Explore the summer colour of Belton's gardens

Belton's gardens are a delight year-round, but particularly lovely in summer. The fountain and Orangery are eye-catching features in the Italian Garden. In July, blue agapanthus make a striking display in front of the Orangery. While deep red 'Bishop of Llandaff' dahlias also look superb with their ruffled petals catching the sunlight.

In and around the Orangery
Lush foliage and exotic blooms make this a particularly inviting area. Californian and Kentia Palms add texture and height.

African Bush Daisies, frame a tranquil pool, serenely overlooked by the Belton Bather statue.

In the walled garden behind, old-fashioned sweet peas, deep blue delphiniums and fragrant roses are a delight.

The Dutch Gardens
Timeless Topiary and perfect symmetry make the Dutch Garden a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the delightful fragrance of lilac, orange blossom and lavender.

Weathered stone planters and purple salvia are perfectly offset by dark green and golden yew balls.

One of Belton’s most favoured views is from the Sundial looking back at the honey-coloured stone of the house and North Terrace steps. This view featured as Lady Catherine de Burgh's home 'Rosings' in the 1995 BBC TV series of Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.

A stroll along Statue Walk
A gentle stroll along Statue Walk takes in superb views to Bellmount Tower and can continue along the woodland paths to the lakeshore where Belton's boathouse is a lovely feature in the tranquil setting.

Meandering back via the Mirror Pond, you'll see a stone temple, reflected in the water.

At the far end of the Mirror Pond rests the 250-year-old beech tree, now bent and twisted with age. The beech has become self-layering and rooted into the ground in several places.

Pause by the statue of Ceres where the creamy, snapdragon-like flowers and leafy branches of the Indian bean tree frame another perfect view of the house.

Say hello
You may spot Jack, Richard or Pete, Belton’s gardeners, edging the lawns or clipping the yew. Belton’s dedicated team of garden volunteers can also be spotted weeding the immaculate borders.

Upcoming events

Below Stairs Tours

Mon 18 Dec 2017
11:00-14:00
Go below stairs in the mansion to discover what it was like for servants living and working at Belton House.

Breakfast with Father Christmas

Wed 20 Dec 2017
08:00-10:00
Enjoy a festive breakfast in the Ride Play Cafe. Includes breakfast and a present for every child.

Festive Family Fun Day

Wed 20 Dec 2017
09:30-16:00
Enjoy a day full of festive fun for all the family. From Christmas crafts to festive games and not forgetting the Belton Christmas jumper competition.

Father Christmas in his winter grotto

Fri 22 Dec 2017
09:45-10:00
Visit Father Christmas in his winter grotto and receive a gift.

Supper with Father Christmas

Fri 22 Dec 2017
17:00-19:00
Enjoy a festive supper in the Ride Play Cafe. Includes supper and a present for every child.

Winter Wildlife Family Trail

Sat 10 Feb 2018
09:30-15:30
Pick up a wildlife trail and become a naturalist for the day.