Friday Farm Favorites: Sudeley Castle Gardens

Whenever Farmguy and I visit the Cotswolds, we always make a point of spending the day at Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe in Gloucestershire, England.  The present structure was built in the 15th century and has nine individual gardens.  These lovely and historical gardens are associated with four of England’s queens—Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey, and Elizabeth I.


St. Mary’s Church, in which Katherine Parr is buried, is bordered by the White Garden, rich with peonies, clematis, roses and tulips, where Katherine and her companion, Lady Jane Grey would have entered the church for daily prayers.

Also, among the flowers is “The Dog.” A beautiful and detailed piece of artwork by internationally acclaimed sculptor Max Patte who is originally from Gloucestershire and now based in New Zealand.  Patte is famous for creatures he created for the film, The Hobbit.




  1. Photos capture life, colours, droplets of inspiration. This morning I viewed your photos and felt the familiar warmth of longing in my heart; a warmth to revisit spring and the beauty of nature that can be lost by life’s sorrows. Thank you for your talent.

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  2. Nice post, beautiful photos too. We live only 30min drive away from Sudeley yet have never visited. Shame on us! But over the past 12 months we have been visiting many local sites inspired by reading about them on blogs like yours; Rollright Stones, Great Coxwell Barn, Corinium Museum, Steam Museum, several medieval churches ….. and next …… Sudeley Castle. Thanks!

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    • There’s definitely lots to see and do in the Cotswolds. I visited the Corinium Museum last year. I think you will really enjoy Sudeley Castle and its gardens–so much beauty and history. And, there’s also a lovely terrace to have lunch or tea. While the gardens are open most of the time, the castle is only available to tour on certain days. 🙂


  3. Reblogged this on PEN, PAPER and PETALS and commented:
    This week’s Reblog Sunday is from Fourth Generation Farmgirl. I love this blog! If you love England, gardens, and photography browse the posts. This sets my heart ablaze. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. The feature of Sudeley Castle is spectacular!

    With much love,

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  4. I love visiting gardens when we are back home in the UK, I wish they did more of this in France. There is so much to be learnt and so much inspiration just from wandering around. I will have to content myself for the time being with your photos, thanks and have a lovely Sunday, what is left of it!

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  5. Nice post beautiful photos too! Please keep us updated on your days on the farm, some interesting accounts you have!

    I recently posted about my first season as a beater. Please take a look at

    Happy blogging x

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  6. I am completely enamored by your pics!! For someone like me, whose never traveled out of the states..well, once for like 12 minutes to Canada, I get so taken in by people’s travel photos and stories! And my favorite pic is the gorgeous dog looking so confused by the ball. 😂 Thanks for sharing your journey!

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    • You never know what you may find at Sudeley Castle. Besides the history and beautiful gardens, there’s an aviary for all kinds of exotic fowl. Plus, a number of pieces of modern art dotted along the landscape. I’m glad you enjoyed the post! Many thanks. 🙂

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  7. This was like a holiday outing, Your photography is excellent, very professional indeed and such a good narrative as well. Your blog has very high standard, you’re my role model. 🙂
    Wishing you a great start in the new week,


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