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  • Scotland , Cumnock

    The late-18th-century house at Auchinleck was home to James Boswell, the diarist and author. The house was restored in the late-20th century by the Landmark Trust. Some features of the 18th- and 19th-century parkland and woodland layout survive.

  • England , Saffron Walden

    Audley End has an 18th-century landscape park and woodland, which has been partly returned to agriculture. The site covers approximately 240 hectares, with 40 hectares of parkland surrounding the house and five hectares of kitchen garden which was acquired for the nation in 1948. Other notable features include the 52-metre (170 feet) long vine house and Robert Adam's ornamental garden buildings.

    Audley End, Kitchen Garden Audley End, Kitchen Garden

  • England , Avebury

    This site has the garden of a 16th-century manor house, comprised of a series of rectangular walled areas arranged randomly around the manor house. It included large formal walled orchards. The basic structure remains, maintained relatively simply by the National Trust, and is not in a period style.

    Plan of Avebury Manor Garden 1695 Plan of Avebury Manor Garden 1695

  • England , Finchley

    This site has a late-19th-century villa garden, about 5 hectares of which became a public park in 1928. The present gardens are reduced in size, but the planting and most of the path layout has remained unaltered since the 1870s/1880s.

  • Northern Ireland , Limavady

    The site exists as ancient remains, and is mentioned in the Ordnance Survey Memoirs of 1835.

  • England , Greater London

    There are plans for re-landscaping of the whole Abbey Green site including the Abbey Ruins, subject to full approvals in 2011.

  • England , Hastings

    Battle Abbey has 19th-century parkland on part of the medieval abbey's 'Great Park'. The park occupies the site of the Battle of Hastings (1066), with gardens in the vicinity of the abbey. The site now boasts a large visitor centre focusing on the battle.

  • England , Herefordshire

    Berrington Hall has a landscape park designed by Lancelot Brown from 1780, with further outlying planting in farmland. Formal gardens were added in the early-20th century. Berrington Hall was built from 1778-81 by Henry Holland, with late-19th-century additions. The Archway Lodge is by Holland. There is a walled kitchen garden.

    Berrington Hall, Herefordshire. Triumphal Arch Lodge. Berrington Hall, Herefordshire. Triumphal Arch Lodge.

  • England , Paignton

    The castle is a romantic ruin. The mansion was begun around 1560, but was never completed and was abandoned by 1700. There are woodland walks around the castle.

  • England , Stoke-on-Trent

    The site has a late-17th-century farmhouse incorporating parts of the derelict hall of the 1580s. There were 18th- and late-19th-century additions. Evidence of garden layout remains, including terracing and a forecourt.

  • England , Bowness

    Blackwell is an Arts and Crafts house with a formal terraced garden situated within a small landscape park, the whole occupying about 9 hectares. The grounds are in divided ownership.

  • England , Aylesbury

    Boarstall Tower is the surviving gatehouse of a 14th-century military building, later updated in 1615. The grade I listed building is surrounded by large gardens and a moat.

    Boarstall Tower, Buckinghamshire. Gatehouse. Boarstall Tower, Buckinghamshire. Gatehouse.

  • England , Stafford

    The 18th-century house remains, but much of the grounds are now lost under a golf course. Visible standing remains include kitchen garden walls and a dovecote.

  • England , Saxmundham

    Buxlow Manor is also known as Red House Farm or Ghost Hole (1826). It was recorded in the early-13th century as the property of John Cordebouef. The current red brick manor house, dating from about 1678, is of Elizabethan E-plan comprising two wings with sophisticatd Dutch style gables. The present owners bought the two hectare property in 1978 and redesigned the gardens which had been ploughed up and put down to grass. The gardens now comprise a large pond, pavilion, remains of an old pergola, Tudor wall, old dairy, greenhouse, workshop and a refurbished canal or possible moat. There are a substantial number of feature trees including an impressive Metasequoia Glyptostroboides. There are also a large number of interesting roses and shrubs. There is a kitchen garden, orchard, wilderness area, spring and sunken gardens. There is an interesting statue in a niche at the back of the house, thought by Pevsner to be of St. Agnes but now thought to be St. Margaret of Antioch or an East Anglian angel of 1470-1500.

    Buxlow Manor rear elevation July 2009 Buxlow Manor rear elevation July 2009

  • England , Ticknall

    Calke Abbey has a landscape park, pleasure grounds and walled garden, now occupying about 210 hectares, surrounding a hall. The National Trust has restored much of the site and the parkland is now a National Nature Reserve.

    Calke Abbey, the lime avenue Calke Abbey, the lime avenue

  • England , East Staffordshire

    There is a small house, dating from 1849, standing on the site of a derelict medieval priory. The gardens comprise pleasure grounds (now overgrown), an artificial lake, and a late-18th-century temple.

  • Wales , Cardigan

    The remains of a Regency period garden which was built within the ward of the medieval castle. Evergreen shrubs and hollies remain from the Regency garden, and the eastern curtain wall was re-arranged to create a hanging garden.

    The garden east of Castle Green The garden east of Castle Green

  • Scotland , Stirling

    Cowane's Hospital and its garden are situated in the heart of the old core of the city of Stirling, known as 'Top o' the Town'. The garden is a compact designed landscape, occupying an area of 0.28 hectares. The grounds of Cowane's Hospital currently consist of a bowling green, parterre, an area of planting north-east of the bowling green and flower beds adjacent to the lower and upper terraces. Although there have been some changes through time, the layout that was established in the early-18th century remains evident.

  • England , Morpeth

    Cragside has a parkland and richly wooded pleasure grounds within the Debdon Valley.

    Cragside, Northumberland, the house Cragside, Northumberland, the house

  • Scotland , Kilmarnock

    The remains of Craigie Castle stand on a grassy mound in open countryside.