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The Leasowes

  5.0/5 (2 ratings)
  • The Leasowes davidcsmith © davidcsmith
  • Leasowes2 The Leasowes in the eighteenth century
  • Leasowes1 Photograph © Dudley Planning and Leisure

Gardenvisit Editorial

A famous ferme ornee, owned and designed by the poet, William Shenstone. Its designed features were walks through woods and fields, adorned with urns and quotations from classical authors. Samuel Johnson described it as ''the envy of the great, and the admiration of the skilful; a place to be visited by travellers, and copied by designers'. Repton thought Shenstone had made an error in 'attempting to unite two objects so incompatible as ornament and profit'. A Heritage Lottery grant of £1.3m was awarded in 1997 for restoration of the estate.
Address - Halesowen, West Midlands, England
Opening times - All year, Daily, Open dawn to dusk
Admission - Entrance free
Website - Visit the The Leasowes website

Designers and Influences

This garden has been designed and influenced by Lady Luxborough, William Shenstone

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  • over 3 years ago Rosie.waite said

    A delightful place to just ... Bee ....

    (5.0/5)
  • over 4 years ago Anonymous said

    :)

    (5.0/5)

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