SP9912 : Snow covered gardens at Ashridge Management College

taken 4 months ago, near to Hudnall, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Snow covered gardens at Ashridge Management College
Snow covered gardens at Ashridge Management College
The gardens at Ashridge Management College cover a large area, this view is just a peep into the part of the garden nearest to the college. The gardens are occasionally open to visitors, or by arrangement.
The Gardens at Ashridge House
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
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Educational sites  Country estates 
Place (from Tags)
Ashridge Estate 
Primary Subject of Photo
Garden 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 994 121 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.9284N 0:33.5622W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 995 122
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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