The Gardens at Ashridge House :: Shared Description

The Gardens of the house were planned by Humphry Repton, in 1813 and his design showed 15 different styles of garden to the south and west including a lawn, rosary, flower garden, souterrain and grotto and monk's garden. It was completed in 1823 by Sir James Wyatville in a way which retained the spirit of Repton's original design and remains intact today as the finest surviving examples of Repton's work.

When the estate passed to the Earls Brownlow in 1849 she added an Italianate garden and extended the gardens south into the park creating an arboretum, Wellingtonia avenue, rhododendron walk, formal moat, paths and skating pond.

The Ashridge (Bonar Law Memorial) Trust is currently working to preserve the gardens and have already restored the Italian Garden, Rose Garden, Herb Garden and flower garden, but further work is needed, for example on the grotto, and the bridge over the moat, depending on suitable funding being available. LinkExternal link
by Chris Reynolds
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SP9912 : The Armorial Garden, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : The Armorial Garden and Monks Barn, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : The  Monks Barn and the Monks Garden, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9911 : The Herb Garden, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9911 : The Holm Oak Avenue, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9911 : Wellingtonia Avenue with Rhododendrons, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : The Italianate Garden, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : The Modern Garden behind the Monks Barn, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : The Former Skating Rink, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : Rhododendrons on the side of the Moat, Ashridge House. by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : The Path to the Souterrein, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : The Entrance to the Souterrein, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : The Souterrein at Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : The Terrace Garden, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : Fernery Garden and Fernery on Fete Day, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : The Fernery Garden on Fete Day, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : The Jolly Jazzers in the Fernery Garden on Fete Day, Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : Bouncy Castles at Ashridge House on Fete Day by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : A Bouncy Castle on the Lawn at Ashridge House on Fete Day by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : Crowds at a Fete in the Gardens at Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9911 : Stalls on a lawn in the Ashridge House Gardens by Chris Reynolds
SP9912 : The South Lawn at Ashridge House on Fete Day by Chris Reynolds
SP9911 : A Clump of Fir Trees in the Gardens at Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9911 : A Ring of Fir Trees in the Gardens at Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds
SP9911 : An Avenue in the Gardens at Ashridge House by Chris Reynolds

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Created: Fri, 1 Jun 2012, Updated: Mon, 4 Jun 2012

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