Melbourne Hall Garden, near Derby
As you walk through the Garden Gate at Melbourne Hall, the landscape garden takes your breath away.
Melbourne Hall Garden is the best surviving example of a garden in the manner of the famous designer Le Notre to be seen in England today.
The Garden dates from 1704 and was designed by Sir Thomas Coke who had studied architecture and Garden design in France.
Delightful avenues with statuary and fountains including the large urn known as the Four Seasons from Nost's foundry.
You cannot miss the famous bird cage arbour known as the Birdcage which is set by the mill lake.
There is the Yew Tunnel, and ponds, streams as well as good herbaceous borders. Terraces lead to the lake.
2015 Melbourne Hall Garden open: Normally open from 1 April - see website for times and Hall opening dates.
Partial disabled access, tea room, visitors centre with gift shop.
- Street: Melbourne Hall
- Postcode: DE73 1EN
- City: Melbourne
- County: Derbyshire
- Country: United Kingdom
- Telephone: 01332 862502
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