The Garden Guide

Chastleton House Garden

A fine Jacobean house (1612) in Cotswold stone, overlooking a valley. The garden has features from several periods: an astronomical garden, which is analysed by Roy Strong in his book on The Renaissance Garden in England (Strong believes the design may have been influenced by Robert Smythson's design for Twickenham Park) and a croquet lawn: the rules of croquet were codified at Chastleton.

Photographs © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge

Chastleton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxfordshire, England, GL56 0SU

April to October. Wednesday to Saturday. Admission by advance booking (tel 01608 674355). Open 1pm to 5pm (4pm in October).

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