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Kathy Brown's Garden

A colourful and textured garden crafted with devotion.

  • 4.8

  • from 157 Google reviews

Kathy Brown's Garden
Kathy Brown's Garden

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About the garden

If you’re into art as much as gardening you’ll love Kathy Brown's Garden, which combines the two. Developed by owners Simon and Kathy Brown over the last thirty years, there are five areas which cleverly utilise the textures, colours and architectural qualities of plants to bring famous paintings to life.

Prepare to feel engulfed by towering waves of feathery Miscanthus and Calamagrostis in the Hokusai-inspired garden, lose yourself in a wall of colour in the Rothko Room and contemplate life among the shimmering grasses of the Monet inspired garden. But it isn’t just culture vultures who flock to Kathy Brown's Garden, the edible flower patch is a fabulous place to learn about the joys of cooking with plants, while guided by Kathy’s expert tips.

In addition to the art-inspired areas, this award-winning garden includes a wisteria walk, an ethereal white-stemmed birch avenue, a fragrant rose garden and much more besides

A choice of tea, coffee, Maynard’s ice creams or Kathy’s homemade cake is available. Cakes may include Primrose and Violet Sponge cake, Lavender lemon drizzle, Ginger and honey cake, Carrot cake, Almond and Orange (gluten and dairy free) or any other, depending on the season, for £6 per person.

Conditions of Entry

Due to the current situation, we are having to set certain conditions so that everyone can enjoy our gardens safely:

  • Each bookable time slot is for 2 hours.
  • Only people with pre-booked tickets can visit the garden at the time-slot they have booked.
  • Please show or print out your order confirmation email as proof of ticket reservation.
  • Please observe social distancing rules on your visit.
  • Please respect any signage or instructions the garden has.

Access Restrictions

  • Babes in arms and toddlers are allowed in for free without a reservation.
  • Children aged 4-15 are allowed in half-price, providing a child ticket is reserved and purchased on the day.
  • Dogs are not allowed.
  • Toilets are available.
  • Gardener’s World 2 for 1 offer is not valid.
  • If you are unable to attend during your time slot please email info@kathybrownsgarden to advise so that numbers for the day can be adapted and a new booking made.

Opening times

Winter openings will commence between the 1st and 12th of February 2022 Spring and Summer openings will commence on Tuesday 5th April and will close for the season on September 27th

Useful details

Garden area

4.5 Acres

Dog walking

No - Guide dogs only.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a food stall and a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - You could lock your bike to the metal fence.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved)* - paths are mostly gravel or grass, not paved and about 10% are difficult with steps.


Yes - There is a gift shop.

Bedfordshire, MK43 7QB

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Find the garden

Kathy Brown's Garden
MK43 7QB
Public Transport
Nearest train station is Bedford.
A few buses come to Stevington - it’s a 5 mile journey from the station.
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Google reviews

  • 4.8

  • from 157 Google reviews

Traci Evans (TMarie)

3 months ago


Lovely gardens, with different areas, with their own unique style. Kathy is very knowledgeable and informative of how the gardens developed and the history of the area. It's a delight to sit for a while with home made cake and pot of tea in the gardens on a sunny day!

Sue Satchell

3 months ago


Had a great time here with a group of friends before covid. Would highly recommend.

Della Jackson

4 months ago


Totally stunning garden, well worth a visit. The garden is full of secret spaces with hidden seating everywhere. Such a special place. The homemade cakes were so yummy with tea services in china cups.


3 months ago


Gorgeous garden just outside Bedford Have to go down some narrow country lanes to get there fun on a coach 🤣 Free car park And toilet facilities on site

Alison Margrove

5 months ago


Easy to book online. Had an enjoyable afternoon looking at the wonderful gardens and doing the quiz with my young person. Coffee and cake delicious even took some home.

Contact the garden

01234 822 064

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