Elkstone Village Open Gardens

The Gloucestershire village of Elkstone is one of the highest villages in the Cotswolds and is situated half way between Cirencester and Cheltenham.

Elkstone held its annual open garden’s day on 7 June 2015. The high aspect of the village presents the gardeners of Elkstone with a number of challenges, such as damaging winds and late frosts, so plants are carefully chosen and wind breaks are used. Here are some of the gorgeous gardens, both big and small, that were open to visitors.

vase of garden flowers on table

Cotswold cottage garden

White lupins and foxgloves

Lupins, alliums and foxgloves

Lake under trees

Lakeside walk

Primula and hostas

Stream-side planting: primulas and hostas

hut on island in lake

Breeze house on lake island

Boat on lake


Topiary balls in gravel garden

Topiary in sunny courtyard


Cirsium is loved by the bees and butterflies

Large hosta leaves

Healthy hostas

purple allium flower heads

Trio of purple alliums

sedum plant in gutter

Even the gutters have plants!