De 20 beste Engelse tuinen

Visit England, de Engelse toeristische dienst, heeft in het kader van het ‘Jaar van de Engelse Tuin’ een lijst opgesteld van de 20 beste historische tuinen van Engeland, waar natuur in perfecte harmonie leeft met het historische erfgoed.

Een brochure met een beschrijving van de twintig tuinen kunt u hier downloaden.


1. The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

The Grand Cascade water feature in the heart of the Alnwick Garden, Northumberland. This developing garden is the inspiration of Jane, Duchess of Northumberland whose vision is to develop it into a contemporary garden that integrates water and light into a theatre of gardens. Its dramatic main feature is the Grand Cascade which is a magnificent tumbling mass of water ending in an eruption of fountains sending 350 litres of water into the air every second. The sequence lasts 12 minutes., The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland, England.


2. Arley Hall & Gardens, Cheshire



3. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland

Rhododendron arboreum roseum with the archway behind in the quarry garden


4. Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire

Looking down the Dahlia walk to the Shelter House at Biddulph Grange, with the yew hedges and butresses on the left. The walk laid out by James Bateman in 1842 was restored in 1988.


5. Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire



6. Burghley House, Lincolnshire

A gravel driveway leads the eye past lawns and topiary towards the south entrance of Burghley House. Burghley House is the largest and grandest of the first Elizabethan Age. It was built between 1555 and 1587 by William Cecil, Lord Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I. The formal gardens and surrounding parkland were created by Capability Brown in 1775-80., Near Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.


7. The Beth Chatto Gardens, Essex

Beth Chatto Gardens in Colchester, Essex in the sunshine


8. Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens, East Yorkshire



9. Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge

Woman taking a photograph of plants in University Botanic Garden, Cambridge


10. Chatsworth, Derbyshire

The River Derwent which runs through the Chatworth estate, straightened by Capability Brown in his work paying out the parkland in the 18th century. Stone bridge.


11. Chelsea Physic Garden, London



12. Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey



13. Great Dixter House & Gardens, East Sussex



14. Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire

KENILWORTH CASTLE Reconstructed Tudor garden in front of the Norman Keep. OLD VIEW. NOW SITE OF ELIZABETHAN GARDEN.


15. Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens, London



16. Levens Hall, Cumbria



17. Stourhead, Wiltshire

The Pantheon seen from across the lake in the winter at Stourhead, Wiltshire. When it first opened in 1740 Stourhead was described as 'a living work of art'.


18. Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Visitors outside the Temple of Concord and Victory at Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire.


19. Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire

The lead statue of Bacchus in front of the Temple of Piety at Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire. The gardens were created in 1716 by John Aislabie and continued by his son William in the later eighteenth century.


20. Tresco Abbey Garden, Isles of Scilly