This was built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1870’s. It is a French renaissance style chateau with one of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain.
”Chenies” an early 16th century Tudor Manor House, is surrounded by 5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. These include a sunken garden, White garden, Physic garden, Kitchen garden and two mazes.
Grey’s Court (National Trust)
This is a delightful small Tudor country house estate with a series of walled gardens enclosing an ornamental vegetable garden, orchard, a medieval fortified tower from 1347 (the remains of the original castle) and the only donkey operated wheelhouse to draw water.
Designed by Christopher Bradley Hole who trained originally as an architect and then as a landscape designer he made his name with garden modernism at Chelsea Flower Show in 1997. He explores the possibilities of naturalistic planting using grasses and sculptural perennials used repetitively across large areas of planting, or else subtly varied in terms of form and variety within a single species.