4 January 2022
Burford Garden Company
Lying in the heart of the Cotswolds, Burford Garden Company has grown into a one of a kind destination store, with a carefully curated mix of gardenalia, plants, home decor, art and food in an emporium laid out over 15 acres. The store draws inspiration from the latest home and garden trends, bringing ever-changing displays and new collections every week. Making for a unique and inspiring day out for all the family.
Westminster Stone at Burford Garden Company
Our paving display and flooring showroom can be found by walking in the main entrance and out through the back doors, past the café. There you will find a large display of our traditional flagstones, tiles, bricks and landscaping features, natural stone paving, porcelain tiles and our National Trust Paving Collection. There is also an interior showroom, displaying our best selling stone flooring.
We manufacture and stock a large range of paving stones and stone flooring in traditional cream tones, perfect for colour matching with rich honey colours that one associates with the northern Cotswolds. Along with the creamier greys associated with Bath and the southern Cotswolds. Making Westminster Stone an ideal choice for listed and period properties in the Cotswold area.
Things to do in Burford
Having travelled to Burford on countless occasions from our head office in Shropshire, we have been fortunate enough to stay in over a dozen places and eaten at even more! Here are our top things to do and places to stay in Burford.
Hidcote is a National Trust Arts and Craft's inspired garden and is the inspiration for our best-selling Hidcote paving and Hidcote flooring from our National Trust Cotswold Manor Range. Discover secret gardens, magnificent vistas and colourful plants collected from far away places, all blended effortlessly into the surrounding countryside.
The high street
The high street is a lovely place to be in a typical Cotswold village. You could easily spend a few hours wandering around the unique shops. The Burford Antiques Centre houses a large collection of traditional and non-traditional furniture, mirrors and objects. If you are feeling peckish, The Burford Farm Shop has some of the best sausage rolls around. Burford Woodcraft has beautiful one-off pieces including cabinets, sculptures and bowls alongside jewellery boxes & kitchenware and for stunning vintage pieces for home and garden - take a look around The Three French Hens.
Diddly Squat Farmshop
Just a few miles outside of Burford is Jeremy Clarksons famous Diddly Squat Farm shop, brought into being from his TV series 'On the Farm'. Perfect for picking up your pot of bee juice, along with other fresh, local produce from his farm and the local village businesses.
Coffee & Cake
If you’re looking for a coffee and a cake on the way to Burford Garden Company, skip the Starbucks on the Lechlade road roundabout and head down the hill to Lynwood & Co. Here you will find amazing coffee, bread, cake and an array of other café goodies with chains in Burford and Oxford too.
Nearby towns and villages
The Cotswolds is a collection of beautiful little towns and villages, quiet and picturesque. If good pubs, walking and the countryside is your thing then the Cotswolds is a must-visit. We recommend not only Burford but also Bibury, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden & Broadway.
Chedworth Roman Villa
Nestled in the Cotswold countryside lays the remains of one of Britains grandest Roman villas! Rediscovered by the Victorians over 150 years ago. The villa provides an insight into Roman life, with access to mosaic floors, hypocaust systems and bathhouses. Chedworth is also the inspiration for our National Trust Roman Villa range featuring terracotta and Ash Black tiles along with triangles, edgings and inserts.
Snowshill Manor & Gardens
Snowshill is the unconventional home of the eccentric Charles Wade, who created a stage for his life and passions. Explore hidden vistas, model village, the priest's house and Wade's eclectic collections. Snowshill Manor is one of our inspirations for the Cotswold Manor Range, specifically the Snowshill Shingle, which reflects the warm mellow tones of traditional Cotswold buildings.
Cotswold wildlife park and gardens
The Cotswold wildlife park and gardens is a great family day out. Housing a small animal collection, including lions, giraffes, red pandas and more. The beautiful gardens have a victorian manor house at the hub, a walled garden and a wide range of planting styles. A fantastic day out for the whole family to enjoy!
Places to stay
Below are our top 5 places to stay in Burford. All are warm and friendly traditional hotels and close to the Burford Garden Company.
The Cotswold Gateway
The Cotswold Gateway is a traditional pub and hotel, converted from an 18th-century coaching inn. Inside you’ll find cosy interiors and rustic pub charm with original beams throughout. With dog-friendly and family-friendly options available, it offers the ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds with the family.
The Angel at Burford
The Angel at Burford is loved by both visitors and locals for its blend of Cotswold charm, delicious food and a warm welcome. It has recently been landscaped with a walled garden and terraced area too - perfect for a spring/summer visit.
The Priory is housed in a beautiful building dating back to the 17th century, with a charming and picturesque garden to the rear. Featuring a delicious menu of home-cooked food at affordable prices, excellent service and a warm and friendly atmosphere.
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak is a charming grade II listed public house, ideally situated for the vast amount of traditional Cotswold villages. The Royal Oak also boasts a sun trapped beer garden where you can kick back and relax over a cool beer or a glass of Pimms in the summer months.
The Bay Tree
The Bay Tree is warm, welcoming and relaxing. Eat good food & drink fine wine before finishing the day with a good night’s sleep in one of the beautifully designed bedrooms.
Paving for Cotswold Properties
The Cotswold Manor range
The Cotswold Manor range takes its inspiration from the famous National Trust gardens at Hidcote and Snowshill. The range reflects the warm mellow tones of traditional Cotswold buildings.
MELLOW TRADITIONAL TONES
Often described as the ‘Heart of England’, the Cotswolds evokes images of wide-sweeping views and quaint traditional ‘chocolate box’ villages built from the beautiful locally quarried Cotswold traditional stone paving, flooring and walling.
SOFTEN THE EDGES
With its warm mellow tones and soft textures, the National Trust Cotswold Manor Collection is the ideal choice for creating informal, traditional gardens complementing both brick and stone properties alike.
Roman Villa Range
The Roman Villa Range contains tiles and edgings capturing the Mediterranean essence of mosaics and paving at Romano-British sites across the country.
INSPIRED BY CHEDWORTH
The Roman Villa Range has principally been inspired by the excavations at Chedworth Roman Villa in Gloucestershire, which are ongoing. The tiles, ‘dog tooth’ effect triangles, edgings and insets are all reminiscent of individual pieces found within these remarkable mosaics at Chedworth.
The Roman Villa Range offers a collection of tiles, edgings and insets to create a variety of exciting and individual paving layouts, complemented by using recycled terracotta brick and tile chippings.