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Courts Garden

The Courts is a peaceful family garden with its roots in the past. From the bustling high street of Holt, you pass through an unassuming gateway into a quiet corner. A narrow avenue of pleached limes leads towards the mellow Bath-stone house, the hinge around which the whole design of the L-shaped garden swings. From the house lawn the garden spreads out in front of you.

Yew hedges and cones define the different spaces and one area of the garden flows naturally into the next. The mild climate, fertile soil and high water-table all provide ideal growing conditions for the wide range of plants at The Courts. The choice was strongly influenced by the great garden designer Gertrude Jekyll in its luxuriance and subtle colour combinations, which are carefully maintained by the National Trust.

There are many interesting plants with topiary, ornaments and water features. The garden also has an arboretum, a kitchen garden and an orchard.

General Information:
  • Garden partly accessible to wheelchairs
  • Drop off point and adapted WC
  • Guided tours by prior arrangement
  • Refreshments
  • Suitable for school groups

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    3 miles SW of Melksham, 2 1/2 miles E of Bradford on Avon on S side of B3107. Follow signs to Holt.

    Courts Garden Postcode for SatNav: BA14 6RR


    +44 (0)1225 782 875

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