A nineteenth century garden in an old quarry. It has a series of terraces. Henry Trevor, its maker, salvaged a Gothic window from a local church and built his fountain as a gothic ruin.
Head Gardener's Comment
3-acre Victorian town garden created 1856-97 in former medieval chalk quarry. Undergoing restoration by volunteers. Remarkable architectural features incl 60ft Italianate terrace, unique 30ft Gothic fountain, newly re-built Gothic alcove, restored rustic bridge and summerhouse. Surrounded by mature trees. Beautifully tranquil atmosphere.
The Plantation Garden is a grade II English Heritage registered garden established 143 years ago in an abandoned chalk quarry some 600 yards from the city centre. It comprises nearly 3 acres in all, and includes, a huge gothic fountain, flower beds, lawns, Italianate terrace, 'Medieval' terrace wall, woodland walkways and rustic bridge. There are many hidden and unique features to this idiosyncratic garden, making it a haven of peace and tranquility, and a glimpse into a bygone age. The garden is normally open to the public every day from 0900 to 1800hrs. Visitors are however encouraged to visit if possible on summer Sunday afternoons when inexpensive teas can be enjoyed at tables on the lawns, as well as having access to informed volunteers and gift shop sales. Guided group visits and illustrated talks to clubs may be arranged with:
Tours & Visits organiser Tel: 01603621868, E-mail: tours_visits@plantationgarden
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Please see our website for a full history and some pictures from the 1890s.
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