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Brodsworth Hall Gardens


By simbad


Well it was such glorious weather last week hubby and I thought we’d have a trip to Brodsworth Hall near Doncaster, we haven’t been for quite a few years, last time we took my mother in law who wanted to look round the hall so we only had a quick look round the gardens.
Can’t believe I forgot to take a picture of the actual Hall!!
The Hall and its gardens were built and laid out in the 1860’s for the Thellusson family, it survived with very few changes until it was taken over by English Heritage in 1990. The once overgrown gardens have been restored to regain their early formality.
Hope you enjoy the pictures :+)

Loved this Grotto full of ferns!

I love my flowers but must say the topiary here was amazing so many hours must go into keeping it looking this good, some fabulous old trees too.

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The planting on that vertical slope is awsome, I like the long border planting as well. You could be in a Mediterranean garden with that sky.

10 Oct, 2015


I too like the grotto best, and the more informal parts are more to my taste, although I admire the hard work that must have gone into keeping the garden looking so well tended. Thank you for showing us your visit.

10 Oct, 2015


There's quite a variety of styles there isn't there? It looks like a very large garden. Was there any water? I kept expecting a lake or a stream. The topiary is amazing - never seen such a selection in such a long border - i wonder how many gardeners they have? It would be interesting to go back in summer to see that big herbaceous border strutting its stuff!

10 Oct, 2015


So much variety here, a wonderful tour of these gardens, thank you so much. Lovely lighting on the shrubs and ferns.

10 Oct, 2015


Researching the history of this place would be interesting.
So many areas of grassland now would have really been gardens originally. Well to do people employed hundreds of gardeners full time as wages were low. At Chatsworth there were 38. That was how our own grandparents learned gardening, and continued it as a hobby when they went to work at iron foundries and shoe factories for more money.
At Boughton House (near Kettering) the Duke of Buccleuch is planning to rebuild the gardens that were originally at the front of the House. It is an enormous area. Even with modern labour saving equipment it is going to take
28 years.

11 Oct, 2015


Great photos and wonderful gardens. These self sustaining foundations do a great service in preserving and restoring a nations history and culture.

11 Oct, 2015


Now that your OH is retired, it's time to replace your wooded area with topiary ;), Then your place would almost look like this.

11 Oct, 2015


STUNNING!! What else shall I say. I wish I lived near Doncaster.

11 Oct, 2015


Thankyou everyone for your comments glad you enjoyed the tour:-)
Stera no no water just the fountain in the centre of the colourful bedding display, we'll definitely go back in spring and summer next year, we joined English Heritage while we were there and now OH's retired we have the time :-)
Very interesting Diane I didn't know Chatsworth had so many gardeners !
Lol Wylie I wish, he hates cutting the hedges so don't think that'll be happening!!

12 Oct, 2015


Wow I just love all that topiary Kathy, so immaculate as well, beautifully done, a masterpiece......

8 Nov, 2015

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