|HCC Site ID:||1500||Parish:||Bramdean|
|Designations:||HE II; House LB II*, various other listings; SDNP||Area:||c2.5 ha|
|Access:|| No Public Access
Open for NGS during the year
Early formal garden layout with modern planting, c.2.5ha, early to mid-C18.
House early to mid-C18. Unusually complete series of 3 axially aligned enclosed gardens, rising to rear of house. Lowest enclosure, open to east, has paved terrace, central pool, herbaceous beds flanking axial path. Box shapes to east. Gateway, to 2nd walled area, gates c.1900 have cypher of Herbert Garle. This area kitchen garden, divided symmetrically into 4, central plat of lawn enclosed by clipped yews, sundial on stone baluster, 2nd gate, possibly French, flanked by beech trees. 3rd area, planted as orchard, summerhouse C18 with clock and belfry, terminates vista from house. Views from top of garden to house, church, and beyond. Nut grove to rear.
Extensive lawns, raised bank against 2nd enclosure wall, specimen trees, flowering shrubs. Many unusual and rare plants. Former walled area to side of house. Gates and gatepiers to front entrance, c.1900 erected by Herbert Garle.
English Heritage Old listing for the new one click here to visit Historic England site for this location
Country Life, 9 June 1950 p1714, 4 June 1964 p1384.
Paterson A, Gardens of Britain 2, 1978.
Pevsner N, Lloyd D, Hampshire, 1967.
Hyde Historic Resources Centre photographs by R Savage, Mid 19 century, Photo No. 4215, 4224, 4216, 4219, 4217, 4218, 4260