Audley End House and Gardens.

One of the finest examples of a Jacobean house in Britain. Surrounded by 100 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland (1763). Including a serpentine ornamental lake and cascade. The parkland boasts temples and bridges designed by Robert Adam. Also a fine example of an 1830’s Parterre, restored by English Heritage in the 1980’s following garden archaeology.

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The Salutation & Walmer Castle & Gardens

PGG visit to The Salutation and The Secret Gardens of Sandwich, originally designed by Lutyens, the gardens have now been transformed. Then on to Walmer Castle and Gardens set within eight acres of magnificent gardens the castle sits above providing excellent views of the gardens, woodland and the coastline.

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Trentham Gardens

Trentham Gardens are formal Italianate gardens set within a large area of woodland. Together these currently together cover some 300 acres. The gardens were designed as a serpentine park by Capability Brown from 1758 onwards, overlying an earlier formal design attributed to Charles Bridgeman.

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South Cumbria gardens

PGG visit to 3 gardens in the south of Cumbria: Matson Ground Garden a small, private family garden; Peter Rabbit Garden which recreates garden scenes from some of the books using plant varieties available to gardeners of Beatrix Potter’s era; Holehird Gardens, totally run by dedicated volunteers.

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