Basildon Park Garden, near Reading
This beautiful Palladian mansion at Basildon Park and Gardens in a wonderful position above the River Thames was built in 1776-83.
Basildon Park House fell on hard times early in the 20th century and was rescued and restored by Lord and Lady Iliffe and is now filled with fine pictures and fine furniture.
The interior has notable delicate plasterwork, an elegant staircase and unusual Octagon Room.
The formal gardens are limited, with borders around the house, and a small rose garden but the spectacular setting and the beautiful house makes this a good visit for those interested not only in gardens but historic houses.
The early 19th century pleasure grounds are currently being restored and there are waymarked trails through the extensive surrounding parkland.
Near the reception area is an unrestored brick walled garden several acres, and it is such a pity that the National Trust does not own and therefore cannot restore it.
- Street: Basildon Park Lower Basildon
- Postcode: RG8 9NR
- City: Pangbourne, Reading
- County: Berkshire
- Telephone: 0118 984 3040
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