The garden at Greys Court
There’s something to see around every corner in the garden at Greys Court. Explore the interconnected spaces surrounded by the warm colours of ruined walls and buildings that date back centuries. With things to discover throughout the year, take time to enjoy everything this tranquil oasis has to offer.
Features in the garden
This was designed by Francis Pollen as a Chinese-style ‘moon bridge’, dedicated to the Brunners’ Chinese friend, the cookery writer Dr So Yan-Kit, who the family often referred to as their ‘adopted daughter’. The area below the bridge is planted with blue irises, created to give the impression of moving water.
The Maze was inspired by the Archbishop of Canterbury's address is 1980, in which he spoke of a ‘mazelike muddle in which the world finds itself’, and his hope that Christian and non-Christians, working together, could solve it. The design, by Adrian Fisher, is packed with Christian symbolism, for example, the seven rings stand for the seven days of creation, the three outward turns for the three days that Christ spent in the tomb.
The octagonal stone fountain was designed by Hugo Brunner’s brother-in-law, the architect Francis Pollen. A prayer for good harvest by the Latin poet Horace was carved in slate.
Discover how the last owners, the Brunners, enjoyed their life here in this homely house. Ornate ceilings and historic stained-glass windows combine with 20th-century features.
Explore the wider estate and discover views, woodland and the surrounding Chilterns countryside. Spot the red frame of the Moon Bridge spanning the ha-ha and the different tree specimens in the arboretum.
Explore the stories that make up the history of Greys Court. Discover why the buildings are a patchwork of styles, who the well-connected owners were and how far back it dates.
Stop by the shop to pick up a gift, new plant, pocket money toy or a treat for yourself. With a range of homeware and garden products there’s bound to be something to tempt you.
Discover why Greys Court is the ideal place for children to let off some steam in the school holidays.
From 18th-century water gardens and Arts and Crafts landscapes to intimate woodland gardens, there are so many places to discover.
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Gardens from the grand scale of Stowe's landscape garden to formal parterres at Hughenden and Cliveden and the intimate walled garden 'rooms' at Greys Court.