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  • England , Maidstone

    The Archbishop's Palace was the medieval archiepiscopal residence in Maidstone. It came into the hands of Maidstone Council in 1904, and the site is now used as a registry office. Although not generally open to the public, there are occasional open days, and group tours can be arranged.

  • England , Hinckley

    Memorial gardens and public park forming the surrounds of council offices. The gardens were unveiled in 1923 and the public park set out the next year.

    Argents Mead Park, Hinckley Argents Mead Park, Hinckley

  • Wales , Tredegar

    Bedwellty Park is an early-19th-century urban landscape park, with particularly interesting rockwork, a well-preserved icehouse, and clumps of trees on artificial mounds. Recreational buildings and specimen tree planting date from the early-20th century.

    Bedwellty House, Tredegar Park Bedwellty House, Tredegar Park

  • England , Salisbury

    The 18th-century gardens at Bourne Hill House were originally associated with the 13th-century St Edmund's College and incorporate part of the medieval rampart of Salisbury. They are currently (2007) being redesigned as part of a refurbishment programme for the council offices which occupy Bourne Hill House and will then be open for public use.

    Bourne Hill House. Salisbury . House 2008. Bourne Hill House. Salisbury . House 2008.

  • England , Bramshill

    Bramshill Park has early formal gardens, pleasure grounds and a park of around 240 hectares. The formal gardens date from the early-17th century and were laid out by Lord Edward Zouche. The parkland is now in divided ownership, with some leased to the Forestry Commission and some used as farmland. The house and immediate grounds serve as a Police Staff College.

  • England , Plymouth

    Civic Square, Plymouth is a designed urban space of about 2 hectares, constructed after World War 2 and altered since.

  • England , Kingsbridge

    Combe Royal is a Victorian house with a notable garden in a deep Devon combe. The lower garden, largely planted with giant rhododendrons, still exists, but little remains of the elaborate Victorian layout around the house.

    Combe Royal, Devon. Citrus Wall. Combe Royal, Devon. Citrus Wall.

  • Wales , Vale of Glamorgan

    The grounds of the old hall were landscaped by the Edmondes family in the mid-18th century. After use as a school from the 1930s to the 1960s, the site became derelict and was then converted for public use. There is now a library, health centre and adult eductaion centre. Substantial changes were made to the gardens during this process.

    Part/component of: Cowbridge

    The Old Hall, Cowbridge The Old Hall, Cowbridge

  • England , East Grinstead

    The estate of East Court covers some 48.6 hectares and consists of a large Georgian house with ancillary buildings, gardens, parkland, lake, playing fields and woodland. It provides civic, community, recreational and sporting facilities for the general public as well as housing the headquarters of the East Grinstead Town Council.

  • England , Leicester

    Evington Park is a public park with garden beds, open spaces, a variety of recreational facilities and a nature area. It is a popular and much-used park sited just 2 minutes walk from the centre of Evington village. There are two active supporters' groups who meet regularly - The Evington Park User Group and The Friends of Evington Park and Village Green.

    Evington Park, island bed Evington Park, island bed

  • England , Derby, Derbyshire

    Foston Hall was built by Hine in 1863. Part of the original garden design has been retained. The Hall is now in use as a prison.

  • Isle of Man , Onchan

    Government House is the 19th century residence of the island's Governor. There are mature trees and a planted drive dating to about 1850. There have been subsequent additions till the 1910s, including a rose garden and herbaceous borders, and the development of the nearby wooded 'Harper's Glen'.

  • England

    Grove Park is a municipal park on the site of a late-17th century house and grounds. The registered area covers some 3 hectares. The park's boundaries are formed by stone walls, brick walls, fences and hedges. The site slopes steeply towards the south-west, giving views across the park and town to the bay.

    Grove Park, Somerset Grove Park, Somerset

  • England , Whittlesford

    Features include garden walls, a knot garden and fig trees.

  • England , Taunton

    Hestercombe House is set in 120 hectares of parkland. There is a formal garden of around 3 hectares beside the house, designed by Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll from 1904 to 1908. There is also a landscaped valley behind the house of around 13.5 hectares, created by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde between 1750 and 1790.

    Hestercombe Dutch Garden Hestercombe Dutch Garden

  • England , Redditch

    Hewell Grange is an 18th-century landscape park and lake laid out by Lancelot Brown and modified around 1812 by Humphry Repton. There are also the remains of an extensive late-19th-century formal garden. The site is now in institutional use.

    Hewell Grange Hewell Grange

  • England , Gloucester

    Now a Council-owned public park covering about 1.6 hectares, Highfield Gardens is supported by an active Friends group which organises annual events. The site is home to three interesting historic monuments. It was formerly part of the Hillfield Estate dating from the mid-19th century and has an entrance lodge with decorative iron gates. The house is used as offices by the County Council and the gardens are principally maintained by Council contractors.

  • Northern Ireland , Coleraine

    This is a hillside site above the River Bann. It is now the grounds for County Hall, landscaped from 1970.

  • England , Enfield

    The garden of Myddelton House originated in the 19th century, but owes its present form to E. A. Bowles, who created it in the early-20th century. It decayed after his death, but has recently been restored. The site covers about 2.5 hectares, and houses an important collection of bearded iris.

    Myddleton House, Enfield. Pond looking towards House. Myddleton House, Enfield. Pond looking towards House.

  • England , Isle of Wight

    Northwood Park was originally a 19th-century landscape park with pleasure grounds. The pleasure grounds were presented to Cowes Town Council in 1929, and have been used as a public park ever since. The landscape park was redeveloped in the 20th century.