Kilver Court Gardens
The visionary design influences of Mulberry founder Roger Saul can now be seen coming to fruition at his Kilver Court gardens in Somerset. His unique planting schemes using colour and texture are evident in his newly redesigned 100m colourist herbaceous border, formal parterre and subtropical island. This eclectic garden is also home to one of the largest sculptures in the world, a breath-taking 15-metre-high Victorian viaduct. Explore the garden nursery which is a treasure trove of garden gifts, plants and tools.
In the 100m herbaceous border the foliage is the predominant feature rather than the bloom with hundreds of interesting plant varieties featuring tropical Euphorbia Pasteurii, Mediterranean Geranium Maderense and Salvia Leucantha. The retro '60s rockery comes into its own in the Winter months with colourful conifers and Asian acers in hues of burgundy, gold and copper. A tranquil waterfall runs through its centre adding a sense of peace and calm.
Inspired by the gardens at the Palace des Invalides in Paris, the formal parterre of box and yew hedging creates an elegant symmetry in the gardens. In contrast to this is a woodland stumpery filled with ferns and surrounded by bluebells, ramsons and snowdrops in the Spring.
Opening Times: April to October, Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm). November to March, Monday to Saturday 10am - 4.30pm (last entry 3.30pm)
Sundays & Bank Holidays 10am - 4.30pm (last entry 3.30pm)
Admission Rates: Adults £7.50 | Concessions/students £5.00 | Children under 14 free
Group Rates: £5.50pp for parties of 10 or more (group leader goes free)
Facilities: Garden Nursery | Café and restaurant | Lifestyle, gift and food shop | Designer shopping outlets
Special Events: Group talk available for an additional £30. Visit kilvercourt.com for upcoming events
Disabled Access: Partial wheelchair access across the site. Wheelchair loan available - booking required (please call 07841 871473)
Coach/Car Parking: Yes - booking required (please call 07841 871473).
Length of Visit: 2 ½ - 3 hours
Booking Contact: Kilver Court Gardens, Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5NF
Booking Tel No: 01749 340410
Location: On the main A37 in Shepton Mallet, directly opposite the Cider Mill.