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Palacio dos Marqueses da Fronteira
One of the best preserved 17th Century palace gardens in Portugal with an exceptional collection of original glazed tiles or Azulejos. The garden is open regularly to the public.

View across the Formal Garden to the Kings Gallery. Hedges and balls of clipped box and Yew with statue in foreground. The Gallery is faced with glazed tiles or Azulejos and niches contain busts of Portuguese Kings. Lisbon, Portugal, September. View to the palace from the Kings Gallery across the Knights basin pool and the Formal Garden parterre of box hedges and yew mounds. Lisbon, Portugal, September. View over the Formal Garden box parterre to the palace. Lisbon, Portugal, September. View onto the Garden Of Venus to the Palace with low hedges of Box and tropical trees. Lisbon, Portugal, September. View onto the Garden Of Venus to the Palace with low hedges of Box, a fountain and tropical trees. Lisbon, Portugal, September. Lisbon, Portugal, September. View over the formal Box parterre with view outside the garden to the city. Lisbon, Portugal, September. View into the Garden of Venus from within the House of Freshness. Mosaics on arched entrance. Lisbon, Portugal, September. The Basin of the Knights pool and view out of the garden to the City beyond. Lisbon, Portugal, September. Niche in the Kings Gallery containing sculpture bust of one of the kings of Portugal. Niche and surrounding wall faced with decorated glazed tiles known as Azulejos. Lisbon, Portugal, September. Bench in niche faced with glazed tiles or Azulejos depicting birds trees and women. Mosaic at top of niche. Lisbon, Portugal, September. Niche in the Kings Gallery containing sculpture bust of one of the kings of Portugal. Niche and surrounding wall faced with decorated glazed tiles known as Azulejos. Lisbon, Portugal, September. Lisbon, Portugal, September. The Kings Gallery. Paved raised walkway with stone balustrade. Walls faced with glazed tiles known as Azulejos. Summerhouse within walkway.  Lisbon, Portugal, September. The Kings Gallery. Paved raised walkway  Summerhouse within walkway in foreground with distressed painted blue walls.  Lisbon, Portugal, September.





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Lower House in Early Spring
A country garden in the Brecon Beacons with strong bones including a remarkable topiary garden, where box, yew and holly have been clipped into striking shapes.

The box garden at Lower House, Powys in March with central umbrella shaped Portuguese laurel, Prunus lusitanica. The box garden at Lower House, Powys in March with central umbrella shaped Portuguese laurel, Prunus lusitanica. Cornus controversa 'Variegata' covered with bright new leaves amongst clipped box and an apple tree at Lower House, Powys in March Cornus controversa 'Variegata' covered with bright new leaves amongst clipped box and an apple tree at Lower House, Powys in March Box garden with clipped yew and variegated holly at Lower House, Powys in March Box garden at Lower House, Powys in March Box garden with clipped yew and birch tree at Lower House, Powys in March Trained hornbeam in a Doulton planter at Lower House, Powys in March Apple trees ringed by doughnuts of clipped box at Lower House, Powys in March Apple trees ringed by doughnuts of clipped box at Lower House, Powys in March Ferns unfurling their new fronds at Lower House, Powys in March amongst clipped yew, spikey yuccas and rambling euonymus. Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' scrambling through clipped yew.at Lower House, Powys in March. Lower House, Powys in March framed by clipped box and two large clipped Phillyrea latifolia framing the front door





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Malverleys in Late Spring
Malverleys, is an Italianate Victorian house with a 10 acre garden and parkland located in the Hampshire countryside.

Allium obliquum - Lopsided onion - flower bud opening up Abutilon vitifolium 'Album' Centranthus ruber - Red Valerian - growing in front of Rosa 'The Lady of the Lake' - Rambler Rose - on a wall Rosa 'The Lady of the Lake' - Rambler Rose Rosa 'Penelope' - Hybrid Musk Rose Rosa 'Penelope' - Hybrid Musk Rose White-themed bed, plants include: Rosa 'Penelope', Orlaya grandiflora, Eryngium giganteum, Digitalis purpurea 'Alba' and Nigella damascena 'Alba' Agrostemma 'Alba' - Corncockle Pelargonium 'Voodoo' Pelargonium 'Australian Mystery' Pelargonium 'Australian Mystery' Rosa 'Desdemona' - English Shrub Rose View through Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue' - Sea Holly - and Leucanthemum - Ox-eye Daisy to a large copper bowl water feature





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Brockworth Court
A formal garden bursting with Autumnal colours and interest.

A part timbered Mediaeval manor house, seen over an island bed of clipped topiary and beneath the leafy canopy of a maple tree. Tim and Bridget Wiltshire, garden owners, Brockworth, Gloucestershire. A part timbered Mediaeval manor house, seen over an island bed of clipped topiary and past a maple tinged with autumn colour. Glimpsed past a maple tree, the part timbered facade of a Mediaeval manor house, edged in clipped topiary. At dawn, a part timbered Mediaeval manor house flanked by a formal box parterre, seen past an island bed of clipped topiary. A glimpse of Cooper's hill beside the facade of a part timbered, Mediaeval manor house overlooking a formal box parterre. A formal parterre created from clipped box hedges, balls and standards, with the red autumn foliage of small flowering almonds, Prunus triloba. A glimpse of Cooper's hill caught beside the facade of a part timbered, Mediaeval manor house, and seen over a formal box parterre. Prunus triloba, flowering almond, and Cornus kousa have red autumn foliage. A metal sculpture is set against a backdrop of Gloucestershire countryside. A formal parterre created from clipped box hedges, balls and standards, with the red autumn foliage of small flowering almonds, Prunus triloba. A formal parterre created from clipped box hedges, balls and standards, with the red autumn foliage of Cornus kousa and  flowering almonds, Prunus triloba. At dawn, a formal parterre created from clipped box hedges, balls and standards, with the red autumn foliage of small flowering almonds, Prunus triloba. At dawn, a formal parterre created from clipped box hedges, balls and standards, with the red autumn foliage of small flowering almonds, Prunus triloba.





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High Moss
A grand formal and atmospheric Lake District garden with lots of colour and structure in autumn

A towering oak tree and autumn foliage on Azalea, Cornus kousa, Acer, underplanted with Hosta around the Arts and Crafts style house at High Moss, Portinscale, Cumbria, UK Peter Hughes QC, chairman of the Gardens Trust in his garden at High Moss, Cumbria A herbaceous border with autumnal plant foliage in front of the Arts and Crafts style house at High Moss, Portinscale, Cumbria, UK A boat race starting canon on a stone terrace overlooking taxus baccata and  autumn foliage at High Moss, Portinscale, Cumbria, UK The view from a stone terrace over Taxus baccata topiary, Fagus sylvatica hedge and autumn foliage on oak trees at High Moss, Portinscale, Cumbria, UK Elaborate yew topiary Taxus baccata surrounded by autumn foliage in the garden at High Moss, Portinscale, Cumbria, UK A moss covered stone terrace with a view over cloud shaped Taxus baccata and Buxus and autumn foliage on Quercus at the Arts and Crafts garden, High Moss, Portinscale, Cumbria, UK A view from a terrace over cloud shaped Taxus baccata, Buxus, and Fagus sylvatica High to autumn foliage at the Arts and Crafts garden at High Moss, Portinscale, Cumbria, UK Autumn foliage on on Acer, Quercus and Fagus sylvatica hedge surrounding stone walls at the Arts and Crafts garden, High Moss, Portinscale, Cumbria, UK A gravel path along moss covered stone terraces surrounded by Taxus baccata and Fagus sylvatica in autumn at the Arts and Crafts style garden at High Moss, Portinscale, Cumbria A gravel path and stone steps through beech and box hedge leading to the Arts and Crafts style house at High Moss, Portinscale, Cumbria, UK Elaborately shaped Yew topiary Taxus baccata and autumn foliage around a Chinese red bench in the garden at High Moss, Portinscale, Cumbria, UK Autumn foliage on a Beech hedge Fagus sylvatica and a towering Oak tree 'Quercus' in the garden at High Moss, Portinscale, Cumbria, UK





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Veddw House Garden in the Snow
Formal garden set in the Wye valleys Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Winter and covered with snow.

View from the Grasses Parterre to the snow covered Hedge Gardens and wood in background. Hedges and columns of taxus baccata and wave-form hedge of Fagus sylvatica in foreground. Veddw House Garden, Monmouthshire Snow-covered formal country garden.  Veddw House Garden. Snow-covered wave-form hedge of Taxus baccata in the Hedge Gardens. Snow covered wave-form hedges of Taxus baccata and Buxus sempervirens. Garden – Veddw Snow-covered wave-form hedge of Taxus baccata in the Hedge Gardens. Garden – Veddw Formal country garden overview - snow covered topiary hedges. Garden - Veddw Snow-covered seat in the Reflecting Pool. Garden – Veddw Snow-covered Yew Walk contre-jour. Hedges of Taxus baccata. Garden – Veddw View over the snow-covered Hedge Gardens and coppice.  Garden – Veddw Drone overview of snow covered hedges in formal garden. Garden – Veddw  V Snow-covered Crescent Border and Hedge Gardens. Garden – Veddw Drone overhead view of snow covered formal garden.  Garden – Veddw Overhead view of formal country garden covered in snow. Garden – Veddw





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Hoveton Hall
There is a fairytale quality about the walled garden at Hoveton Hall, from the moment the latticed Spider Gate swings open to reveal a flinted cobweb motif held captive by borders spun from gossamer-like flowers, ready to entrap dew drops.

An old cottage overlooks the walled Spider Garden at Hoveton Hall. A gravel path separates herbaceous borders edged in box hedges. Hoveton Hall - feature portrait Walled garden with grass path between borders, with box circle Grass path separating borders, with a box circle halfway An old cottage at end of gravel path with borders edged in box hedging. Grass path between borders through a clipped box circle in the centre Pebble mosaic in the form of a spider's web. Spider Garden, Hoveton Hall Grass path between summer borders in The Spider Garden, Hoveton Hall Stipa gigantea in mixed border View along grass path between large summer borders with Stipa gigantea Grass path between borders of with plumes of Stipa gigantea Stipa gigantea in box edged summer border Stipa gigantea rising above lysimachia in box edged border.





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East Bergholt Gardens in Autumn
East Bergholt Place has an intensely individual family garden, combining a century’s heritage with ongoing new planting, creating a beautiful place to pass on to the next generation.

East Bergholt Place - country house and garden East Bergholt Gardens in Autumn - feature portrait View between yew hedging and topiary to large country house beyond View through large yew arch to country house The terrace with views through a monumental yew arch to twin borders Terrace with view through a monumental yew arch Formal parterre, with Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' in October Seen over a parterre an Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium', the downy Japanese maple, in full autumn colour stands behind a clipped yew alcove and bench. Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' behind a clipped yew alcove and bench. Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' - the downy Japanese maple, in full autumn colour stands behind a clipped yew alcove and bench. Euonymus grandiflorus, the large flowered spindle tree, in full autumn colour. Behind, magnolia, alongside a topiary spiral. Trees in autumn colour next to large pond. A grassy path flanks an ornamental pond with a bench beneath Nyssa sinensis Nymans Form.





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Pojega Garden Under Snow
The beauty is clear to see when one of the most important Italian formal gardens is covered in snow.

Formal Italian garden covered in snow Formal Italian garden covered in snow. Topiary hedging covered in snow	Topiary hedging covered in snow	Topiary hedging covered in snow	The Italian formal garden and the hornbeam path The Italian formal garden and the hornbeam path The Italian formal garden and the hornbeam path The Italian formal garden and the hornbeam path The Italian formal garden and the hornbeam path The Italian formal garden and the hornbeam path Hornbeam path covered in snow Hornbeam path covered in snow





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Rodmarton Manor
Winter shows off the bones of this garden and highlights its extensive collection of snowdrops, including those named after the couple who commissioned the house and garden, Claud and Margaret Biddulph, whose descendants look after the garden today.

The Leisure Garden with a stone urn and variegated clipped box at its centre, Rodmarton Manor, Glos, UK. The Leisure Garden with a stone urn and variegated clipped box at its centre, Rodmarton Manor, Glos, UK.
The Leisure Garden with a stone urn and variegated clipped box at its centre, Rodmarton Manor, Glos, UK.
The Leisure Garden with a stone urn and variegated clipped box at its centre, Rodmarton Manor, Glos, UK.
Pleached limes and clipped box at Rodmarton Manor, Glos, UK. Pleached limes and clipped box at Rodmarton Manor, Glos, UK. The Troughery with Topiary Garden behind at Rodmarton Manor, Glos, UK. The Topiary Garden edged with stone troughs, a wall and urns, with countryside beyond at Rodmarton Manor, Glos, UK. Topiary garden at Rodmarton Manor, Glos, UK. Topiary garden at Rodmarton Manor, Glos, UK. Pair of classic urns displayed on stone wall in the Topiary garden, with views out to surrounding fields at Rodmarton Manor, Glos, UK. Low stone wall displayed with troughs and classic urns, with view to countryside beyond at Rodmarton Manor, Glos, UK. Double herbaceous borders at Rodmarton Manor, Glos, UK.





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