• Hughenden Manor (NT)

    The Manor was the home of Prime Minister and statesman Benjamin Disraeli from 1847 until his death in 1881. The park and woodland have lovely walks and the garden is a recreation of the original colourful design of his wife, Mary Anne. Lawns, terraced garden, herbaceous border, formal annual bedding, Read more [...]

  • Waddesdon Manor

    The gardens were laid out from 1874-98 under the direction of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. One of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain, renowned for its seasonal displays. Innovative use of trees and shrubs coupled with flamboyant displays of bedding plants in the recently restored formal parterre, the elaborate raised Read more [...]

  • Stowe Landscape Gardens

    One of the supreme creations of the Georgian era. The first, formal layout was adorned with many buildings by Vanbrugh, Kent and Gibbs; in the 1730’s Kent designed the Elysian Fields in a more naturalistic style, one of the earliest examples of the reaction against formality leading to the evolution Read more [...]

  • Dorneywood Garden (NT)

    Dorneywood was left to the National Trust by Lord Courtauld-Thomson in 1942 with instructions that it was to be used as an official residence by the Prime Minister of the day, or a senior cabinet minister. On his death in 1954, his estate was arranged to create a fund, known Read more [...]

  • Cliveden (NT)

    A country retreat on a grand scale, Cliveden’s magnificent gardens and breath-taking views have been admired for centuries. The 152 hectares of garden and woodland include a magnificent parterre, a water garden and miles of woodland walks with spectacular views of the Thames. Cliveden was once the glittering hub of Read more [...]

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