Hill Close Gardens

  • Hill Close Gardens
  • Bug man at Hill Close Gardens
  • Girl exploring Hill Close Gardens
  • Hill Close Gardens - Machinery display by green hut
  • Hill Close Gardens
  • Bug man at Hill Close Gardens
  • Girl exploring Hill Close Gardens
  • Hill Close Gardens - Machinery display by green hut


Take a trip to these magical hidden gardens...

Saved from commercial development by the local community in the 1990s, the hidden hedged gardens of Hill Close are rare survivals of Victorian gardens once used by trades folk living above their businesses in Warwick to escape from the crowded town.

The gardens are a unique example of the once-common Victorian detached pleasure garden - distinctly different from allotments - with their characteristic summer houses, hedge lines, pathways and orchards.

These historically significant plots were cultivated for both pleasure and production with tiny ornamental beds, small lawns as well as fruit and vegetables.

Out of the hundreds of such sites that would have once existed across the country, Hill Close Gardens are the only group of detached pleasure garden plots with public access in the UK, which makes them a nationally important asset.

Now in the care of the Hill Close Garden Trust, discover how their former owners came here after work or on Sundays to tend their plots or to relax.


Useful Information


The main entrance is off Friars Street by the racecourse. Bear right along Bread and Meat Close, and the entrance to the gardens is on the right with car parking and coach access.

Admission prices

Adult £4, Child £1(5-16), Under 5s go FREE as do Hill Close Garden and Royal Horticultural Society members.

Opening hours

April to October 11am-5pm every day. Cafe open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

November to March 11am-4pm, Monday to Friday.


There are special events throughout the year including some weekends in the winter months. Visit the website for details. 


Facilities include...


There is two hours free parking outside the entrance. 

Access information

Disabled parking spaces by entrance. Disabled access and toilets. Recommended route for wheelchairs. Assistance dogs allowed.  

Food and drink

Cafe serving soup, scones, cakes, biscuits, snacks, fruit juice, tea and coffee.

Children's activities

Children's garden trail. 

Ideal for small events and special occasions

The Lammas Room overlooking the gardens is available for hire along with the well equipped kitchen.

Caterers can be provided upon request.

The room accommodates 48 seated at tables or 60 in lecture layout.

WiFi, PA system, LCD projector and flip chart available.

There is the option of having a marquee on adjoining lawn - perfect for events in the Spring and Summer months. 

Please get in touch for further information. 

Special offer for groups

Group Offer

Groups of 10 or more recieve £3 entry per person. 

There is ample parking nearby and a coach drop off point directly outside the gardens.

Special events take place throughout the year, with group packages available.

Contact us for further information on how we can tailor package to meet the needs of your group.