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Sezincote Garden

An Indian style house (1810) with an eastern 'Hindu' garden. The project was inspired by Humphry Repton and led to his 1808 book Designs for the Pavilion at Brighton. Repton favoured the style partly for its novelty and partly because neither the Grecian nor the Gothic styles, then popular, were associated with palaces. Sezincote has a temple with a figure of the goddess Souriya, a bronze serpent, Brahmin bulls, a mushroom-shaped fountain, a conservatory with minarets and an unusual curved orangery. Graham Stuart Thomas advised on the planting design.

Thomas Daniell, famous as a painter of Indian scenery, designed the Indian Bridge and the Indian Temple. Repton is associated with the project but the only evidence for his professional involvement is some mention of Sezincote in his writing and a sketch for the South Garden. See Humphry Repton's comment on Sezincote.

Photograph © Sezincote/Edward Peake
Photograph © Sezincote/Edward Peake
Photograph © Sezincote/Edward Peake
Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood

Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England, GL56 9AW

January to November. Thursday, Friday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Open 2.00pm to 6pm.

Adult £5.00

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