The Garden Guide

Calke Abbey Garden

Calke Abbey is being preserved as 'a graphic illustration of the English country house in decline'. When this architectural policy was launched, Gardenvisit wondered about adopting a similar policy for the walled garden and pleasure ground. Instead, and probably rightly, the gardens are being immaculately maintained in the design style of a former age: the high Victorian Mixed Style. The flower beds (see photo, left) are arranged as in a design by Edward Kemp. The gardens include an 18th century glass domed orangery, walled gardens, physic garden, peach house and the unique Auricula Theatre (see photo, left).

Photograph © The National Trust
Photograph © The National Trust

Tickhall, Derbyshire, England, DE73 7LE

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