WORKSOP MANOR Worksop, Nottinghamshire This once-gigantic house, of 1761, had an immense and earlier proto- landscape of the 1730s. It was admired bv Loudon. The formalism has gone ‘woolly’ in the third and gone by the fourth. *STOURHEAD HOUSE Wincanton, Wiltshire In spite of the blaze of rhododendrons and azaleas, and the loss of some of the garden buildings, this is one of the most perfect and serene gardens anywhere. Some of the planting near the house is too late to be of interest. Sanderson Miller may have advised on the gardens when he was engaged in alterations to the house from I750. They are now in fine order, though the house was demolished in 1946. The vast naturalistic lake was preserved. The early-eighteenth-century wilderness was still in prime condition a hundred years later. Traces of the parterre remained even after the landscape movement, as did the curiously regular ‘clumped’ remains of avenues and circles. FONTHILL ABBEY Hindon, Wiltshire Only a fragment of William Beckford’s vast house remains, and even smaller amounts of his father’s Palladian mansion. *LUTON HOO Luton, Bedfordshire One of the most admired of Brown’s landscapes. It is an early example of planting with native species only. Swim Guide is a free service. Two lakes were formed by damming the Frome. One of the garden buildings can be rented from the Landmark Trust. The ‘Albana Walk’ may be his, and certainly it is most splendidly sited along the valley side. Loudon thought it was verv good indeed. *LYME PARK Disley, Cheshire A good mid-period landscape. It still has the usual fishing pavilions and ice-house, but the aviary has gone. The Kip view suggests that the changes should be regretted. Most of the present layout results from Brown’s work here, and there is a fine and unaltered lake on the north side. The gravel paths date from 1783. *WELBECK ABBEY Worksop, Nottinghamshire One of the first large-scale jobs by Repton. gig It was then reworked by Brown, using all his typical elements. The trees were grouped in a botanical way, and there were lavish plantings of the rarest species. There is also an informal lake, with a temple by Chambers. A later wave of landscaping seems to have been undertaken in the 1760s. *BICTON HOUSE East Budleigh, Devonshire A verv late example of formalism, dating from I735. Various designers did the garden buildings, and Pope advised generally, being a frequent guest. live There is a charming painting of it by Thomas Robins, dated I759. Brown, in his first major commission (I751), demolished the one and drained the other. It was Livermere that had a large painting in the Dutch stvle at the lake’s end. The hermit, offered a contract of seven years for £700, lasted three weeks. Loudon attributed the layout to Brown; it may have been interesting, for a drawing in the RIBA collection shows the lake almost encircling the house. The lake is also a stalking paradise with an ample amount of place to tuck yourself away watching your target fish take the bait right under your nose. Various alterations undertaken by Wright, including much planting and more garden buildings. Find restaurants near you from 5 million restaurants worldwide with 760 million reviews and opinions from Tripadvisor travelers. pics, gallery DALKEITH PALACE Edinburgh Lothian The estate is open, but little of what were once the most sumptuous gardens in North Britain survives. Brown demolished the house and gardens by Vanbrugh. Mary was born in of Calne, Wiltshire. Marshall did some landscaping in the I790s, and Nasmyth may have advised early in the next century. ANTONY HOUSE Plymouth, Devonshire A magnificent park by Repton, in his grandest manner, from 1793 to 1803. Subsequently, Brown left many of the old formal features intact. RADWAY GRANGE Banbury, Warwickshire Sanderson Miller’s own house. band He designed canals, pavilions and regimented bosquets (all now gone). A village was removed (only the church remains), and a now-vanished lake was created. HONINGTON HALL Banbury, Oxfordshire The landscape was designed by Sanderson Miller about I755. The gardens have a splendidly sited and very fine Palladian bridge of about I716. Kent was here from the I740s and thinned out the ancient forest. See Legal. Also some excellent garden buildings of the same period. WOBURN FARM Chertsey, Surrey Vanished by I829. Britton wrote in 1801: “In the grounds [there are] no inanimate leaden statues, senseless busts nor ostentatious unmeaning obelisks.”. Interesting. The designer is unknown. . PARLINGTON PARK Tadcaster, Yorkshire Although the house has gone, fragments of the immense garden design still exist, including the splendid triumphal arch. There is about 17% crown land surrounding. *WARWICK CASTLE Warwick, Warwickshire. The house and canal are fine, and the gothic garden-house is absolutely beautiful. Loudon was impressed by the long terrace. The park once contained eighteen hundred acres and was eleven miles in circumference. *POLESDEN LACEY Leatherhead, Surrey A good late-Georgian house by Cubitt (1824), with fine contemporary grounds. The house was by Wyattville, and there was a Repton garden to match. 82Fiv. It is applied to beaches in Ontario in accordance with Ontario’s Recreational Water Protocol, 2018. Join the Swim Guide community today. Wyatt designed the nice orangery and many of the estate buildings. The house was built in 1774 in ‘serious’ gothic. The house was demolished in I922. The terracing around the house is probably of the same date. It is nestled in Prince Edward County and is a kind of "fossil water", a pool left behind by the glaciers that was once connected to Lake Ontario. There were once some marvellous greenhouses bv Paxton. All of this is now forested, scarred by new roadbuilding. See the beach description for more information regarding their special status. DISCLAIMER: Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of 100 E. coli /100 mL. *SALTRAM HOUSE Plympton, Devonshire Little seems known about the gardens of this famous house. Amusing flower garden walls and topiary. Later, Brown smoothed out the ramps, turfed over the gravel walks and removed all remaining formal elements. Of Mason’s famous flower garden, he said that it was “a quintessence of”nosegays”. BISHOP’S PALACE Bishop Auckland, Durham A fine example of a deer house can be seen in the park. Saturday 9th June 2007, thanks The kitchen garden was once superb (with a good pinery). Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and Total coliform at all sites. A most interesting scheme is suggested and was apparentlv carried out. CIRENCESTER PARK Cirencester, Gloucestershire A very notable layout indeed. There are some later additions. A sloping lawn was made to the north of the pond and planted with his usual clumps. Born and raised in Wainfleet, Al established himself into the "go-to" Realtor in the local area, particularly with farm land, resort property and Niagara waterfront homes. Check for current information. The house is now much altered and slightly unbalances the composition. *COBHAM HALL Cobham, Kent The landscape is at least partly by Repton. DUNCOMBEPARK Helmsley, Yorkshire An early and very important proto- landscape with a long curving terrace, terminated at each end with temples, one copied from Stowe. Charles Hamilton, who held the lease from 1738 to 1773. Check it out, Continue your visit to, Know you're booking the best thanks to our helpful global traveler community. The flower garden once had the only example I have come across of a moss border. Robinson Lake is a smaller lake, located in Limerick township. The present spectacular pile is by Wyatt. He created the most stunning garden but went bankrupt doing it. Most of it is beneath a race-track and golf course. Two floors, 2,000 sq. Sidmouth might reveal more examples of interest. The gardens are splendidly maintained. The lake was reputed to have cost £30,000. Much of the garden design was by Daniell (who had produced many prints of India), with perhaps some help from Repton. MEREWORTH CASTLE Mereworth, Kent One of the most beautiful houses anywhere. This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 4th, 2020. *ATTINGHAM PARK Attingham Shropshire Park designed by Repton in 1798. *MARGAM Margam, Glamorganshire The vast house was a ruin by the early nineteenth century, although the park and gardens were still maintained. Robyn Lake is a professional artist living in the Okanagan in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. It is now publicly owned, but still spectacular. *PLAS NEWYDD Llangollen, Denbigh The residence of the famous ‘Ladies of Llangollen’. Painted several times by Scottish landscape artist Nasmyth, who may also have advised on the garden’s design. *DRUMMOND CASTLE Crieff Tayside The gardens were much admired by Loudon. Some newer plantings down on the flat weak, but the terrace plantings magnificent. ALNWICK CASTLE, Alnwick, Northumberland. The canals were admired. *SOUTHILL PARK Bedford, Bedfordshire The old formal gardens survived until Henry Holland came to redesign it in 1803. *LONGLEAT HOUSE Warminster, Wiltshire Brown, working here from 1757 to I762, uncharacteristically left the seventeenth-century terracing near the house. Wurzels website. *ROUSHAM Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire In 1737 work on the smallish Bridgeman garden was nearly complete. *CLEARWELL CASTLE Monmouth, Gloucestershire A late-Georgian ‘castle’ with the remains of a late-Georgian garden that was greatly admired.