A garden to charm and delight

Tree and ferns beside the Lily Pond at The Courts Garden, Wiltshire, in August.

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.

Upper 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.

In April, colourful tulips line The Courts Garden's paths.
Distinctive red tulips grow at the side of a stone path at The Courts Garden, Holt.
In April, colourful tulips line The Courts Garden's paths.

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.

Arboretum

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.

Spot the first apples at The Courts Garden
View of the Orchards at The Courts Garden, Holt, Wiltshire
Spot the first apples at The Courts Garden

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.

The beautifully peaceful lily pond at The Courts Garden, Holt
View of the Lily Pond at The Courts Garden, Holt in February
The beautifully peaceful lily pond at The Courts Garden, Holt

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.

An assistance dog

Your four-legged friend

Assistance dogs only are welcome in The Courts Garden. Please ask at reception for details of local walks.