The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Wilshire, Dorsetshire, Hampshire, Sussex, and Kent in the Summer of 1832

Benham House

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Benham House, Keppel Craven, Esq.-August 14. The grounds are limited; but, from the proximity of the woody scenery of Hampstead Park, to a stranger they appear boundless. There is a fine piece of water in the bottom, and the lawns are very well varied with trees; but, the owner having resided many years abroad, the house has been long unoccupied, and the grounds are in a state of neglect. We examined the kitchen-garden, in which the mode of heating hot-houses by hot water was first displayed by Mr. Bacon, when he rented Benham House; but the hot-houses are now pulled down, and the garden let out to a market-gardener.