SJ7481 : Tatton Park Italian Garden

taken 20 days ago, near to Mere, Cheshire, Great Britain

Tatton Park Italian Garden
Tatton Park Italian Garden
The Italian Garden at Tatton, with its formal terraces, gravelled walks, beds forming patterns and wide borders, was designed by Joseph Paxton in 1847. There are two large beds, surrounded by low beech hedges, flanking a fountain known as Neptune, which is in fact a Triton (a bearded man with a fish tail, blowing on a conch shell), added in 1887 in time for the visit of the Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra.

The whole garden is skilfully terraced down the hillside towards the hollow originally occupied by Turn Mere and ends in a terracotta balustrading at the bottom (also added in 1887) which overlooks the park. The garden layout can best be appreciated from the mansion, as was intended.
Tatton Park Gardens

Tatton Park Gardens lie immediately to the south of Tatton Hall Link , and consist of formal and informal gardens within Tatton Park Link . Included in the gardens are an Italian garden, a walled garden, a rose garden and the Japanese garden. The buildings in the garden are the Conservatory, the Fernery and the Showhouse. The gardens are owned by the National Trust and administered by Cheshire East Council.

The gardens are registered under the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953 within the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens by English Heritage, designated at Grade II* for special historic interest(LinkExternal link National Heritage List for England). They are open to the public at advertised times (LinkExternal link National Trust Visitor Information).

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 April, 2021   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 1 May, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 745 815 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.7933N 2:22.9888W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 745 815
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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