A famous garden at Stourhead, Wiltshire

The Temple of Apollo reflected in the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Perhaps the most beautiful and magical of all of the great landscape gardens, Stourhead presents an English 18th-century view of Arcadian paradise.

With hills, water and classical architecture overlaid by a fabulous collection of trees and shrubs, Stourhead was described as ‘a living work of art’ when first opened in the 1740s.
 
Meandering paths offer vistas through trees to classical temples and surprises at every turn.
 
Stourhead is breathtaking in any season but on sunny spring and autumn days, the flowering spring shrubs and the flaming autumnal colours of the trees reflected in the magnificent lake are breathtaking.