Kiftsgate Court Gardens

Kiftsgate Court is a manor located between Mickleton and Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire near the border with Worcestershire and Warwickshire.  The manor house is most famous for its gardens.  The Kiftsgate Court Gardens were first planted in the 1920s by Heather Muir, and were then passed on to Diany Binny in 1950.  They are currently overseen by Anne Chambers, who resides in Kiftsgate Manor.  While the manor is a private home, the garden is open to the public.

The Kiftsgate Court Gardens include many beautiful flowers and hedges in a lovely layout.  They are most well known for the Kiftsgate Rose, a white climbing rose.  Kiftsgate Rose grows well in the shade, and it is said that the largest rose in Britain, a climbing rose measuring 80 feet, grows in the Court Gardens.  According to Chambers, if the rose plant were not trimmed back, it would be even larger.

The rose plant is currently intruding on the space of a nearby beech tree, which is why it needs to be carefully pruned.  The rose is famous not only for its size, but also for the beautiful perfumed smell which wafts out across the gardens.

Kiftsgate Court Gardens

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