A passing glimpse of Camerton Court’s gardens
The present Camerton Court was designed by G.S Repton in the classical Greek revival style, it was built by John Jarrett in the early 1830s. This magnificent Grade II listed house is encompassed in breath taking scenery on the southern slopes of a landscaped vale which extends through the Cam valley, eastwards towards Bath.
Camerton Court consists of a main square block with a projecting east wing, the building is constructed from white lias stone, the main block is faced in Bath sand stone. The north side has a handsome portico supported by Tuscan columns while on the south front a colonnade with Ionic columns.
The beautiful gardens that can be seen today are the legacy of the late Ken Biggs, created over a period of 40 years with his wife Ivy, family, estate gardeners and friends. The keen architect eye of Ken Biggs, moving you on to individual, inspirational garden designs that will help stimulate your senses. From breathing in the scent of English roses, seeing the array of colours in the mixed herbaceous borders. Birds singing and the trickle of spring water creates a feeling of peace and tranquillity; a gift the garden gives to you.
Within this magnificent setting is the Italian garden, a tree lined avenue will take you to the Summer house and on to the Japanese garden and valley; planted with majestic trees, shrubs and flower beds linked by paths that branch out to other parts of the garden.
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