SP5241 : The Walled Garden, Thenford Arboretum

taken 4 years ago, near to Thenford, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

The Walled Garden, Thenford Arboretum
The Walled Garden, Thenford Arboretum
Looking towards the fountain in the centre of the Walled Garden over the immaculate lawns.
Taken during a public open day.
Thenford House, Arboretum & Gardens
Located in the village of Thenford in Northamptonshire, is the 70 acre estate belonging to Baron Heseltine of Thenford (Michael Heseltine).
Set in the shape of a horseshoe, surrounding an elegant 1760's Georgian house, the park and gardens contain an impressive and Nationally important collection of rare plants and trees totalling around 3,500 different species.
There are three large lakes and many smaller ponds, including three medieval fish ponds containing some very large fish.
Specimen trees from around the world are planted in and around areas of old woodland overlooking the lakes.
There is a restored Victorian walled garden with a geometric pattern of flat water, immaculate lawns and a central fountain.
A formal rill garden cascades down to a stone bridge, alongside a sculpture garden with various 'rooms' surrounded by hedges.
The arboretum and gardens are not generally accessible to the public, but are opened on a few afternoons a year for pre-booked groups. I was there as the mini bus driver for a group from Hampton Lucy and Charlecote WI, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 May, 2014   (more nearby)
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Friday, 23 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Country estates 
Primary Subject of Photo
Garden 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5248 4184 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:4.3469N 1:14.1445W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5246 4186
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