Hoole House 6865

Chester, England

Brief Description

Hoole House with its grounds is now lost in the suburban outskirts of Chester. Today only a few trees remain.

History

In the early 1800s, Lady Broughton transformed her new home with its extensive kitchen and formal gardens. Thomas Harrison designed a large conservatory, a camellia house and a geranium house. Between 1826 and 1834, Lady Broughton designed and constructed an Alpine garden occupying over an acre of ground - based on the landscape of the Savoy Alps. J C Loudon visited in 1831 and was very impressed commenting that the garden was 'one of the most remarkable specimens of the kind in England.

Features

Plant Environment

  • Environment
  • Alpine Garden
History

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
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