Things to see and do
Westbury Court Garden is one of the only surviving 17th-century Dutch water gardens in the UK. Visiting us feels like you have stepped back in time to a place of elegance and calm. Here you'll find straight canals reflecting the sky, clipped hedges, ornate garden buildings and old-fashioned orchards.
Trees and plants
Black poplar trees
We have the largest collection of black Poplars under the care of the National Trust. These trees were once valued for their fire-resistant wood.
Old, rare, tall and fascinating trees
We are very proud that Westbury Court Garden looks after some of the oldest, rarest and tallest trees, not just in the National Trust’s care, but also in the whole country.
Apples and pears
Some of the fruit varieties date back as far as the Roman times and span through to the Edwardian era. All the plants are tagged with the name and age of the variety: see how many you can spot. Which is the oldest?
An unusual fruit, which is now enjoying a revival. They can be found growing in the garden here. They’re picked ripe, when hard and green, but not eaten until they have rotted or ‘bletted’.
Bring a picnic
You can picnic wherever you like in the garden, so make some sandwiches, pack your rug and find a spot under the trees, on the lawn or cross the bridge over the stream into the picnic area.
Catch the Bore
If you time your visit to Westbury Court Garden right you can wander down to the river and watch the Severn Bore pass through.