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Hill Close Gardens


Take a trip to these magical hidden gardens… These 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.


Visitor Info


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 £4.50, Child £1(5-17), Under 5s go FREE as do Hill Close Garden and Royal Horticultural Society members.

Opening hours

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

November to March 11am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Self-service refreshments available.


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



Conferences & meetings



Food & Drink

Tea room serving soup, scones, cakes, biscuits, snacks, fruit juice, a selection of teas and filter coffee and cream teas.