer. The garden's structure of clipped
Yew hedges, pleached Limes and stone walls really stands out at this time of year and demonstrates their importance
in creating this garden’s different spaces. They also provide a formal backdrop to the riotous display of amongst
others Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Fritillaria, Brunnera, Magnolias and Acers.
It took Lawrence Johnston some 30 years to transform some fields into one of England’s great Arts and Crafts
gardens. The National Trust took over the care of the garden in 1948. Just to give an idea of the scale and
complexity of Hidcote Manor Garden it costs 3000 pounds (approx. 30 000 SEK) a day to maintain it! We feel very
lucky to be able to visit and enjoy such an inspiring and beautiful place.