Uncover the secret gardens of Kilver Court

Bath, Somerset

Hidden in the heart of Somerset are the Secret Gardens of Kilver Court. Explore the millpond, parterre, herbaceous borders, and the Charlton Viaduct.

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Designer village Kilver Court has a secret garden for you to discover. First created over 100 years ago by Ernest Jardine, a progressive industrialist, the gardens were laid out for the benefit of his employees. Known then as Jardine's Park, it became a well loved recreational space for his factory workers with fruits and vegetables, and an ornamental lake. 

The Showering family transformed the gardens in the 1960s into what we see today. Francis Showering oversaw the landscaping of the gardens and in 1961 based his designs on the Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winning garden by Mr Whiteleg - who came himself to oversee the project.

Explore the 3 acre plot, carefully maintained all year round for the public to enjoy. Relax among the artful topiary work, or play on the Croquet green. A perfect day out in the Somerset countryside.

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