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Water Gardens in Southern England

Britain's Finest Water gardens typically combine a pool with aquatic plants and often ornamental fish to add visual interest and integration with the local landscape and environment. Set out below are Water gardens in Southern England, including Rousham House.

Water Gardens in Southern England

Britain's Finest Water gardens typically combine a pool with aquatic plants and often ornamental fish to add visual interest and integration with the local landscape and environment. Set out below are Water gardens in Southern England, including Rousham House.

Rousham House

Rousham, The Dower House, Rousham, Bicester

One of England's finest gardens, Rousham House garden was first designed in 1738 by William Kent and represents the initial phase of English landscape design. One of the few gardens to have escaped alteration over the years. Original features such as the ponds and cascades, statuary and... more

Buscot Park

Estate Office, Faringdon


Discover, Buscot Park, a magnificent stately mansion and intimate family home Part owed by the National Trust and part owned by Lord Faringdon, Buscot House in Oxfordshire has fabulous grounds to explore across the seasons. The gardens are split into very different areas - a... more

Englefield House

Englefield, Theale, Reading

This 9 acre garden at Englefield House falls from the woodland area with magnolia, rhododendron, azalea, acer, camellia and many other species. Below are the two terraces enclosed in grey stone balustrades, built in 1860 with wide staircases, mixed borders, fountains and rill. In modern times... more

Stourhead

Nr Mere, Warminster


Explore Stourhead House and Gardens Stourhead is a fine example of English landscape gardens from the 18th century, re-planted in the 19th century with Conifers, flowering trees and shrubs. Follow a route anti-clockwise around the lake to gradually experience the sequence of... more

Ascott

Wing, Leighton Buzzard


Explore the beautiful Ascott House and Gardens Once part of the Rothschilds’ vast Ascott Estate and now run by the National Trust, Ascott Gardens, on the borders of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, are vast, sweeping classic English grounds with all manner of formal and natural... more

Iford Manor: The Peto Garden

Iford Manor, Iford, Bradford on Avon

Iford Manor was at one time the home of Harold Peto, and the Peto Garden is filled with beautiful statues, terraces and columns, with the magnificent planting showing everything off splendidly. These spectacular Italianate gardens are a real retreat, and a visit is always remembered fondly.... more

Blenheim Palace & Gardens

Woodstock, Woodstock, Oxford

Blenheim Palace gardens (one of the Winners of the Historic Houses Association/Christies Garden of the Year Award 2008)are one of the great 18th century parks landscaped by `Capability´ Brown including the largest lake he ever devised. The Secret Garden is one of Blenheim Palace´s most popular... more

The Vyne

Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke


Discover centuries of gardening history at The Vyne Attractive gardens surround the 16th century Vyne house. The gardens are home to several stunning features such as a walled garden and glass house beautiful lawns, herbaceous borders, a wild garden with woodland walks, a lake,... more

Wrest Park

Silsoe, Luton


Explore an English garden with a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park Wrest Park´s formal gardens are a fascinating history of gardening styles laid out over one and a half centuries. Explore the ornate garden buildings including the magnificent... more

Houghton Lodge Gardens

Stockbridge

Built in 1793 and probably intended as a fishing lodge, Houghton Lodge is the UK's best surviving example of an 18th Century Cottage Orné. Idyllically set above the tranquil waters of the River Test with untouched views across the valley and water meadows with glorious gardens sheltered by beautiful... more

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