Belcombe Court, Belcombe Road, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1LZ
The garden visit is from 2.00 - 4.00 pm and will include a guided tour.
Belcombe Court is a stunning Grade 1 listed Georgian house on the outskirts of Bradford-on- Avon in Wiltshire. The 15th C house was extended and improved in 1734 by John Wood the Elder, who was known for designing many of the finest buildings in Bath, such as The Circus and the North & South Parades.
The garden is registered Grade II* and was developed in the 18th C in the neo-classical ‘Picturesque’ style. The original features surviving in the garden include a grotto, rotunda and a ruined ‘temple’ constructed during the same period as those at Stourhead. The four acres of landscaped gardens include lawns, an ornamental pond with Koi Carp, box and yew topiary and fine specimen trees.
Modern touches have been sympathetically introduced, with carefully placed sculptures, infinity pool and terrace, tennis court, a beautifully converted church barn, six acres of woodland walks, a shell house and a walled garden incorporating roses, grasses and fruit, with views extending across the valley. This garden rarely opens to the public, so this is a treat for the DGT.
Please click here for tickets (available from 1st June at midday) or click on the 'Book Tickets' button at the top of the page.
If you are coming on from Duck Pond Barn go to the centre of Bradford on Avon, cross the bridge and at the small roundabout bear left onto Market Street. Proceed up the hill until you get to a sharp right hand bend and on the bend turn left onto Newtown, which becomes Belcombe Road. Follow yellow signs to Belcombe Court.