August 2021 Outing

Bourton House Garden Visit on Tuesday 10th August

A small group visited this interesting garden near Morton-in-Marsh. The entrance is via a beautiful 16th Century tithe barn which also houses the tea room. (Good coffee, tea and cakes.)

The exotic and tender nature of the majority of the plants is striking; Abutilon, Canna and tender Salvia in a verdant English Country House setting.

The garden is open from April to October. In autumn all the plants are removed from the borders, cuttings are taken or whole plants overwintered in the greenhouses.

2,500 tulip bulbs are planted which then welcome the first visitors in April before the tender plants can be put outside. This results in rather late flowering of many plants which makes August and September good times to visit.

Tibouchina urvilleana ‘Princess Flower’ or glory bush, native to Brazil
A view of Bourton House Garden
An Abutilon which is dug up each year and overwintered in the greenhouse