Explore Belvoir Castle and Castle Gardens have experienced a variety of improvements over the years, the latest being a two-year initiative that saw the Duchess and the team bring the missing Potential Brown plants to life. There are several new walks for both able and less able tourists, through the formal gardens on the castle terrace and through the woods through the gardens of the Japanese, Duchess and Hermits. A three-mile stroll along the Duke's stroll takes you through all the gardens and viewpoints and brings you back to the castle.
What style of garden is Belvoir Castle Gardens?
Belvoir Castle gardens date back to the 1800s and cover the rustic summerhouse. The gardens have been meticulously restored to their original elegance, set in a natural amphitheatre with fresh water springs, lawns and small architectural details, specifically built to ensure the flowering of plants throughout the year. The Victorian rose garden overlooks the Broad Walk, and Belvoir is home to the tallest yew tree in Britain at a whopping 29 metres. The gardens on the terraces below the castle were originally the development of the 5th Duke's aunt, Elizabeth, in the early 19th century. Walk paths were cut into 8 acres of new woodlands, lawns were laid and flower beds were planted.