Westbury court is the only remaining 17th century Dutch water garden still in existence in the UK. Originally laid out between 1696 and 1705 the garden has had a chequered past and nearly been bulldozed several times. Restored in 1907 the garden faced further trouble in the 1960’s when it was nearly developed for housing. Thankfully the garden has been lovingly restored with many plants that are the original cultivars used.
Engraving by Johannes Kip from circa 1707
Now in the hands of the National Trust the garden is maintained by one full time head gardener and a part timer, as well as several volunteers. The garden has some incredible trees including a huge tulip tree and an evergreen oak which is over 200 years old.