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Brief description of site

The site has a flower garden and orchard covering approximately 0.5 hectares, beside a 15th-century cottage. The garden is probably 19th century in plan, and was re-modelled in 1923-4. It is planted in the cottage garden style. Features include flowers, herbs and small shrubs, many of which are specifically mentioned in Shakespeare's plays, or were known in 16th century England.

Brief history of site

The laying of a new sewer for Shottery across the garden of the Cottage in 1923-4 enabled the Trustees to undertake the remodelling of the garden, on which they were advised by Ellen Willmott (1858-1934).

Location information:

Address: Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shottery, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9HH

Locality: Stratford-on-Avon

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Stratford-on-Avon

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 151 Grid Ref: SP184547
Latitude: 52.1902 Longitude: -1.73226


1 mile west of Stratford town centre.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Please telephone 01 789 204016 or see:
The site is open June to August - daily 9am to 5pm; April/May and September/October - core hours daily, 10am to 5pm; November to March, daily 10am to 4pm.

Visitor information:

Parking, shop, refreshments, disabled access, WCs

Key information:

Form of site: cottage garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: cottage

Site Style : cottage garden style

Site first created: 1923 to 1924

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 0.5

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