Machen House 2188

Newport, Wales

Brief Description

Machen House has a mid-19th-century garden with a well-preserved mock-Gothic structure which includes castellated boundary walls and mock turrets. Remnants of the informal garden include two naturalistic ponds.


Augustus Morgan built the house and laid out the gardens between 1831 and 1835. The site included a maze garden and kitchen garden which no longer exist.

  • Summerhouse
  • Description: A summerhouse with painted iron columns.
  • Pond
  • Description: There are two artificial naturalistic ponds in the garden. One of them was designed and planted in Chinese style.
  • Fountain
  • Description: An original iron fountain situated in the middle of one of the ponds.
  • Boundary Wall
  • Description: Castellated boundary walls.