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 15 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. Explore the features from the era below.

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