Headbourne Worthy Grange 4976

Winchester, England, Hampshire, Winchester

Brief Description

The site has a late-19th-century house, previously a rectory. At one time, it was occupied by Lewis Palmer, breeder of agapanthus. There is evidence of his influence in the planting.

History

Headbourne Worthy Grange was once a rectory. The house then became a private residence in the early-20th-century.

Detailed Description

The site has many mature trees, a rose garden, pergola and lawns which slope away to the kitchen garden and extensive fruit cage. The lawns include a revolving summerhouse.

Features
  • Summerhouse
  • Description: The lawns include a revolving summerhouse.
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The large private residence used to be a Rectory until some time before or after World War 1.
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Kitchen Garden, Lawn, Pergola, Rose Garden
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Headbourne Worthy
History

Detailed History

The large private residence used to be a Rectory until some time before or after World War 1. It was then the home of Lady Strathconer, who was well-known for her gardening interest and co-operated with Hilliers in training their staff in the garden at the Grange. Lewis Palmer, Lady Strathconer's brother-in-law and a former vice-president of the Royal Horticultural Society, also lived there. He bred many plants, including the Headbourne Hybrid agapanthus.

Period

  • Early 20th Century
Associated People

Just one person associated to Headbourne Worthy Grange

References

Contributors

  • Hampshire Gardens Trust