Fonthill House gardens are set in the idyllic rolling countryside of south Wiltshire

Surrounding the house are the formal gardens with mixed planting of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bulbs and annuals. There is a small selection of old and new sculptures including a water feature by William Pye. There is also an ornamental kitchen garden that not only supplies the house but also the shoot lunches throughout the season with a large selection of fresh fruit and vegetables.


North of the house are the woodland walks with azaleas, magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons, sweet chestnuts and tall majestic oaks and an oak house made from young saplings. Take time to linger here to enjoy the stunning views.

South of the house is the park or Deer park, to give it its correct title but alas, generally it’s sheep that graze it today.  Beyond the park is the Fonthill lake which is teeming with wildlife at all times of the year.

The gardens are a haven for the 3rd Lord Margadale of Islay and his family.  With the help of his head gardener Erwin Kraan and his team of 2 designers, Tania Compton and Marie-Louise Agius, the aim is to build on the legacy left by previous generations of the Morrison family.


Upcoming events

The gardens are open for various charities throughout the year. Our open days will be advertised here on the website and also on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you at one of these events.