Westonbirt House and Gardens are the creation of successive members of the Holford family, most notably of that titan of the 19th-century, Robert Stayner Holford. Robert invested the family wealth into the Westonbirt estate and his collection of Fine Art and books. He founded and stocked the Westonbirt Arboretum and his private garden with exotic species of trees. With the help of his architect Lewis Vulliamy, and using new Victorian technologies, Holford built Westonbirt House to a standard of quality that has rarely been equalled.Described by Country Life Magazine as “the finest example of Victorian architecture, landscape and gardens in the Cotswolds”.
Historic House, now a school. Grade II listed gardens and Grade I listed house. Gardens open to the public Tues, Weds Thurs 2-5pm. Entry £5 no booking required. House available to view on selected open days or by appointment.