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Historic Parks and Gardens in England

Visiting historic monuments and parks not only refreshes us but also keeps us enlightened about our origins and our roots. These buildings in England are the living examples of the events that happened in the time-line dating back to centuries ago. They channel our attention towards the knowledge of the people and the technologies used in the past. They are not just tourism spots but also a National Heritage.

Lyveden New Bield:

In 1956, Sir Thomas Tresham in East Northamptonshire started building Lyveden New Bield. It contains a formal garden and water gardens. The owner of the building died and the successors were imprisoned causing the development to be halted. This abandoned architecture, hence, contains an unfinished Garden Lodge. This site is open to public visits.

Berrington Hall

Built by Henry Holland and landscape built by Lancelot Brown in the year 1980. Later in 20th century further additions like walled kitchen garden, archway lodge, flower garden and formal gardens were made. This hall is located in the historic country Herefordshire. This ornamental landscape park and historical house is open to public visits between February and December.


Located in Hampstead, Middlesex, Kenwood is landscape park made to look like English landscape. Robert Adam and Humphry Repton were the prime architects of this marvelous architecture. Its huge area engulfs all the attractive sites likes walled garden, ornamental planting, lakes, woodland.

Munstead Wood

It is an ornamental garden which is open to public only on special occasions. Built in 1882, Godalming, Surrey and owned by Gertrude Jekyll, this huge property of 6 hectares adds to the ambiance of Jekyll’s house. However, the current ownership is now divided.

Civic Square:

Civic Square is a town square as well as an urban park that was designed after the World War II by Geoffrey Jellicoe for the post-war development of Plymouth in the year 1950. The Civic Square is built around an area of 2 hectares in the Plymouth, Devon.

Sissinghurst Castle:

This is one of the most famous ornamental garden in the whole England. It is built in Cranbrook in the historical country Kent. The huge garden consists of 10 different gardens each with a different ambiance and plantation. It was built in 12th century and was demolished in 18th century. Harold Nicholson and Vita Sackville-west brought the marvel back to life in 1930. This site is open to visit between March and November.


Hestercombe is built in Cheddon Fitzpaine, Somerset. It is built in huge 120 acres and adjacent to it is a park. The basic structure was built by Coplestone Warre Bamfylde in 1750. The park was designed by Edwins Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll in 1908. The building’s few parts are still under restoration since 1996. This civic center site is open to public visits daily. The formal garden and the landscaped valley are the prime attractions of these locations.

* Gardens in Birmingham
* Gardens in Herefordshire
* Gardens in Shropshire
* Gardens in Staffordshire
* Gardens in Warwickshire
* Gardens in Worcestershire
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