To help you plan your visit this month, you can find out beforehand which plants are of special interest at the moment and where those plants are located in the Gardens. More>
As the months change so do the Gardens. You can read what is of special interest in the Gardens throughout the year by following the Gardens Supervisor on Twitter:
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Hill Close Gardens gardeners were very successful at the Warwick Horticultural and Allotment Society show, August 2013.
They were awarded the Arthur Pickstock Memorial Plaque for most points in the fruit section, the The Florence Huckfield Cup for the best Pot Plant in Show and the Julia Laws Challenge Cup for the best Pot Plant in various classes. And the Alderman Mrs A E Brown Salver for the best fruit cake. Overall there were nine first prizes, three second prizes and six third prizes.
The exhibits were grown by the garden volunteers and were chosen from the normal produce and flowers from the gardens and represent the very high standard of horticulture.
The plant nursery is open every weekday throughout the year and when the Gardens are open at weekends from April to October.
To download the nursery stocklist More>
Please note: customers only wishing to buy plants but not to look round the gardens do not pay for admission.
A chance conversation at a Plant Heritage AGM has resulted in Hill Close Gardens becoming part of the largest ever cultivated plant conservation programme in the UK - the Threatened Plants Project. More>
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In 2009, the Historic Gardens Foundation awarded Hill Close Gardens the prize for the "Best Guidebook to Gardens in England and Wales". The guide book is on sale in the Visitor Centre.
"Hill Close Gardens - a must place to visit for any keen gardener - was again a pleasure"
Regional Heart of England in Bloom 2013
Roger Bache, judge
(Courier Sept 13, 2013)
The Social History
These gardens are a very rare example of Victorian detached leisure gardens which were originally located on the outskirts of many towns. More>
Local people worked tirelessly to save Hill Close Gardens from destruction and redevelopment. The massive clearance and restoration effort that followed has created a site of national importance. More>
The Gardens Today
Today the Gardens are beautifully restored and have become a significant historic and educational amenity for the local population. More>
Winter opening hours
November to March
Open Mon - Fri, 11 am - 4 pm
Closed Sat - Sun and Xmas Eve - New Year
Café - Closed
If you are travelling some distance it is advisable to check that the gardens are not closed due to winter work or adverse conditions. Tel: 01926 493339
Summer opening hours
April to October
Open every day, 11 am - 5 pm
Café - Closed Mon - Fri
Open Sat, Sun, Bank Hol Mon, 11 am - 5 pm
The collection of historic apples is one of the outstanding horticultural features at the Gardens. More>
In spring and early summer the fruit blossom and spring bulbs are at their best. More>
Summer is the time to see the prolific displays of flowers and buy produce grown by our gardeners. More>
Early autumn is one of the best times to visit the gardens. See asters and chrysanthemums at their best. More>
Visiting the gardens in the winter is the best time to see the structure of the individual gardens.
Food Fair at Hill Close Gardens Apple Day
Good food will be a key feature at Warwick's Hill Close Gardens Apple Day on Sun, 13 October. Gary Leaver, the Gardens Supervisor, reports that ......
We are always looking for volunteers to help in the gardens and the Visitor Centre cafe, or to help with the education activities. More>