Garden storytellers at Dyrham Park

DISCOVER more about the history of the gardens of the National Trust’s Dyrham Park, just north of Bath, at regular weekend walks and talks by costumed storytellers, throughout the summer..

The events have a special focus on the development of the herb garden, Fountain Court, with garden tours, wildflower walks and folktales, and continue each weekend until 21st July and on Thursdays and Fridays through the school holidays. Dressed as 17th-century servants, the storytellers will walk around talking to each other and visitors, telling myths of the time and how herbs were used for medicine in 17th century.

Events themed around the 17th-century medicinal and culinary herb garden of Fountain Court, include a talk on the use of herbs in the 17th century on 5th July, and craft workshops such as scented herb bag making on other Fridays. There will also be a display on herb use in Great Kitchen.

Dyrham’s gardens are open all year round, with formal 17th-century style planting, pool gardens, an informal orchard, shady wooded terraces, a deer park with views over the Welsh hills, and a pretty tea garden. There are free daily tours of the garden as well as tours of the ancient parkland led by our volunteers all year round.

Pictured: Dyrham Park house and the church from The Avenue. © National Trust/Sarah Fox