Kiftsgate Court


Prologue

 

 

Kiftsgate Court sits on top of Glyde Hill in the Wiltshire Cotswolds. The house was finished at the end of the nineteenth century and the garden is the twentieth century product of three generations of women and their families: Helen Muir, her daughter Diana Binny and her daughter, the current owner, Anne Chambers.

The garden is a mixture of a formal style and that of a cottage garden. Visitors can see a variety of borders and beds, a white garden, a bluebell wood and even a late twentieth century water garden built recently by the current owners. Each successive gardener has left her own mark, improving the garden’s character.

It is a place to take your time, relax and wander through a wide variety of plants. Note the wide use of bright and colourful roses all over the garden and particularly in the rose bed.