The Garden Guide

Badminton Park

A great park, made by the Duke of Somerset and shown on a drawing by Kip in 1699. It is one of the main examples of the French style in England. William Kent designed a number of buildings with the pattern of radiating avenues, which Canaletto painted in 1748. The design is not unlike that of Cirencester Park, which is nearby. Thomas Wright added additional garden buildings between 1750 and 1770. There is also a private garden, part of which was designed by Russell Page, which is occasionally open for charity. 

Badminton Park has given its name to the Badminton Horse Trials which are held in Badminton Park in May. The equestrian event began in 1949. 


Badminton, Avon, Gloucestershire, England, GL9

All year, Daily, Open dawn to dusk

Entrance free

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