The gardens of Ham House were restored by the National Trust to their original 17th century layout to mark European Architectural Heritage Year (1975) using documentation existing from the period. There are now formal parterres and a 'wilderness' - which is not very wild. Plants which would have been available at the time have been carefully selected and have faithfully recreated the atmosphere of the period. Ham House has London's best example of the renaissance style of garden design.
Sandy Lane, Petersham, Richmond-upon-Thames.