Welcome to Caisson

These beautiful gardens in Combe Hay, nestling in a valley just south of Bath, have been lovingly restored and nurtured by Phil and Amanda Honey. Their vision and ethos has created a sustainable landscape that is visually stunning and rich in thriving wildlife.

Phil and Amanda have combined a desire to be closer to nature with their love of art and design, providing the foundations for Caisson’s new era.

The gardens are now open for public viewings by arrangement.


Some history

When Phil and Amanda bought Caisson House in 2010 it wasn’t a blank canvas, but an extraordinary landscape reflecting the property’s unique history.

The house, which is Grade II listed, was built in 1815 by the Somerset Coal Canal Company as their head office. From here, they administered a flight of canals and locks that were constructed throughout the Georgian and Victorian period.

“Caisson” was the name of a revolutionary new kind of lock which was built with high hopes, but failed completely! It was replaced by conventional locks and canals – the remains of these structures thread throughout the gardens. The dry canals have created a diverse eco system – each lock and pound is unique.


Feel nourished by nature

“We want Caisson Gardens to be a magical, inspirational and fun place that enriches people’s lives and feeds their souls.”


Events Calendar

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19 August to 20 August, 2024 | 09:30 to 15:30

Childrens Summer Art Workshop – 2 days

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