NS1655 : Garrison House (Sunken Garden) Millport, Isle of Cumbrae

taken 4 months ago, near to Millport, North Ayrshire, Great Britain

Garrison House (Sunken Garden) Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
Garrison House (Sunken Garden) Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
Garrison House in Millport was built in 1745 as the residence of the Captain and officers of the Revenue Sailing Ship the ‘Royal George’.

Garrison's Sunken Garden

This restored sunken garden is based on an original design by Robert Weir Schulz.

In 1908 and 1909, the 4th Marquess of Bute hired Schulz to create terraces and a new sunken garden at Garrison House. His design reflects the Arts and Crafts style of the time.

Schulz was an architect based in London. He worked on many of the Bute properties during this period.

Schulz, along with other designers like William Robertson and Gertrude Jerkyll, helped define the Arts and Crafts garden in the U.K. Typical elements included : Drystone walling using local stone, Crazy stone paving, Wild plants instead of glasshouse plants and Plants in niches in rocks in walls, steps and paths.

These elements resulted in a 'Cottage' look that was less formal than previous styles of garden. Quite bold in front of a Gothic Revival house like Garrison !
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Saturday, 17 August, 2019   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 August, 2019
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