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Radstock, Bath,
Somerset, BA3 5SH

01761 432227

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Andrew Jolliffe

2017-12-27 05:37:52

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open

Monday 21st April 2014
Monday 5th May 2014
Monday 26th May 2014
Monday 25th August 2014

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:


To see:
Admission Prices

Adult £5; Child free; Over 60s £4

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: No
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: No
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:
Garden Features & Events
English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Garden House Hotel, Frome
Monmouth Lodge, Norton St. Philip

Inns & Pubs:

Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay George Inn, Norton St. Philip

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:


Description of Garden

The formal garden was a brilliant conception by Lutyens who wanted to link the house with the beautiful Orangery. He used a number of visual tricks which are not apparent to the visitor walking through the 'rooms' of yew and sculpture and parterre. He created an effect which cleverly combines originality and grandeur.

Massive yew planting, now mature and nearly four metres high, creates enclosed formal areas which lead irresistibly from one room to the next - the spaces between being almost entirely filled with hedging. There are also some particularly clever details, such as the clipped Portugese laurels, honeysuckles trained over wired umbrellas, ancient lemon verbenas in pots in the Orangery and on the terraces.

Daffodils, cowslips and magnificent magnolia are Spring features; roses, dahlias and wild orchids are Summer delights, complementing the fountains and statues at all seasons.

History Of Garden

The Bath-stone house was designed by James Wyatt in 1790; it was originally surrounded on three sides by open parkland with panoramic views, and with a walled kitchen garden to the north.

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