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Garden With a View
A garden with a view that surrounds a villa overlooking the sea that Senator Gianni Agnelli had built in the early 1900s.

Coastal view from Villa Agnelli Levanto, Italy. Coastal view from Villa Agnelli Levanto, Italy. Coastal view from Villa Agnelli Levanto, Italy. Coastal view from Villa Agnelli Levanto, Italy. Coastal view from Villa Agnelli Levanto, Italy. Staircase with typical 'risseau'. Villa Agnelli Levanto, Italy. Staircase with typical 'risseau'. Villa Agnelli Levanto, Italy. Staircase with typical 'risseau'. Villa Agnelli Levanto, Italy. Staircase with typical 'risseau'. Villa Agnelli Levanto, Italy. Staircase with typical 'risseau'. Villa Agnelli Levanto, Italy. Coastal view from Villa Agnelli Levanto, Italy.
Coastal view from Villa Agnelli Levanto, Italy.
Staircase with typical 'risseau'. Villa Agnelli Levanto, Italy.





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Borders as Far as the Eye Can See
The borders are one of the wonders of the glyndebourne garden, five hectares of lawns, ponds, flowers and trees of all kinds and varieties.

View across lawn to terrace and house with lights on inside Gus Christie, director of opera Glyndebourne. Uk Mixed spring borders edging the lawn in front of Glyndebourne house Spring borders edging lawn in front of house Mixed spring borders edging lawn in front of house Spring border in front of house Spring borders in front of period house Spring borders in front of period house Spring border including Centranthus, erygeron karvinskianus, digitalis, eremurus robustus. Spring borders including Centranthus, erygeron karvinskianus, digitalis, eremurus robustus. Spring borders including Centranthus, erygeron karvinskianus, digitalis, eremurus robustus. Walled garden with steps leading to a wooden garden gate, surrounding borders include Allium, rose 'luoise order' , hydrangea petiolaris. Walled garden with steps leading to wooden gate with surrounding borders. Allium, rose 'luoise order' , hydrangea petiolaris.





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Rousham
The historic house and gardens - Rousham House originally developed by 18th Century landscaper William Kent integrating the gardens into the wider landscape.

Rousham House, July Gravel pathway to steps, also colourful shrub border and church beyond Stone arch in wall through to separate garden along a gravel path Gravel path between borders of Alchemilla and Potentilla View of double border in a large country garden with long gravel pathway between borders Clematis growing over pergola above gravel path Gravel path between borders of Phlox, Lysimachia, Alchemilla and Helianthus, arch in boundary wall with Vitis - Grape Vine - growing over Hosta in a border edged with Buxus - Box Low Buxus - Box - parterre in Rose Garden Parterre with Buxus - Box - and gravel paths Buxus - Box - parterre pattern View through blue ornate metal gates to cows in field beyond Gravel path through double border with view of cattle in adjoining field





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Scampston Hall Walled Garden
Scampston Walled Garden is one of the first gardens to be designed by Piet Oudolf in the UK, in 1999. It remains his largest private commission in the UK, and has received great international acclaim.

The Perennial Meadow and Victorian Conservatory at Scampston Hall Walled Garden, North Yorkshire, designed by Piet Oudolf. Planting includes Sesleria nitida, Allium cristophii and Phlomis russeliana. Geranium and Astrantia in the Katsura Grove at Scampston Hall Walled Garden, North Yorkshire, UK. Geranium and Astrantia in the Katsura Grove at Scampston Hall Walled Garden, North Yorkshire, UK.
The Katsura Grove with view towards the Perennial Meadow and the Victorian Conservatory at Scampston Hall Walled Garden, North Yorkshire, UK. Planting includes Cercidiphyllum japonicum and Geranium psilostemon A brick path and seating area with wooden seats in the The Perennial Meadow at Scampston Hall Walled Garden, North Yorkshire, UK. 
The Katsura Grove looking towards the Perennial Meadow and the Victorian conservatory. Scampston Hall Walled Garden, North Yorkshire, UK. Wooden seats in The Perennial Meadow, at Scampston Hall Walled Garden, North Yorkshire, UK. The Perennial Meadow and Victorian Conservatory at Scampston Hall Walled Garden, North Yorkshire, UK. The Perennial Meadow with fountain at Scampston Hall Walled Garden, North Yorkshire, UK. The Perennial Meadow with fountain at Scampston Hall Walled Garden, North Yorkshire, UK.
The Perennial Meadow at Scampston Hall Walled Garden, North Yorkshire, UK. Planting includes Phlomis russeliana, Knautia macedonica, Geranium 'Brookside'. The Perennial Meadow at Scampston Hall Walled Garden, North Yorkshire, UK.  Planting includes Salvia x sylvestris 'Amethyst', Geranium 'Brookside', and Thermopsis caroliniana. Salvia 'Amethyst' in The Perennial Meadow at Scampston Hall Walled Garden, North Yorkshire, UK.





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Kiftsgate Court Gardens
Kiftsgate Court Gardens has been developed since the 1920s by three generations of women gardeners, Anne Chambers is the current owner.

Formal garden next to house. Kiftsgate Court Gardens,  Gloucestershire, UK. Owners of Kiftsgate Court Gardens, Gloucestershire, UK. Shrub border in front of large country housewith Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud' in May. Shrub border in front of large country house with Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'. Box edged borders of perennials and shrubs lining yorkstone path to house. Overview of country garden and stone house in spring sunshine. Kiftsgate Court Gardens, Gloucestershire, UK. Formal country garden next to house. Kiftsgate Court Gardens, Gloucestershire, UK. Ornamental sundial at intersection of paths between Buxus edged borders. Ornamental sundial at intersection of paths between Buxus edged borders. Overview of garden with rooms separated by yew hedges. Paving slab path between borders of shrubs and seating area beside water feature fountain. Overview of garden with rooms separated by yew hedges. Paving slab path between borders of shrubs and seating area beside water feature fountain.
Shrub and perennial border in front of Taxus hedge Overview of garden with rooms separated by yew hedges. Paving slab path between borders of shrubs and seating area beside water feature fountain.





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The World Garden - Lullingstone Castle
The story of the World Garden at Lullingstone Castle in Kent is an extraordinary one. The idea for this garden came about when Tom Hart Dyke was taken hostage in the hills of Columbia and held for 9 months in the year 2000.

Gravel pathway through gate set in arch of old brick boundary wall by flowering summer borders. Bench with small table and chairs on paved are next to old brick wall and border. Bench with small table and chairs on paved area, next to old brick wall and border. Table and chairs on brick patio by border of Campanula, Echinops, Stachys and red Rosa climbing up brick wall. Foeniculum and Lavandula with Buxus spheres in summer border. Foeniculum and Lavandula with Buxus spheres in summer border.
Buxus, Ferns and Hosta in mixed border. Border of Eschscholzia, Rosa and Magnolia - The World Garden, Lullingstone Castle, Kent, UK. The World Garden - Lullingstone Castle, Kent, UK. View through mixed borders edged with rocks. Lullingstone Castle, Kent, UK. View over border with grasses to modern sculpture - The World Garden, Lullingstone Castle, Kent, UK. View over mixed border with grasses to Europa riding Zeus sculpture - The World Garden, Lullingstone Castle, Kent, UK. Pinus mugo 'Orange Sun' - Dwarf Pine 'Orange Sun'





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Yarlington House, Somerset
Gloriously busy in the Summer and well known for its' numerous charity fairs, galas and weddings, this exposed garden is also transformed into a silent winter wonderland, when fragrant shrubs and evergreens are draped with frost.

Yarlington House with stone balustrade and clipped Yew hedges. Somerset, UK. Snow covered drive leading to Yarlington House with bright red Cornus stems The formal lawn to the rear of Yarlington House, Somerset, UK. The front entrance of Yarlington House with clipped yew hedges in a dusting of snow View across sunken walled garden, with balls of Phillyrea angustifolia dusted in snow and statue of Artemis -Diana looking on. View across sunken walled garden, with balls of Phillyrea angustifolia dusted in snow and statue of Artemis - Diana looking on Path lined with balls of Phillyrea angustifolia, leading to clipped Olearia next to a Wisteria covered arch backed with Ivy. Gate through to the walled kitchen garden in Winter, Chard in foreground Box hedging providing structure in winter, with central pergola and old Apple trees beyond. The formal garden surrounded by pleached limes. Dusting of snow in the walled kitchen garden, with Leeks in foreground. View of the walled kitchen garden in snow, with box hedging and Chard in foreground Pleached limes surrounding the formal garden





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Beckley Park
This feature captures Beckley Park looking at its most fantastical and dramatic, with a covering of snow giving texture and highlights to the wonderful topiary forms set against a bright blue sky, creating a dreamlike winter wonderland feel.

Box hedges and pyramids covered in snow at Beckley Park, Oxfordshire, UK. Amanda Fielding, Beckley Park Foundation. Amanda Fielding, Beckley Park Foundation. Box hedges and pyramids covered in snow at Beckley Park, Oxfordshire, UK. Box hedges and pyramids covered in snow at Beckley Park, Oxfordshire, UK.
Box hedges and pyramids covered in snow at Beckley Park, Oxfordshire, UK.
View of the front of Beckley Park, Oxfordshire, UK. The bridge over the outer moat at Beckley Park. January. The Pavillion at Beckley Park, Oxfordshire, UK The Pavillion at Beckley Park. An overview of The Yew Garden from an upstairs mullion window at Beckley Park, Oxfordshire, UK. An overview of The Yew Garden at Beckley Park, Oxfordshire. An overview of The Yew Garden from an upstairs mullion window at Beckley Park, Oxfordshire, UK.





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Hotel Endsleigh
Endsleigh House, built by the Duke of Bedford in 1810 as a fishing lodge and designed by architect Jeffrey Wyatville, sits high above the River Tamar set in a garden largely designed by Humphrey Repton, an exceptional rare surviving example of his work.

View of Hotel Endsleigh, designed by Sir Jeffry Wyatville in 1810, with grounds part modelled by Humphrey Repton. Ben Ruscombe-King, head gardener at Hotel Endsleigh, Devon The Parterre at Hotel Endsleigh with beds of pink tulips underplanted with violas in spring The Parterre at Hotel Endsleigh with trellis work veranda on the corner of the building and beds of pink tulips underplanted with violas in spring The Parterre at Hotel Endsleigh with bubbling central fountain and beds of pink tulips underplanted with violas in spring The Parterre at Hotel Endsleigh with perimeter water channel framing beds of pink tulips underplanted with violas in spring The Parterre at Hotel Endsleigh with beds of pink tulips underplanted with violas in spring The Parterre at Hotel Endsleigh with beds of pink tulips underplanted with violas in spring The Parterre at Hotel Endsleigh with bubbling central fountain and beds of pink tulips underplanted with violas in spring A rustic bench inside a rustic verandah. The hexagonal Shell House at Hotel Endsleigh, Devon, UK. View out of the Shell House at Hotel Endsleigh, Devon in spring View back to the hotel from the shell house at Hotel Endsleigh in spring





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Les Jardins d'Etretat
Seeing is believing, this visual feast of garden design and contemporary works of art set against the dramatic coast line of Normandy in France.

Clipped box surround upturned faces of Samuel Salcedo's 'Des Gouttes des Pluie' in  Les Jardins d'Etretat, Normandy, France. Clipped box surround upturned faces of Samuel Salcedo's 'Des Gouttes des Pluie' Clipped box surround upturned faces of Samuel Salcedo's 'Des Gouttes des Pluie' View of sculpted box surrounding upturned faces of Samuel Salcedo's 'Des Gouttes des Pluie' View of sculpted box surrounding upturned faces of Samuel Salcedo's 'Des Gouttes des Pluie' View up gravel steps flanked with borders of clipped box View up gravel steps flanked with borders of sculpted boxes. Gravel stepped path leading through clipped box and upturned faces of Samuel Salcedo's 'Des Gouttes des Pluie' View up winding gravel pathway over clipped box View over sculpted Phillyrea angustifolia spirals and views to the white cliffs and sea beyond. View over sculpted Phillyrea angustifolia spirals and view to the white cliffs and sea beyond.  View over sculpted Phillyrea angustifolia spirals and view to the white cliffs and sea beyond.  View over sculpted Phillyrea angustifolia spirals and view to the white cliffs and sea beyond.





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