Claremont

Posted on: December 4th, 2011 by Rob

During the 18th century, Claremont was one of Europe’s most famous gardens. It was created and developed by some of the great names in garden history, including ‘Capability’ Brown. Features include a turf amphitheatre, lake, grotto, island pavilion, bowling green and formal lawns. Visitors can also walk along the camellia terrace.

Claremont’s creation and development involved some of the great names in garden history, including Sir John Vanbrugh, Charles Bridgeman, William Kent and ‘Capability’ Brown. The first gardens were begun c.1715 and later the delights of Claremont were famed throughout Europe. Since 1975 the Trust has been restoring this layout. The many features include a lake, island with pavilion, grotto, turf amphitheatre, viewpoints and vistas.


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