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Scotney Castle Garden

A fourteenth century moated castle with a garden that is a prime example of picturesque aesthetic ideas applied to garden design. From 1952 to 1970 it belonged to Christopher Hussey, author of an excellent book on The Picturesque, which traces the ideas to Price and Knight. The author's grandfather, Edward Hussey, was an amateur artist and had the new house built with a terrace, designed by William Sawrey Gilpin, and a transition to the picturesque castle garden. The latter is planted with exotic plants, in the picturesque manner. Lanning Roper designed a circular herb garden near the bridge.
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Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, TN3 8JN

March to October. Wednesday to Sunday. Open 11am to 5pm. Also weekend opening in November and December. Phone infoline on 01892 893820. Estate walks open all year.

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