Dating from the 17th century, the gardens at Hatfield House have evolved into a gardeners’ paradise. Visitors can enjoy the peace of the West Garden with its scented garden and fountains, and view the famous knot garden adjoining the Tudor Old Palace where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood. The East garden bordering the Jacobean house, home of the Cecil family for 400 years, is more formally planted with its parterre, topiary, herbaceous borders and vegetable garden.
It was really a big disappointment. We are true garden lovers and travel for many years to GB just for the gardens, and in the meanwhile we have seen hunderds of nice gardens.
Yesterday we visit Hatfield House, and never have seen such a bad garden, for such great money! We have paid for 10 Pounds, and in 45 minutes we are finished, a big disappointment!! Many weeds, no maintained. Maybe it use to be good, not anymore.
We visited the East Gardens at Hatfield House this week and. whereas we found the wild gardens and walks down to the lake a delight, we were very disappointed with the state of the formal gardens. The herbaceous borders looked uncared for and were a poor reflection of their former glory. Most of the beds were out of control and ridled with weeds (including ground elder). The lawns were not well cared for and the edges had not been trimmed for some time. All in all we felt the supplement paid to visit these gardens was not good value for money.
bezocht op 21 mei 2010
klassetuin zijn aantal sterren waard. Perfect onderhoud, visie voor heraanleg, integratie van kunst in de tuin, alle onderdelen van een Engelse tuin zijn aanwezig. Puur, met stijl, een voorbeeld...
i feel its a great shame.the green outside the house itself has been turned into a car park.i used to love watching the cricket matches when i was achild and in my teens/
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