Repton produced one of his best Red Books for this place. He described the project as an 'Application of Gardening and Architecture united, in the formation of a new place'. One can see it as a precursor of the Jekyll-Lutyens approach. The scheme was not implemented, except for a lake more or less as he proposed it. The Abbey ruins are managed by English Heritage and can be visited.
Lamberhurst, Kent, England, TN3 8DE
April to September. Daily. Open 11am to 5pm.
Adult £3.70, Child £1.90, Free for English Heritage Members.