Chatsworth, Formal Gardens 3803

Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales

Brief Description

Chatsworth's formal gardens were mostly removed when the landscape park was created in the 18th century. The terraces were laid out in a series of gardens and parterres. They had paths, statues, temples, fountains and formal planting. Some of the original features survive within the landscape park.

History

George London and others created the formal gardens between 1685 and 1703. An earlier park pre-dates the formal gardens.

Visitor Facilities

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Features

Style

  • Formal Garden
  • Cascade
  • Description: The cascade has 24 steps and falls 182.8 metres (200 yards). Each step is a different size so that the noise of the water changes as it falls.
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  • Cascade
  • House
  • Description: Located at the head of the cascade.
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  • Ornamental Canal
  • Description: The Canal Pond.
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  • Temple
  • Description: Flora's temple.
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  • Statue
  • Description: A statue of the goddess Flora which resides within Flora's temple.
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  • Ornamental Fountain
  • Description: The Willow Tree Fountain has water shooting out of the branches and leaves.
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Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

http://www.chatsworth.org/opening-times-prices
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Chatsworth
Associated People

Just one person associated to Chatsworth, Formal Gardens