Long Close Gardens is 5 acres in size and located in the cosy village of Woodhouse Eaves near Loughborough in the East Midlands. The gardens host a large variety of plants that bloom their beautiful colours in the spring, while maintaining a similar, but not as strong, integrity of beauty the rest of the year. Its most famous for its rhododendrons and azaleas, some of which are planted since the 1930s.
Other plant life on display are a diverse set of exotic trees, camellias, and magnolias. There are various terraced lawns, lily ponds and wildflower meadows to walk through or surpass as you explore. The garden paths are mown in a certain way allowing you to wander through the meadow. That is, the meadow that has not been ploughed for as far back as any of us can remember, making it part of the 2% of meadows in the UK to have this property. Long Close Gardens is run as a charity for over 50 years, making the breath-taking place even more beautiful in its ethical presence.
To get to the gardens from the M1, exit onto the B591 heading east towards Woodhouse which is near junction 22. Turn right onto Main Street where you will find the gardens by the Methodist Church on your left. It would be very difficult to get here using public transport, therefore a guided tour or car hire may be a better choice for you. Parking near Long Close Gardens is available.
A stroll in the garden has never been a short one from our past experience, and it surely won’t be with so much to explore on the 5 acre land. Come prepared to the humble village of Woodhouse Eaves by looking at places to eat near Long Close Gardens. To help prepare you, Go dine has a list of excellent restaurants near Long Close Gardens for you to choose from. Just have a look at what’s on offer on this page and book a table today.
Did you know you can have a guided tour through the orchid meadow in the month of June only?