Ralph Court Gardens

It will take your breath away !

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12  amazing gardens set in the grounds of a gothic   rectory. From Italy to Africa the gardens transport you around the world and beyond into a fantasy world.
Whether you are an adult or a child you will be mesmerised with the features and be surprised around every corner of the 3 acre garden.
The garden is wheel chair friendly and all areas are accessible.
Start your journey through the African jungle taking the tree top walkway. Walk behind the water cascade and enjoy the lush tropical planting.
Visit the incredible Triton Pool with its water jets but beware of the rising water. Pass through the Pirate garden with its  run aground galleon.
See the beautiful Italian Piazza incorporating a church and bell tower with pencil cupressus conifers under-planted with lavender.
Pass by Toad Hall in the Willow garden before walking through the Gunnera maze. If you do find your way out then make sure you do not disturb 'Edwina' , our resident dragon!Take a seat in the tranquil Japanese garden with tea house and trickling tree waterlily pool.
   

Some of the seasonal colour in the garden.

 

Pirate garden with flowering brooms (cytisus praecox )  in foreground and sails filled with flowering clematis Montana behind.

 Thousands of spring bulbs and bedding fill the borders and these are replaced with an extensive display of summer bedding and tropical planting.

 Below left : Wisteria Arch in 'Alice in Wonderland'. Pink , white and blue varieties all from grafted 'dragon hybrids'.

 

Paulownia

tomentosa

(Fox glove tree)

This unusual tree is just opening in the garden.

May / June

   Jeep in Africa              Flamingo in Wisteria