After a visit in the Galleries, a delicious cup of Nepali Coffee
in the Himalayan Coffee House or a Treatment in the Shangri-la Room,
a gentle walk in the Gardens is a must.
There is a collection of over 120 Old Fashion Roses,
over 80 different Irises, Herbaceous Borders, a Pond with its
resident family of Moor-Hens teaming with Crested Newts and Frogs,
a very delicious Vegetable Patch, 8 different variety of Lavenders
some grown as a field reminiscent to Alain's native home in Provence.
You will often spot him in his element, shears in hand.
Heaven for Wild Life, Mecca for Bees and Butterflies,
Paradise for Artists, keen Photographers and Gardeners…
Alain Rouveure Galleries are set in the most beautiful
rural location in the heart of rolling Cotswolds hills.
The Gardens Alain has created from scratch are awe-inspiring
and make it a real destination all year round.
Originally a beautifully isolated Railways Gate Keeper's Cottage,
it was in a pitiful state with only a thin strip of wasteland attached
when Alain purchased it in 1982.
Today the Cottage has been repaired and extended
with over 2 acres Gardens. Imaginatively laid
in a series of Rooms, they offer different moods and themes
with thought-provoking and humorous sculptural details.
Alain has chosen many plants for their heady scent
and there is interest all year round.
Whilst walking or seating, you will find Tranquillity,
Healing and Inspiration.
The Gardens are also the home of Alain's 8 rescued Cats.
The "Buddha Border", with its two life-size Black Terracotta Statues
made especially for Alain in Nepal, is jam packed with Lilies, Calendulas
and Indian Marigolds grown from the original seeds he collected
from the gardens of Buddha's birth place in Southern Nepal…
You can seat right next to it and have Healthy Fresh Light Lunches
or Tea and Coffee with Fabulous Cakes.
There are incredible views and an overwhelming Peace all year round…
The Gardens, like the Galleries, are open all year
Wednesdays to Sundays and every Bank Holiday
from 10.00am till 5.00pm. Visit is totally free.