A history of the features at Prior Park

The summerhouse at Prior Park

At first glance Prior Park may appear a fairly simple landscape, although beautiful. However, a little exploration reveals hidden architecture, surprise views and uncovers Georgian history.

Palladian Bridge at Prior Park Landscape Garden

The Palladian Bridge at Prior Park

Learn about the best known feature of the garden, the Palladian Bridge, which is both elegant and eye-catching.

The original summerhouse and gardeners at Prior Park

The summerhouse

Tucked away in the trees, in a peaceful woodland glade is our magical summer house. A skeleton when we found it, it's been restored faithfully to an original photograph.

Ice house at Prior Park

Prior Park Landscape Garden's ice house

Ice houses were great status symbols before fridges were invented, they were considered a sign of great wealth and status.