“Won’t you come into my garden? I would like my roses to see you.”

That lovely quote is from Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the Irish satirist, playwright and poet.

Many of our guests choose The Howard Arms as their base for exploring the wonderful historical gardens that are to be found nearby.

Within a few miles of the pub are the world-famous arts and crafts gardens of Hidcote and its 17th Century house; and Kiftsgate Court Gardens, the creation of three generations of women gardeners and home of the spectacular Kiftsgate rose which is in flower as we write!

Slightly further afield, but still within a short drive are Sezincote’s exotic Rajasthan-styled gardens; Bourton House Garden, an award-winning three acre garden surrounding a fine 18th century manor house; the grand 16th century country house, Charlecote Park, surrounded by its own deer park; Coughton Court that stands in 25 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds; and the wonderful gardens of Upton House.

It’s entirely possible to spend a whole day at any one of these venues; but the short distances between these fabulous pieces of horticultural history mean that those with limited time can see two or three within a single day. All are set within beautiful Warwickshire or Gloucestershire countryside, and there are many picturesque local walks in the surrounding area.

The Howard Arms is a fabulous home from home to return to for dinner and a comfortable night after a day spent enjoying the delights of our local gardens. Choose one of our eight rooms, all luxury, all different, all full of comfort and character. Our garden-loving guests really are spoilt for choice!

The Howard Arms Team