To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Iford Manor: The Peto Garden

Type:Garden

Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2BA

Add Iford Manor: The Peto Garden to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01225 863146

Iford Manor: The Peto Garden

Book Tickets Online

About

This award winning, Grade I Italianate garden, famous for its tranquillity and beauty, was the home of Edwardian architect and landscape designer Harold Peto from c1899-1933. Unique and romantic, he created the garden using his collection of architectural fragments on this steep-sided wooded valley set beside the river Frome. Characterised by pools and terraces, statues, sculptures, evergreen planting and magnificent rural views, there is a fine Grade 2* listed cloister and Grade 2 listed casita set among many plants of botanical interest.

Tucked away at the bottom of a tranquil valley, paths in the Italianate Peto Garden twist and turn around ancient statues, columns, terraces and architecture which, combined with ebullient planting schemes, leading you on in anticipation of the next delight. Steeped in history, visitors often say a visit was like stepping into another world.

Awards:

WINNER - "Little Treasures of Britain" - 2017 Group Travel Awards
WINNER - "Best Heritage Site & Cultural Events Venue, Somerset" – 2017 Hospitality Awards
WINNER - "Garden of the Year" - 1998 HHA/Christie's Garden Award

Please note that Iford Manor itself is not open. 
No professional photography without written permission.

 

Directions

Road Directions

Off A36 (brown signs) 7 miles South of Bath; 2 miles West of Bradford-on-Avon via B3109 (brown signs).  

Public Transport Directions

By train:

Freshford or Avoncliff train stations - 1.5 mile walk along steep quiet country lanes or footpaths Bradford on Avon train station - 2.5 miles, taxis available at station

By bus:

94 bus from Trowbridge or Bath (stop: The Pastures, Lower Westwood, 0.5mile walk)

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Accessibility - Partial
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties - By appointment
  • Cater for groups - By appointment
  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Open on bank holidays - From 1 April - 30 September.
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Film or TV location
  • Groups: Meet and Greet Services
  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking - By appointment
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles - Taxi from Bradford on Avon
  • Railway station within walking distance - Freshford or Avoncliff

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Cash Accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee) - Min. spend £5
  • Groups Accepted - By appointment
  • Groups: Free Entry for Driver and GTO
  • Max group size - 100
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Special group rates - By appointment
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free - By appointment

Target Markets

  • Marketed as gay friendly
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided tours by arrangement

TripAdvisor

Opening Times

October opening hours (1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayClosed

* Last entry at 15:30

EXCEPTIONAL CLOSURE OF GARDEN: Wednesday 4th July - Friday 6th July inclusive. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Access to certain areas of the garden will be restricted on 27th June - 1st July (inclusive) and the 7th and 8th July.

Awards

  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

What's Nearby

  1. 4 New Street

    4 New Street

    7.53 miles away
  2. Corsham Court

    Corsham Court, a splendid Elizabethan house dating from 1582, was acquired in 1745 to...

    8.61 miles away
  3. Longleat House

    A fine example of an Elizabethan stately home surrounded by 'Capability' Brown landscaped...

    9.86 miles away
  1. Bowood House and Gardens

    Bowood House is a stunning Georgian stately home in Wiltshire, set in hundreds of acres...

    13.62 miles away
  2. Acton Court

    Acton Court is believed to be the most ‘original’ Tudor house in Britain. In order to...

    17.6 miles away
  3. All Saints' Church, Alton Priors

    Mysterious trapdoors, buried Sarsen stones and ancient yew trees

    19.01 miles away
  4. Abbey House Gardens

    Now Abbey House Gardens is famous worldwide Alan Titchmarsh was right to say, '' The WOW...

    19.44 miles away
  5. Alderley Grange

    Alderley Grange

    This is an ornamental walled garden of 0.8 hectares. Its origins lie in the 17th century...

    20 miles away
  6. Glastonbury Abbey

    Ruins of 12th/13thC abbey. According to legend the oldest Christian sanctuary in Great...

    22.46 miles away
  7. Lydiard Park

    Lydiard Park is a beautiful 260 acre 18th Century parkland on the western edge of Swindon.

    24.52 miles away
  8. Wilton House

    Whether you come to stroll in the grounds, watch your children let off steam in the...

    25.42 miles away
  9. Sandford Orcas Manor House

    Ham stone Tudor manor-house.

    26 miles away
  10. Sherborne Castle

    Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594. Home to the Digby family since 1617. Splendid...

    28.03 miles away
  11. Frampton Manor

    Said to be the birthplace of "Fair Rosamund' Clifford, mistress of Henry II. Walled...

    30.62 miles away
  12. Frampton Court

    Magnificent 18th century home of the Clifford family who have lived in Frampton since the...

    30.68 miles away
  13. St Giles House

    St Giles House

    St Giles house lies in Wimborne St Giles on the southern edge of Cranborne Chase. The...

    32.73 miles away
Previous Next

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss