The Garden Guide

Castle Ashby Gardens

An Elizabethan/Jacobean house with a serpentine park and a Victorian garden. The park was designed by Lancelot Brown after 1761. He made a Ha Ha, removed avenues, formed a series of ponds, carried out extensive planting and installed a temple and a dairy. In the 1860s, a terrace garden was made and the old kitchen garden was made into an elaborate 'Italian garden' with parterres using the family's monogram as a motif.

Head Gardener's Comment

Castle Ashby is the ancestral home of the 7th Marquess of Northampton.

Set in the heart of a 10,000-acre estate, the 25 acres of extensive gardens are a combination of several styles including the romantic Italian Gardens, the unique Orangery and impressive Arboretum.

Take your time to explore our gardens, visit the farmyard or plant centre and perhaps relax afterwards in our Walled Garden Tea Room.

Photograph © Castle Ashby Gardens
Photograph © Castle Ashby Gardens
Photograph © Castle Ashby Gardens

Castle Ashby Gardens, Northampton, Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, England, NN7 1LQ

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