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Highnam Court Gardens



Tel: 01452 308251

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Highnam Court Gardens

Highnam Court was built in 1658 after the original house was seriously damaged in the Civil War. It is one of the few houses built during the Commonwealth period. The design of the houses is linked to Ernest Carter who was a pupil of Inigo Jones.

The Highnam Estate was bought in 1838 by Thomas Gambier Parry, who was an accomplished artist, musician and art collector. This talented painter is also responsible for the magnificent frescoes in Highnam Church. He started to layout his garden in 1840, and by 1874 it rivalled any in the UK. Unfortunately since the turn of the last century almost nothing had been done in the gardens. Consequently when the process of restoration started in 1994 the gardens were totally overgrown.

During the last 13 years, since Roger Head has been the owner, the gardens have been totally and lovingly restored to their former glory, with many new additions being made to compliment and enhance the original design.


Key Features

  • Outdoor Attraction


  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route
  • Parking (free)

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - Must be kept on a lead at all times.
  • Toilets


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concession£5.00 per ticket
Adult£5.00 per ticket

Minimum party requirement is 25 people or a flat charge of £125 will apply. Events details and prices can we found on the Highnam Court Gardens Website.

We advise you to allow a minimum of least three hours to view the gardens.

Pied Piper volunteers manage the refreshments area and all monies received from the visits go to a local children’s charity of which the owner of Highnam Court is Chairman: See for details about the charity.

Road Directions

From the North: Get off the M5 at Junction 11, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A40 (signposted Gloucester/Cirencester). At Elmbridge Court roundabout take the 4th exit (signposted Ross). At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit (signposted Ross). At Over roundabout, take the 2nd exit continuing on the A40. Continue on this bypass; you will see Highnam Court on the right (there is no access from this side of the road). Continue until you get to the roundabout and take the third exit, the entrance to Highnam Court Gardens is the first left turn.

From the South: Get off the M5 at Junction 12, at the roundabout take the first exit onto the B4008. At the Cross Keys roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A38. At the next roundabout continue forward. At the traffic lights continue forward (stay in the left hand lane, signposted Ross) onto the A430, Secunda Way. Continue forward on this by pass until you come to a roundabout, stay in the left hand lane and take the 2nd exit (on to Hempstead Lane). Follow the road until you arrive at a T Junction. At the T Junction turn left. Keep in the left hand lane and then turn left on to the A40. Continue on this by pass, you will see Highnam Court on the right (there is no access from this side of the road). Continue until you get to the roundabout and take the third exit, the entrance to Highnam Court Gardens is the first left turn.

Public Transport Directions

Highnam Court Gardens are approximately 1 and a half miles out of Gloucester City Centre. If you arrive by Train, come out of the Train Station and cross Bruton Way in to the Bus Station. You can catch either the Stagecoach 24a, 30, 31 or 33 service. There is a Bus stop on the opposite side of the road from Highnam Court (just before roundabout). Please be careful crossing the road as it is a very busy road.

Opening Times

29 Mar 2016 - 1 Nov 2016

* Highnam Court gardens are open for private week-day visits during the months of March through to September each year. To book a visit please contact Jane Bruton by calling (01684 292875) or emailing ( The Gardens are also open for Charity on some Sundays throughout the year.Please check the following website for these dates:

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