Central Site

Trinity Hall has interesting and varied gardens located on two main sites, one in the heart of the city and the other, Wychfield, a short distance west.

Avery Court

On entering Avery Court you are greeted by an area of contrasts. The court is surrounded by buildings of differing styles and periods and the neatly clipped lattice of box hedging provides a strong visual contrast to the soft, drifting planting which spills from one bed to the next.

The stone walls in this courtyard provide a sheltered and sunny site for growing a range of summer flowering wall shrubs, with the Chapel wall providing a particularly attractive backdrop, due to its stained glass windows and buttresses.

North Court

North Court is the smallest courtyard at Trinity Hall and is located to one side of Front Court. There is a small seating area which is surrounded by verdant planting, with five clipped hornbeams framing the windows of one building, whilst an espalier trained Pyracantha clothes the wall at the shadier end of the court.

Fellows’ Garden

To the side of the Master’s Lodge, a narrow iron gateway leads into the Fellows’ Garden. This is an area of the gardens that has undergone major change and development in recent years following the necessary removal of several large horse chestnut trees (Aesculus hippocastanum) that had unfortunately come to the end of their life. The loss of these trees was seen by the Gardens Department as an opportunity to re-develop and provide a suitable setting for college functions and celebrations. The formal lawn has been increased and mixed borders now extend around the whole garden. These borders contain shrubs, herbaceous plants, roses, trees and bulbs, planted in a contemporary cottage style. The pathway allows guests of the College to navigate around the garden and view the diverse planting which has a relaxed and informal feel.

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