I chose a day of mixed weather in late May to visit Hidcote Gardens, which are set high in the Cotswolds close to Chipping Campden. However, the light came good and provided the opportunity for some decent photography.
Hidcote Gardens afford spectacular views over the undulating surrounding Cotswold countryside. The Gardens are undoubtedly not only one of the finest in the area, but also probably in England. The architecture is pure Cotswold, the main house having been constructed from honey coloured traditional Cotswold stone.
Hidcote Gardens were first established in the early twentieth century and boast some rare and unusual species that were brought to the UK by Lawrence Johnston, who created the Gardens. The early season colour is simply spectacular and whichever way you turn, there seems to be yet another splash of colour.