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Water Gardens to visit

water gardenThere are many water gardens in the Britain, many where water is a natural feature of the garden and others manmade. Very often water was diverted from rivers to ponds and lakes. We feature gardens where water is used to enhance the design.

Many of the early water gardens featured canals rather than lakes, Westbury Court a formal Dutch Garden escaped from the grip of landscape designers like Capability Brown. Forde Abbey also has a long canal behind the Abbey which looks beautiful throughout the year.

Perhaps one of the best examples of a landscape garden with lake was not by Capability Brown but by Henry Hoare at Stourhead. This is a stunning example which is difficult to surpass.

Harold Peto was a great designer of Water Gardens and one of his best examples is at Buscot House, with a long canal with bridges leading through an avenue of trees to a lake.

Cascades were also a feature and the one at Chatsworth House is a great example. More recently the cascade at Alnwick is a modern take and well worth visiting.

For more examples please use the search facilty at the top of this page.

The Gardens at Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey Garden, and places to stay

Bedfordshire, The Gardens at Woburn Abbey were designed by Humphry Repton

Wollerton Old Hall Garden

Wollerton Old Hall Garden, Market Drayton

Shropshire, Wollerton Old Hall Garden has a long and colourful history and is in the Arts and Crafts Style with separate garden rooms and strong topiary..

Woolbeding Garden

Woolbeding Gardens Midhurst

Sussex, Visit the beautiful Woolbeding Gardens in Midhurst Sussex, close to the Surrey/Hampshire Borders - National Trust

Wrest Park Garden

Wrest Park Garden, and places to stay

Bedfordshire, Wrest Park is one of the most magnificent gardens in England, but one of the least well known.

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