Come and visit the restored nineteenth century gardens, originally created for the workers of Kilver Court.
Owned by Mulberry founder and English designer Roger Saul, Kilver Court Gardens and Garden Nursery are housed within the grounds of a regenerated textile mill in the heart of Somerset, which is home to the Kilver Court Designer Village and restaurants.
The 3.5 acre gardens, as seen on BBC Gardeners' World, feature a number of highlights including a millpond and ornamental boating lake created over 100 years ago; a reproduction of George Whitelegg's Chelsea Gold Medal winning rockery and a formal parterre created by Roger in the 1990's. The gardens sit in front of the historic Charlton Viaduct, providing an impressive backdrop to the surroundings.
Enjoy half-price garden entry
There will be Snowdrop-themed teas available in the Sharpham Pantry Restaurant and
Snowdrops for sale in the Garden Nursery, including Galanthus nivalis and Galanthus woronowii.
East Lambrook Manor Gardens
See the sublime snowdrops at East Lambrook Manor Gardens for Half-Price* in February
Cottage garden doyenne Margery Fish was an avid collector of unusual snowdrops, which she planted in her famous garden at East Lambrook Manor. She was one of the first ‘galanthophiles’ and amassed a significant collection in the 1950’s and 60’s. Since then chance crosses in the garden have given rise to some new hybrids, including Galanthus ‘Margery Fish’, named in her honour .
Plant Current owner Mike Werkmeister says: “If you want to see carpets of snowdrops then I’m told you should go to Snowdrop Valley on Exmoor, nevertheless our more modest display in the Ditch Garden has it’s own charm, and a stroll through the rest of the garden in February will reveal many rare and unusual varieties. There is also a special raised display bed in the nursery allowing visitors to view some of our collection of over 100 named snowdrops at close quarters. This year we also have around 30 named varieties for sale in the Margery Fish Plant Nursery
East Lambrook is always one of the first Somerset gardens to open for the National Garden Scheme, with NGS ‘Snowdrop Saturday’ on 17th February. Throughout February the garden, nursery and cafe are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Visitors to the Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival can get in for Half Price on any day in February provided they are wearing their orange Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival snowdrop badge. *This offer will be with the exception of 17th February when the garden is open for the NGS,
* You can buy your orange
Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival badge at the Festival
on Friday and Saturday
at the stall in the church
Don't forget your badge!