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Claverton Manor, Bath,
Somerset, BA2 7BD

01225 460503

01225 469160

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Mid-March - End-Oct; Tues - Sun & BH Mons; 12 noon - 5pm. Open Mondays in August. Christmas Opening: Mid-Nov - Mid-Dec; Tues - Sun; 12noon - 4.30pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes

All Groups need to book. Please call 01225 823019 or email

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

Spring or June

To see:
Admission Prices

Adult £10; Child (5-16) £5.50; Concessions £9; Family £27.50. Gift aid rates are available Group of 15 or more £7pp, Child £4.50 Out of hours private tour of Museum £10 minimum charge £180 per group - max. 60 people.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Garden Tours by prior booking. Access to grounds for disabled is limited due to slope of the garden American plants will be available for sale from late May in the Herb shop which produces the Tussie mussie posies from flowers raised within the grounds.

Garden Features & Events

Replica of the garden at Mount Vernon - George Washington's house in Virginia, USA. Arboretum of North American trees and shrubs.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:
Inns & Pubs:

Hope & Anchor Inn, Midford Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay

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Description of Garden

The Museum grounds comprise of 120 acres of which 40 are open to the public. The manor house is surrounded to the East and South by a large lawn. On the south side of the manor there is a curtain wall fronted by a herbaceous border. Further to the south there is a replica of one part of the upper garden at Mount Vernon, George Washington's house on the Potomac river, showing how it would have looked in the late 19th century. There are also a small colonial vegetable and dye plant border, colonial herb garden and 18 acres of park land. There is an arboretum of North American trees and shrubs, including a Californian Redwood tree.

History Of Garden

Claverton Manor was built in 1820 on a greenfield site. In the early twentieth century, there was a large flower garden and conservatory on the site of the present day Mount Vernon garden. However apart from a number of specimen trees the present garden contains very little that pre-dates the arrival of the Museum in 1960.

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