The Garden Guide

Kilver Court Gardens

The original nineteenth century gardens were created for the workers of Kilver Court. The gardens were restored in the 1960s and opened to the public for the first time in 2008. There is a parterre, millpond and boating lake.
© Kilver Court Gardens
© Kilver Court Gardens
© Kilver Court Gardens


Kilver Court Gardens was first created by Ernest Jardine, MP of East Somerset, in 1880 and established what was known as ‘Jardine’s Park’, using the mill ponds as a boating lake and the surrounding gardens for the workers recreation. Fruit and vegetables were also grown to provide mid-day meals for the workers- a vegetable garden has newly been reinstated!

Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England, BA4 5NF

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