About the garden

Today the garden is managed by a team of 20 gardeners, 3 trainees and 50 volunteers. At the same time as preserving its layers of history, the present Duke and Duchess are developing new areas and features of the garden for visitors.

The famous waterworks include the 300 year old Cascade, the Squirting Willow Tree Fountain and the impressive gravity-fed Emperor Fountain. As well as the Maze, the Rockery and the Rose, Cottage and Kitchen Gardens, there are also over five miles of walks with rare trees, shrubs, streams and ponds to discover. 

Early Garden (1549-1811)

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6th Duke (1811-1858) & Paxton

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Modern Garden (1858-present)

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Sculpture in the garden

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