Gardens and countryside
Our glorious garden
Our visitors are full of praise when they visit Blickling's beautiful garden.
In the 1860s Lady Constance, widow of the 8th Marquis of Lothian, introduced a formal flower garden. Philip Kerr, the 11th Marquis, replaced the Victorian fussiness in 1930, with the simpler lines, shapes and colours retained to this day.
Designing a garden
Head Gardener Paul Underwood has masterminded the evolution of parts of the garden.
Above the parterre you'll find the double border he designed, reflecting the colours in the beds below from white to almost black and with yew and box-hedge walls, the area is designed to make you think you're walking from room to room.
The aristocratic garden designer Norah Lindsay greatly admired Gertrude Jekyll's 'arts and crafts' style, particularly the effect of masses of colour.
As well as transforming the gardens at Blickling in this fashion, the well-connected socialite left her mark on other famous properties such as Cliveden, Hidcote Manor and Chirk Castle.