Salisbury has one of the most magnificent cathedrals in England, a prime example of the Early English Gothic style (built 1220-58). The splendid arcaded cloister is the largest in England (58m x 190ft square) and was added in the late 13th century. It was almost certainly a plain square of grass in the middle ages but now has a great tree and is managed as a garden. The Cathedral Close is managed like a public park, with mown grass and ornamental trees. The land management looks more agricultural in John Constable's famous painting of Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds (c.1825). Mompesson House Garden is close by.
See Blog post on the planting design in Salisbury Cathedral Cloister.
The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, SP1 2EJ
All year. Daily. Open 7:15am to 6:15pm (or 7:15pm in summer).