The 6th Duke (1811-1858) & Paxton

In 1811 the 6th Duke (known as the Bachelor Duke) inherited a garden which had been sadly neglected by his father. The restoration, on a very grand scale, was not immediate and fifteen years were to pass before Joseph Paxton was appointed as head gardener. Paxton proved to be the most innovative garden designer of his era, and remains the greatest single influence on Chatsworth’s garden. Features from that time include:

Arboretum walk, Trout stream & Spectacles
Coal hole & tunnel
Emperor fountain
Great Conservatory
Rock garden & Strid