Heritage and Landscape

The English Landscape Garden

The 18th-century phenomenon of the English Landscape Garden was so widespread that even today, when so much has been built over or otherwise changed, one is never far from an example throughout England. Michael Symes, author of The English Landscape Garden, has put together the below list of gardens featured in his book which can still be visited today. Plan your next day trip with our below list, and find out more about Michael’s book on the LUP website.

Orangery at Kew.

Orangery at Kew. Used with author’s permission.

William Kent Gardens
Claremont Landscape Garden, Esher, Surrey (National Trust)
Euston Hall, Suffolk
Rousham House & Garden, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire

Circuit Gardens of Mid-18th Century
Enville Estate, Staffordshire
Hagley Park, Worcestershire
Hardwick Park, County Durham
Hestercombe Gardens, Somerset
Kew Gardens, London
The Leasowes, Halesowen, Birmingham
Painshill, Cobham, Surrey
Shugborough Estate, Milford, Staffordshire (National Trust)
Stourhead, Wiltshire (National Trust)
Wentworth Castle Gardens, Barnsley, South Yorkshire (National Trust)
Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham, South Yorkshire

13.7 Compton Verney-RT

Bridge and lake at Compton Verney. Used with author’s permission.

Capability Brown Gardens
The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Bowood House & Gardens, Calne, Swindon
Burghley House, Stamford, Linconshire
Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Compton Verney, Warwickshire
Croome Court, Worcestershire (National Trust)
Petworth House and Park, West Sussex (National Trust)
Prior Park Landscape Garden, Bath, Somerset (National Trust)
Scampston Hall, North Yorkshire
Stowe, Buckingham (National Trust)
Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
Ugbrooke House and Gardens, Newton Abbot, Devon
Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire (National Trust)
Wotton House, Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, West Yorkshire

16.1 Yorkshire Sculpture Park-RT

Yorkshire Sculpture Park at Bretton. Used with author’s permission.

Terrace Walks
Duncombe Park, North Yorkshire
Farnborough Hall, Warwickshire (National Trust)
Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley, North Yorkshire (National Trust)

The Picturesque
Belsay Hall, Castle, and Gardens, Northumberland (English Heritage)
Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
Hackfall Wood, North Yorks
The Hafod Estate, Ceredigion
Hawkstone Park, Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire
Mount Edgcumbe, Torpoint, Plymouth
Piercefield Park, Chepstow, Gwent
Plumpton Rocks, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Old Wardour Castle, Salisbury, Wiltshire (English Heritage)

6.5 Temple of Concord and Victory, Stowe

Temple of Concord and Victory at Stowe. Used with author’s permission.

Repton Gardens
Ashridge Estate, Ringshall, Hertfordshire (National Trust)
Attingham Park, Atcham, Shropshire (National Trust)
Blaise Castle Estate, Henbury, Bristol
Endsleigh, Milton Abbot, Devon
Sezincote House, Gardens and Estate, Gloucestershire
Sheringham Park, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk (National Trust)
Woburn Abbey and Gardens, Woburn, Bedforshire

Others modified from formal layouts
Bramham Park, Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Castle Howard, York
Chiswick House and Gardens, Chiswick, West London (English Heritage)
Cirencester Park, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Painswick Rococo Garden, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon, North Yorkshire (National Trust)
Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire (English Heritage)

For more information on The English Landscape Garden, please visit our website.


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