The building was largely destroyed by Cromwell’s forces during the English Civil war, but the romantic walls remain.
The interior has been re-imagined as a sweet and almost secret garden, with wild roses, hollyhocks, hydrangeas, wild clematis, wisteria, foxgloves, and more. It’s like a Shakespearean sonnet, really.
Every doorway and window has its own character, its own sense of being a magic portal.
Take a walk through and around the barn, and check out views perfectly framed by both architecture and vegetation.
Turn around and see the upright silhouette of Sudeley Castle itself through the flowers.
Or stand clear and enjoy that graceful view — almost cozy, when it comes to castles — reflected in the carp pond.