The Courts Garden

The Courts Garden, Melksham, National Trust

The Courts - This is a great garden and one of the best in Wiltshire

Originally created between 1900 and 1921 The Courts Garden was based on a Hidcote model, it is now freshened and superbly planted and maintained. It is a manageable seven acres of topiary, hedges, pools and plants in satisfying harmony and typical of Arts and Crafts style gardens.
Divided into sections which are not rigidly defined, but tend to flow from one to another, it offers good surprises as you turn the corners. The wonderfully lopsided, bulging yew topiary, eccentric box shapes, formal pool and spacious lawns set off the flowers perfectly. Wilder at the edges. Don’t miss.
Written by Anne Wareham, garden writer and critic whose own garden Veddw House appears on the guide.
There is also a canal bordered by herbaceous plants and a small pond area for wildlife.
The Courts Garden is worth visiting throughout the year with plantings for every season.
Editor's choice garden.

The Courts Garden National Trust Opening Times - see latest information by visiting website.

Normally open from February see The Courts website for details of days and times.
Disabled access, Tea-room. Around 7 acres.


  • Telephone: 01225 782340
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  • Street: The Courts
  • Postcode: BA14 6RR
  • City: Melksham
  • County: Wiltshire
  • Country: United Kingdom


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