A contemporary two-acre garden set on two levels with mixed planting of perennials and grasses. The gardens at Grendon Court were created by renowned landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith and are open to the public by arrangement from May to October.
The Gardens are a beautiful place to relax, unwind and immerse yourself in the work of one of the UK’s most inspiring landscape architects. Tom Stuart-Smith’s gardens have been awarded gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show eight times and have won ‘Best in Show’ three times. True to Stuart-Smith’s signature style, The Gardens at Grendon Court offer a rich, multi-layered, multi-textured experience; simplicity and complexity, the contemporary and the romantic.
The garden is planted on two levels. From the more formal structure around the Regency House, you find yourself in Stuart-Smith’s modern take on a traditional box parterre garden, with its softly sculpted waves of verdant hedging.
Climbing the stone steps to the upper level, you pass through the towering beech hedge into the more informal atmosphere of the walled garden.
The grassy pathway leads you through massed herbaceous planting and swathes of miscanthus grass around the hidden swimming pool.
Moving through the grasses to your right, a towering tulip tree forms the centrepiece of a lawn bordered by large blocks of perennials. The differing foliage, heights and hues, provides a dramatic, textual experience.
Visitors can also meander down to the tranquil lake or enjoy a stroll down the valley.
Private visits for groups of up to 65 people can be arranged between May and October. The ideal day includes a tour in the morning of Brockhampton Cottage gardens, also created by Tom Stuart-Smith, followed by a delicious, two-course lunch in Grendon Court Barn.