The Garden Guide

Ralph Court Gardens

Ralph Court was built in 1850 and the present garden was made by Stephen and Paula Morgan after 2004. It is a playful 3-acre garden with sculptures and water features. They are placed in 12 compartments devoted to a range of themes, including:

  • an African Jungle Garden with a tree top walkway
  • a Pirate Garden with a galleon
  • an Italian Piazza Garden with a church and bell tower
  • an Alice in Wonderland garden
  • a Japanese garden with a tea pavilion and waterlilly pool
  • a Willow Garden with a Toad Hall and a Gunnera Maze
  • a dragon, named Edwina

The idea of 'collecting' compartments in varied styles has a distinguished history. It was used in the bosquets at Versailles and advocated by Humphry Repton, in his Ashridge Red Book, as a way of managing the area closest to the mansion on a large estate.

Mad Hatters Tea Party © Ralph Court Gardens
Edwina The Dragon © Ralph Court Gardens
The Steps © Ralph Court Gardens
Medusa © Ralph Court Gardens

Herefordshire, England, HR7 4LU

March to November. Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Open 10am to 5pm.

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