A nineteenth century 'Italian' garden surrounded by a twentieth century woodland garden. Historically, it is a fine example of the Landscape Style. Stone balustrades and staircases enclose the lower terrace and a children's garden. The garden has an adjoining deer park with magnificent views over the lake and surrounding countryside. JC Loudon was here in 1833 and wrote that it 'is most nobly situated on the side of a considerable hill. . . there is nothing done in the way of pleasure-ground around it'. Lanning Roper advised on the planting design for the pleasure garden after 1975.
Englefield, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, England, RG7 5EN
Open Mondays all year. Also Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from April to October. Open 10am to 6pm.