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Walled garden restoration in Burghley House

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Through innovative planting design and the installation of elegant features, we restored one of the country’s largest walled gardens back to its 18th century glory.

A popular attraction
Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire is one of England’s finest surviving Elizabethan homes. Open free to the public all year, it has more than 2000 acres of gardens and parkland, including a sculpture garden and deer park.

Walls, willows and walkways
To restore its walled garden, our planting design included fruit and nut trees, plus a stunning willow walk tunnel and path. There was also a fruit tunnel and espalier, created to establish and grow even more beautiful over time.

As part of the project we made and installed pagodas, and constructed timber-edged breedon gravel footpaths, along with vehicle access throughout the garden.