Following the Government's recent legislation, please note that the wearing of a mask is a condition of entry to the Kilver Court retail areas.


Monday: 10am - 5.30pm

Tuesday: closed

Wednesday: closed

Thursday: 10am - 5.30pm

Friday: 10am - 5.30pm

Saturday: 10am - 5.30pm

Sunday: 10am - 5pm


We have three car parks : Main Courtyard, Great Barton and Lower Car Park

Garden Admission Fees

Adults : £7.50 | Concessions/Students: £5.50 | Under 14's: Free
Group bookings : £5.50
(for 10 people or more - all groups need to be booked in advance)
Car Parking is FREE (coach drivers please book in advance of your visit)

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to book to visit the gardens

RHS MEMBERS: Free entry to the garden on Thursdays
SORRY: No dogs in the garden, with the exception of guide dogs

We do not allow personal picnics in the gardens; but please enjoy the relaxed service offered at our Garden Kitchen or any take-away food purchased from either the Great House of Garden Kitchen Restaurant.


Kilver Court is 30 minutes from Bath and Bristol and only 2.5 hours from London by car. We are located on the main A37 on the outskirts of Shepton Mallet (at the foot of the rolling Mendip hills) in the heart of Somerset, opposite the cider factory. Look out for the brown 'Kilver Court Garden' signs as you head into Shepton Mallet. Local train links are frequent and our nearest mainline station is Castle Cary (for local train links visit Kilver Court is only 10 minutes away from Castle Cary station by car and takes approx 35 mins by bus. There is a bus that runs from Castle Cary Station to Kilver Street (Charlton Inn bus stop).


Due to the historical nature of the site and gardens disabled access is limited.

Please phone our Duty Manager on 07841871473 before you visit us and we can help you plan your day and the best route for exploring Kilver Court and accessing the areas you wish to visit.


Regrettably dogs are NOT permitted in our shops or gardens, with the exception of guide dogs.
Dogs are permitted on our site and in the outside area of our Garden Kitchen Restaurant.

Special Events

Important: On a few days throughout the year we host weddings and other special events in our gardens. These events don’t have exclusive use of the gardens which remain open to the general public, however there may be a large number of guests who are using certain areas of the gardens for photographs.