Georgian Gardens Bath
...rediscovered gardens from Jane Austen’s world
An original garden from 1760 recreated following archaeological work in 1985, back to the garden that Jane Austen’s characters, and perhaps Jane Austen herself, would have walked in.
The garden is situated at the rear of number 4 The Circus in Bath and is the recreation of a Georgian townhouse garden.
During the nineteenth century the clay soil taken out for a basement area addition was scattered over the garden and covered the Georgian layout. In 1985 this layer of soil was removed and the original layout of stone flagged walks, beds and trellis placings was found to be basically preserved underneath and thus the recreation took shape.
The entrance to the garden is in Gravel Walk between Royal Crescent and Queen Square. It is open to the public, free of charge from May to October, 9 til 4.30 every Monday to Friday, and Sundays in August, 2 til 6 pm. Please note the house is not open to the public.
Other attractions in the area:
Herschel Museum of Astronomy and Gardens
Museum of East Asian Art
Bath Theatre Royal
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015