Gardens one hour or more from London

   

NOTE the estimated hours from London needed to reach a garden are shown in brackets

 

Barrington Court

Ilminster, Somerset (3). Formal garden, created in the 1920s by Col Arthur Lyle from derelict farmland; influenced by Gertrude Jekyll, it is laid out in a series of walled sections, including the White, Rose, Lily and Iris Gardens.

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Castle Drogo

Moretonhamstead, Devon (4). A spectacular castle designed by Lutyens on a high moorland spur with views over Dartmoor; Jekyll influence in the garden.

 

 

 

Combe End
Elkstone, Gloucestershire (2). Restored Jekyll border.

 

 

 

Compton Scorpion Farm

Ilmington, Warwickshire (3). Modern garden, created by the owners in the style of Gertrude Jekyll.

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Durmast House

Burley, Hampshire (2). Designed by Gertrude Jekyll, now being restored by the owners.

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Gravetye Manor

East Grinstead, Sussex (2). The home of William Robinson, with whom Gertrude Jekyll collaborated on plants and writings. Gravetye is part of the Relais & Chateaux family of private hotels, with an excellent restaurant.

 

Gravetye Manor

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Greywalls

East Lothian, Scotland (5 to 6). A Lutyens house, with Jekyll influence on garden. Hotel/restaurant, overlooking Muirfield Golf Course, near Edinburgh.

Greywalls

 

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Hestercombe

Taunton, Somerset (3). Jekyll and Lutyens garden. House now owned by the Somerset Fire Brigade.

Hestercombe

 

 

King Edward Vll Sanatorium

Midhurst, Sussex (2).

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Lindisfarne

Northumberland (4 to 5) Lutyens castle restoration; small Jekyll garden.

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Renishaw Hall
Derbyshire (3). Sitwell family home, where Lutyens did a lot of work, while Gertrude Jekyll ‘issued her decrees on the garden beds’.

Renishaw Hall

 

 

 

 

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Kent (2). Created by Vita Sackville-West, who called Gertrude Jekyll ‘that grand gardener to whom we owe so much’.

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The Patched Gloves

Rye, Sussex (2). Garden of contrasting areas, including herbaceous borders in the Jekyll style.

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The Salutation 
Sandwich, Kent (2). Lutyens house, with Tea Room; garden designed (or influenced) by Gertrude Jekyll, with modern animal statues.

The Salutation

 

 

 

Townhill Park House

Townhill Park House and Gardens, near Southampton. The Grade II listed building, now a school, dates from around 1790 and was extended and re-designed in 1911 for Louis Montagu, second Baron Swaythling. The gardens were planned by Gertrude Jekyll. It is open four days in the year.

http://www.gregg.southampton.sch.uk/greggs/gardens/townhill-park.asp

 

 

 

Tylney Hall Hotel

Hook, Hampshire (2). Hotel/restaurant.

Tylney Hall

 

 

 

Upton Grey

Basingstoke, Hampshire (about one hour). The complete and faithful restoration of this Jekyll garden at Upton Grey is described in the restorer’s own book Gertrude Jekyll’s Lost Garden; The Restoration of an Edwardian Masterpiece, published in April 2000 and in the Historic Gardens Review.

 

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Yalding Organic Gardens

Maidstone, Kent (2). 14 individual gardens to demonstrate gardening through the ages, including a Jekyll border.

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West Dean College

Chichester, Sussex (2) Adult education college, specialising in restoration, conservation, arts & crafts. Gertrude Jekyll advice on garden.

West Dean