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Sites with Plant type / enviroment: Water garden

  • Isle of Man , Lezayre

    The pool garden links the house terraces and kitchen garden.

    Part/component of: Ballamanaugh, Sulby

  • Isle of Man , Lezayre

    Planting at the pool includes the double marsh marigold, iris, blue poppies, red hot pokers and tree peonies.

    Part/component of: Ballamanaugh, Sulby

  • England , Wimborne

    Boveridge House School has a 1920s formal and water garden of around 10 hectares, in a larger estate which, at its most extensive, was around 590 hectares. This included parkland, woodland and agricultural land. Since 1970 the estate has been in divided use and ownership, with the gardens now being part of the school grounds.

  • England , Palmers Green

    Broomfield Park is an early-20th-century public park. It incorporates gardens laid out in the early-18th century to complement the house. The house is now derelict, following a fire. There are two lakes, a boating lake, a bowling green, a children's play area, a sports pitch, a green house and the remains of a walled garden.

  • England , Uckfield

    Chelwood Vachery has a series of terraces descending to a water garden and surrounding arboretum with rhododendron walks. Further water features comprising a spring-fed gorge with waterfalls and a chain of lakes were constructed in the woodland from 1925 by the landscaper Gavin Jones.

  • England , Bradford-on-Avon

    The Courts has an early 20th-century garden of 2.8 hectares.

    The Courts Garden, Wiltshire The Courts Garden, Wiltshire

  • England , Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

    Derwent Gardens is a public park of about 1.5 hectares, featuring water gardens, thermal springs, pools, grottoes and alcoves.

  • England , Hemel Hempstead

    The water gardens lie in the centre of Hemel Hempstead. They are of linear plan-form and have an irregular shape. They are an early instance of allegory and the sub-conscious being incorporated within landscape design. There are several water features including a canal, a fountain and a weir. A further feature is an area of planting laid out by Susan Jellicoe.

  • England , Hodnet, Market Drayton, Shropshire

    The Water Gardens have a variety of plants which have been used to produce a glen.

    Part/component of: Hodnet Hall

  • England , Kendal, Cumbria

    Levens Hall, Fountain Garden was created in 1994. It has pleached limes around its borders. The garden was created to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the site. It celebrates the partnership between Colonel James Grahme(the 17th century owner of Levens Hall) and his gardener Guillaume Beaumont.

    Part/component of: Levens Hall

    Levens Hall, Fountain Garden Levens Hall, Fountain Garden

  • England , Little Sodbury

    The site contains the remains of a water garden by Sir Harold Brakspear.

    Part/component of: Little Sodbury Manor

  • England , Oundle

    Lyveden New Bield has the earthwork remains of a 16th-century formal garden and water gardens, with an unfinished Garden Lodge. The garden was begun in 1596 by Sir Thomas Tresham, and was abandoned unfinished when all work ceased in 1605.

    Lyveden New Bield, Northamptonshire. Canal. Lyveden New Bield, Northamptonshire. Canal.

  • England , Nr Faversham

    A late 20th-century water garden, made by diverting water from the lake to create a meandering stream and a large pool. The water garden is bounded by moisture-loving plants and wild flowers.

    Part/component of: Mount Ephraim

  • England , Newcastle-under-Lyme

    Extensive earthworks indicate a moated site with a late-16th-century house and formal water garden.

  • England , Bristol

    Rayne Thatch is a rock and water garden of 0.5 hectares. More information regarding this site is available in the master record, Bracken Hill.

    Part/component of: Bracken Hill

  • England , Surrey

    Virginia Water is an 18th-century landscaped lake. There are also ornamental buildings erected for George IV, dating from the 1820s.

    Part/component of: Royal Estate, Windsor Great Park

  • Wales , Shirenewton

    The Japanese Garden at Shirenewton Hall was created in a field to the south of the house in the early-20th century. It consists of a series of six ponds with cascades, linked by winding paths and bridges. The planting features a mix of deciduous and coniferous trees and shrubs, and the garden contains several genuine Japanese structures and ornaments.

    Part/component of: Shirenewton Hall

  • England , Havant

    Southleigh features the remains of an early 19th-century gentleman's estate. The house, clock tower and lodge all listed, have been restored. Little of the gardens survive, except a model dairy, the pond and some planting but the house still stands overlooking the former park.

  • England , Cheltenham

    Stanway House was a medieval deer park developed as a formal landscape in the early to mid-18th century. Features include terracing, a canal and cascade, and a landscape park, associated with a country house.

  • Wales , Newport

    This is an extensive early-20th-century rock and water garden set on a sloping site. Built to accompany Stelvio House, the garden was later sold and now is divided between two surviving properties. The garden is constructed of artificial stone and is likely to be the work of James Pulham and Sons, who also worked at Bellevue Park. There is an exceptional grotto.