In and around the Orangery
Lush planting and exotic blooms make this a particularly inviting area. Tree ferns and our Norfolk Island Pine (with feather boa-like branches) add texture and height.
White arum lilies, deep blue cape primrose and streptocarpus falling stars, frame a tranquil pool, serenely overlooked by our 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 this a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the wonderful 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 our favourite views is from the Moondial Statue looking back at the honey-coloured stone of the house and North Terrace steps. This featured as Lady Catherine de Burgh's home 'Rosings' in the 1995 BBC series of Pride and Prejudice (starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle).
A stroll along Statue Walk
A gentle 15-minute stroll along Statue Walk takes in superb views to Bellmount Tower, then continues along leafy woodland paths to the lakeshore where Belton's recently restored boathouse is a lovely feature in this tranquil setting.
Meandering back via the Mirror Pond, you'll see a small stone building, the 'Eye Catcher' Temple, reflected in the water.
At the far end, the grandad of the garden, a 250-year-old beech tree, now bent and twisted with age, has become self-layering and rooted into the ground in several places.
Pause by the white lady statue where the creamy, snapdragon-like flowers and leafy branches of the indian bean tree frame another perfect view of the house.
You may spot Richard or Jack from our Gardens Team edging the lawns or clipping the yew, or our many dedicated garden volunteers, busy weeding the immaculate borders.