The park at Gatton is most famous for the work that was carried out between 1762 and 1766 by the famous English landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
The park at Gatton is approximately 600 acres in size. Of that 600, 260 of them are managed by The Gatton Trust, which includes the core features and gardens. We look after the remaining 340 acres which are made up of mixed woodlands and open parkland.
Looking after the parkland
The National Trust part of the park is open daily for everyone to explore but the 260 acres managed by The Gatton Trust is only open through specific events and open days. While the park may have split ownership it is managed as a whole by the two Trusts to restore ‘Capability’ Brown’s vision of Gatton.