Wimpole Hall, Victorian parterre 3776

Cambridge, England, Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire

Brief Description

Archaeological investigations demonstrated the form of the Victorian parterre. The flower beds were re-cut and the area returned to its Victorian design.

History

The parterre was restored in 1996 after the outline of the flower beds were rediscovered as crop marks in the snow during the winter.

Visitor Facilities

The gardens are open daily from 10.30 between February and October, with more restricted opening in the winter months. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/opening-times/ More information

Detailed Description

The Parterre is in a Union Jack pattern of triangular beds edged with thousands of box plants and is divided from the north parkland by a row of topiary yews. The area features a pair of giant stone vases which are carved with goats’ masks and the pipes of pan which date from the 19th century. There is a row of lead urns which sit along the boundary which are thought to date from the original garden plan.

Features
  • Topiary
  • Description: A row of topiary yews.
  • Vase
  • Description: A pair of giant stone vases which are carved with goats? masks and the pipes of pan which date from the 19th century.
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  • Urn
  • Description: There is a row of lead urns which sit along the boundary.
Statue
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The gardens are open daily from 10.30 between February and October, with more restricted opening in the winter months. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/opening-times/

Directions

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/how-to-get-here/
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Wimpole
Contact

Telephone

0844 800 1895

Official Website

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Other websites

Owners

  • The National Trust

    Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA