If you are visiting the towns of Blockley or Morteton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire and want to discover one of the hidden gems of the Cotswolds, consider paying a visit to the charming Mille Dene Garden. The mill on this site has a history spanning back centuries, and was purchased by the Dare family in 1964. The Dares got into gardening and opened up their garden to the public in 1992. While the garden is not the most well known in the Cotswolds, nor is it the largest, it is a favorite of many visitors who are willing to wander off the beaten path a bit.
In the Mille Dene garden, you will find peaceful trails leading through the vegetable garden and past the swimming pool, stepping stones and a bridge across a babbling brook, a waterfall, a walk with roses, an ornamental fruit and herb garden, and other beautiful cultivated features. If you are interested in learning about gardening, you can volunteer and receive free training. Or you can simply relax and enjoy yourself as you stroll down the picturesque walkways. Blockley itself is also a lovely village to visit, located fifteen miles away from Stratford upon Avon. Enjoy visiting Mille Dene and escaping the crowds of Cheltenham!