Hill Close Gardens are a very rare example of detached Victorian leisure gardens which were found on the outskirts of many towns in Victorian times. A town tradesman owned or rented premises and his family lived above the shop. If he wanted to cultivate fruit, vegetables and flowers, he looked for a plot to rent outside the town. Such plots were commonly found on the edges of crowded towns, before suburban development covered them.
The restored gardens at Hill Close, Warwick, offer an extremely rare opportunity to visit sixteen hedged Victorian pleasure gardens, reconstructed to capture the planting and personality of their original owners.