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Ascott Gardens: Beautiful in Bloom

Ascott Gardens: Beautiful in Bloom

Spring has well and truly sprung at Ascott and the gardens are beginning to bloom, tadpoles fill the Lily pond and birds nest in the trees. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Ascott House and Gardens when it is safe to do so. In the meantime we would love to share with you the beauty of the gardens as they have been wonderfully maintained through the hard work of the gardening team. Please enjoy these scenes of our tranquil gardens and we look forward to your visit in the near future.

Ascott Flowers

Ascott Flowers

Ascott Park is a large expanse of mown grass dotted with specimen trees including several fine oaks, cedars and large horse chestnuts. In the spring there is a magnificent display of daffodils.

Ascott Gardens Birds Eye View

Ascott Gardens Birds Eye View

Ascott Park is a large expanse of mown grass dotted with specimen trees including several fine oaks, cedars and large horse chestnuts. In the spring there is a magnificent display of daffodils.

Ascott House Exterior

Ascott House Exterior

Ascott House as it appears today, belies its age. Long, low and gabled, it looks like a heavily restored Tudor house. Its core is indeed an old farmhouse, thought to date from 1606. The original farmhouse has undergone many changes. It was first moderately enlarged in 1874 to form ‘Ascott Cottage’ but was almost immediately expanded to make a fully fledged hunting-lodge with extensive stables, kennels and other outbuildings, before being again further enlarged to make a substantial Edwardian country house.