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.
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.