A garden to charm and delight
This curious English country garden is full of differently styled garden rooms, each with their own surprise, testament to gardeners past and present who have all brought something new to The Courts Garden.
With charming topiary and colourful borders the tranquil Main Lawn and Cedar Lawn are a delight. Impressive sculptured yew trees and fragrant flowers fringe paths that lead to beautifully manicured lawns.
Look out for stone statuary and the ornate Venetian Gates.
The Kitchen Garden and Orchard
With its traditional, formal design the Kitchen Garden is managed organically and planted with heritage varieties where possible. The apple allee, with its carefully trained trees, is a joy for the spring blossom and autumn fruit.
The atmospheric and ever-changing Arboretum displays something new and inspiring every season. A relaxed contrast to the more formal area, the four-acre Arboretum is home to tree species from all over the world.
You'll also find the wildest part of the garden, a secret area which is often used by children of Holt Primary School for outdoor learning.
The Lower Garden
The peaceful water gardens in the Lower Garden include a tranquil Lily Pond and the secluded Dye Pool. Winding paths and rills criss-cross the borders and flowerbeds, past the classical stone temple and secluded benches.
Look out for the eight stone pillars, once believed to be salvaged from the textile mill, surrounded by naturalistic planting, and the clipped 'linenfold' hedging.
Your four-legged friend
Assistance dogs only are welcome in The Courts Garden. Please ask at reception for details of local walks.