The land known today as Caversham Court Gardens has a long recorded history dating back to the 12th Century. No house remains today, but you will be able to see where the last house once stood and see how the families who lived there developed their gardens, now fully restored following a substantial development project. Special features include the gazebo, believed to date from the 1660s, and the centuries-old yew hedge planted by the Loveday family.
In June, there is usually much to see including catmint flowers under the yew hedge on the Long Walk, greatly loved by bees. Roses should now also be in full bloom in the border and the tulip tree should be in flower.
The walk lasts approximately one hour. Afterwards, you may choose to stay on and enjoy the relaxing setting whilst tasting the wonderful refreshments on offer from the tea kiosk (not included within the ticket price).
We will meet in the gardens (RG4 7AD) which are located on Church Road (A4074), about 300 metres from Caversham Bridge. The main entrance is between St Peter’s Church and The Griffin pub. The meet time and exact place will be emailed to those booked to attend, approximately one week beforehand.
Advance booking is essential as places are limited. Book online at htttp://berksfhs.org or face to face at The Centre for Heritage and Family History during opening hours.