Garden

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'A living work of art'

Take a tour...

The landscape garden was designed by Henry Hoare II 'the Magnificent', to be enjoyed and explored by his guests.

Discover the awe-inspiring views along the original 18th-century route.

Get the garden app

The iPhone app

Download our free, user-friendly garden guide app (currently only available on Apple devices).

What, no labels?

The tree list is a great way to find out about the tree collection

As Stourhead was not intended to be a botanical show garden, few of the trees are labelled today.

Pick up our tree list on your visit to find out all about the fantastic collection.

Features

The Temple of Flora is one of the most tranquil points around the lake

The Temple of Flora is one of the most tranquil points around the lake

The buildings and statues in the garden are a key part of Henry Hoare II’s carefully constructed views. They form focal points around the lake, as if in a living painting.

2014 raffle

All money raised from this year's raffle will go towards the 'rebuilding the designed landscape at Stourhead' project.

Please buy a ticket and support us.

A visual treat

Stourhead garden inspires not only paintings, but films too. Check out this fantastic video sent to us by DGPfilms.

Colt's collection

Richard Colt Hoare introduced the Perlagonium to Stourhead © Stourhead images

Richard Colt Hoare introduced the Perlagonium to Stourhead

Many of the beautiful and interesting trees and shrubs we see in the garden today were introduced by Henry Hoare II's grandson, Sir Richard Colt Hoare, during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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