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“Hidden gem of a garden”

Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Tucked away behind a brick wall that faces the high street in Chipping Campden is this delightful garden of plants brought back from Asia.

There is a gated archway opening to the garden, and if it is open, be sure to pop in. Ernest Wilson was a plantsman and traveler. From 1899 into the first decades of the 20th century, Wilson undertook several lengthy expeditions to China, Japan, Korea and elswhere in Asia, collecting plants for botanic gardens in England and America (he was for several years an assistant keeper, then director of the Arnold Arboretum in Boston).

This garden was opened as a permanent memorial to the Chipping Campden-born Wilson in 1984 and is filled with plants from Asia. It is small, peaceful and well-curated. Well worth a visit if you are in Chipping Campden.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Through a little archway into the world of Ernest 'Chinese' Wilson. Just have a wander if you are in Chipping Campden at the north end of the High St. A few coins in the donation box keep the garden going.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

A lovely small garden tucked of the main street of Chipping Campden. First visited 25 Yeats ago, so has matured a lot. Some lovely and interesting trees. Very nicely kept

Thank Kathy W
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Worth a visit if close by visiting Chipping Campden, but I wouldn't personally make a special journey to see it.

Thank Alison B
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

A lovely little garden - hidden away off the main road. Do pop in - it's a great garden and a fitting tribute to a great plant hunter - Ernest 'Chinese' Wilson. Make sure you put in a donation - the volunteers who look after the garden need to purchase new plants and materials from time to time. I would have thought that May/June would be a great time to drop in.

Thank Gritstone
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