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The Courts Gardens in September
a view through the seasons
I live near these lovely National Trust gardens. The Courts in the village of Holt is a gem tucked away and hardly noticeable to anyone passing through Holt. However, tucked away behind the houses in this linear village are seven acres of gardens. With lovely lawns, borders, an arboretum, two ponds, a vegetable garden, and an orchard, you will enjoy your visit. The gardens are open from Spring until the end of October. They are closed on Wednesdays; click here to check and obtain more details.
This is the third video I have made as I document what the garden looks like throughout the year, and the videos can be found on my YouTube channel.
Some Facts - The Courts Holt
The House was built in c. 1720 and was known as The Courts. It incorporated an earlier house and was the home of a wealthy clothier from nearby Bradford-on-Avon.
The Courts served as the village law court where cloth weavers could settle their disputes.
Around 1797, it was bought by John Davis, and it remained in his family until 1900. Davis likely built the cloth mill, which was next to the house.
Demolished in 1888 by John Davis’ grandson. You will see four pillars in the garden, which are believed to be from the mill. Look out for them in the video.
The Goff family gave the National Trust the house and garden in 1943. Their daughter, Moyra Goff, retained a life tenancy and lived in the main house until her death in 1990
I hope you enjoy the video!
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