History unveiled at Warwick Walled Garden

Guy's Cliffe Walled Garden is now open to the public for the first time since major restoration work started in 2014.
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The historic walled garden has undergone major restoration - and volunteers are keen to show off progress after over 7,500 hours of work.

The space was originally part of the kitchen garden for Guy’s Cliffe House, dating back to the 1770s.

And visitors can now learn about the rich history and extensive renovation project with monthly visits and special opening days.

Trustees of the garden trust said it was all about returning the space to its former glory.

Volunteers said: “When we started our restoration project in January 2014, the garden was completely overgrown and derelict.

“The aim is to restore the walls and glasshouses and return the site to a working Georgian/Victorian kitchen garden for the enjoyment and educational benefit of the community.

“We also want to give an insight into how the garden supported an important house.”

The space is now open for informal visitor days on the first Sunday of the month.

The gardens will open from 11am until 3.30pm, with volunteers on hand to provide information about its history and restoration.

And the first of several special open days will run on Saturday (April 16) where all are welcome to enjoy the newly renovated space.

Access via Hintons Nursery in Coventry Road, Warwick where parking is available.

Visit the Guy’s Cliffe website to find out more, or donate time to volunteer time throughout the year.