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Delightful English country garden

Full of variety, this charming garden shows the English country style at its best.

Peaceful water gardens and herbaceous borders, with organically shaped topiary, demonstrate an imaginative use of colour and planting, creating unexpected vistas.

Stroll through the arboretum with its wonderful species of trees and naturally planted spring bulbs.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Join us for our annual Easter trail

Join us for our annual Easter trail

Friday 18 and Saturday 19 April, 11am to 5pm

Hunt for the Easter hares hiding in the arboretum and collect the clues you’ll need to solve the Easter puzzle and win a Cadbury chocolate Egghead.

  • £1 per trail


We're on Facebook

We will be busy during the winter months looking after our beautiful garden and preparing for the new season. If you want to see what's going on, we have regular updates from the garden team on our Facebook page.

Join us to share your own Courts Garden photos and experiences right here.

Have a wild time

The Courts Garden is the perfect place to tick off items on the 50 things to do before you're 11¾ list.

Go on your own adventure and explore the garden or join us for one of our special events this spring.

Pop-up adventure playground

Our aboretum has lots of space for running around © John Millar

Our aboretum has lots of space for running around

Tuesday 15 April, 11am - 1pm, 2 - 4pm

Have a great adventure in a great little garden. Take up our challenge and see if you can get around the fun obstacle course that our forest school team have designed and built in the arboretum. Here for one day only.

Spring bird’s nest trail

Search for the nests around the garden © John Millar

Search for the nests around the garden

Saturday 5 to Sunday 27 April

Have you ever found an old nest in your garden and wondered what type of bird might have built it? Hunt around the garden for special bird’s nests. Look at the clues and see if you can work out who they belong to and learn some fun facts about their owners.

What's in a pond?

What's the catch? © John Millar

What's the catch?

Tuesday 27 May, 2 - 4pm

Discover what kinds of creatures inhabit the underwater world of our garden ponds. Join our forest school team, who will provide you with nets to dip for aquatic creatures around our lily pond and dye pool. Look more closely and identify your catch before returning these creatures to their watery home.