The Garden Guide

Bayham Old Abbey

Repton produced one of his best Red Books for this place. He described the project as an 'Application of Gardening and Architecture united, in the formation of a new place'. One can see it as a precursor of the Jekyll-Lutyens approach. The scheme was not implemented, except for a lake more or less as he proposed it. The Abbey ruins are managed by English Heritage and can be visited. See Repton's advice on Bayham Abbey.

Humphry Repton's proposal for Bayham Abbey (unbuilt)
Photograph © chuck624
Aerial view of the old Bayham Abbey

Lamberhurst, Kent, England, TN3 8DE

April to September. Daily. Open 11am to 5pm.

Adult £3.70, Child £1.90, Free for English Heritage Members.

Visit the Bayham Old Abbey website

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