The grounds and gardens at Longleat cover 900 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown, as well as formal gardens by George London. The stables and Orangery were designed by renowned architect, Wyatville, and the Secret Garden is the work of Russell Page.
Where is Longleat Grounds & Gardens located?
Longleat is situated just off the A36, between Salisbury and Bath. For satnav users, the postcode is BA12 7JS. On the approach to Longleat, ignore the satnav instructions and follow the brown tourist signs instead, to avoid a dead end.
What style of garden is Longleat Grounds & Gardens?
‘Capability' Brown worked at Longleat from 1757 to 1762, and his designs transformed the parkland, with expansive lawns, stunning tree placement and a string of exquisite lakes. He also added the ‘Great Ha-Ha', a pleasure walk and the walled kitchen garden.
What can guests enjoy at Longleat Grounds & Gardens?
The formal gardens at Longleat are a delight. Designed by George London, they were filled with statues, parterres, fountains and canals. By 1730, styles had changed and these gardens were redesigned in the Rococo style, and they included a menagerie of animals!
Longleat Grounds and Gardens are part of the Astonishing Kingdom of Longleat, home to the UK's very first drive-through safari park.