The gardens at Bury Court date from 1996 when the first garden was created on the site of the old partially walled farmyard. This garden was the show garden for the specialist perennial nursery, Green Farm Plants. When the nursery closed in 2003 the garden became part of our events venue but is still open to the public on Plantsman's Days, from April to September, and by appointment.
For Plantsman's Days, see events page.
The Courtyard Garden
The Courtyard Garden was created by owner John Coke in collaboration with Piet Oudolf, a famous Dutch garden designer and a pioneer of the New Perennial movement. The gardens reflect Oudolf's passion for the naturalistic style and specialize in ornamental grasses and unusual hardy perennials.
The Front Garden
The Front Garden, designed by leading minimalist Christopher Bradley-Hole, was added later. Providing a contrast to the courtyard garden, this garden is designed around a formal grid pattern of rusted steel-edged beds and gravel paths.
The garden is planted with swathes of tall grasses mixed with carefully selected flowering perennials to create a dream-like meadow feel. At its tranquil heart is a reflective pool and simple but innovative seating area.