History of the gardens

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A garden of two halves

You might be surprised by the striking contrast in style and location of the walled garden and the more formal north and south pleasure grounds that surround the Rotunda.

This apparent lack of continuity in design came about as they were built nearly a century apart.

A classic view

This classic view of the Rotunda can be seen from the Italianate terrace walk

This classic view of the Rotunda can be seen from the Italianate terrace walk

The manicured 19th-century Italianate garden contrasts strongly with the style of the walled garden. This classic image of the Rotunda is very popular, in fact if you stand on the raised terrace that runs around the back of the Italianate garden, the view back to the house and out into the park the other way are both well worth a look.

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