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Lygrove House, kitchen garden

Introduction

This is one of three 20th century walled gardens at Lygrove. It was laid out as a kitchen garden, but was converted to a formal garden in the 1980s.

When the site was last visited in 1986, the then-owner, Christopher Selmes was maintaining the garden after some previous neglect. Work had been carried out by some landscape contractors and a full-time gardener had been appointed. A new formal garden was being designed and built in the kitchen garden, the greenhouses having been demolished. In 1986, work had been concentrated on the 20th century walled gardens and the associated buildings and walls. The castellated fortifications, woodland, avenue and the lodge were in need of further care.

History

Period

  • 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
  • Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
Features & Designations

Plant Environment

  • Environment
  • Walled Garden
Key Information

Type

Formal

Purpose

Ornamental

Plant Environment

Environment

Principal Building

Domestic / Residential

Period

20th Century (1901 to 1932)

Survival

Extant

Civil Parish

Sodbury

References

Contributors

  • Avon Gardens Trust