The Landscape Guide

Claremont Landscape Garden

The section of Claremont which is open to the public does not include the house, designed by Lancelot Brown, to which the garden belonged. It is now a girl's school. The garden which is open to the public once had a baroque layout by Charles Bridgeman for John Vanbrugh, who owned the estate until 171. A belvedere (by Vanbrugh, c 1715) and a grass amphitheatre (by Bridgeman, c 1725) survive. William Kent began the transformation to the ‘natural’ style, converting the canal to a lake and designing an island with a pavilion (c1735). The lake was serpentined and is overlooked by the, carefully restored, grass amphitheatre.


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The Claremont belvedere by John Vanbrugh.

The Claremont amphitheatre by Charles Bridgeman