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photoblog image Englefield House and Garden, Berkshire/UK

Englefield House and Garden, Berkshire/UK

 

 

"A nineteenth century 'Italian' garden surrounded by a twentieth century woodland garden. Historically, it is a fine example of the Landscape Style. Stone balustrades and staircases enclose the lower terrace and a children's garden. The garden has an adjoining deer park with magnificent views over the lake and surrounding countryside. JC Loudon was here in 1833 and wrote that it 'is most nobly situated on the side of a considerable hill. . . there is nothing done in the way of pleasure-ground around it'. Lanning Roper advised on the planting design for the pleasure garden after 1975."

 

"The House is currently lived in by Richard and Zoe Benyon and their family, and the Estate is a thriving community consisting of farms, woodlands and residential and commercial properties. While the family are modern in their approach to the day to day management of the Estate they are respectful of the history that comes with it and mindful of its responsibility."

Richard Benyon is MP (Tory). His farms are supported by EU money. I saw one family member riding polo on a horse. The family is also active in the parish church as I read in a church magazine. Large areas of Berkshire are in Benyon's ownership.

 

Another week about English gardens I recently visited

Englefield House and Garden, Berkshire/UK

 

 

"A nineteenth century 'Italian' garden surrounded by a twentieth century woodland garden. Historically, it is a fine example of the Landscape Style. Stone balustrades and staircases enclose the lower terrace and a children's garden. The garden has an adjoining deer park with magnificent views over the lake and surrounding countryside. JC Loudon was here in 1833 and wrote that it 'is most nobly situated on the side of a considerable hill. . . there is nothing done in the way of pleasure-ground around it'. Lanning Roper advised on the planting design for the pleasure garden after 1975."

 

"The House is currently lived in by Richard and Zoe Benyon and their family, and the Estate is a thriving community consisting of farms, woodlands and residential and commercial properties. While the family are modern in their approach to the day to day management of the Estate they are respectful of the history that comes with it and mindful of its responsibility."

Richard Benyon is MP (Tory). His farms are supported by EU money. I saw one family member riding polo on a horse. The family is also active in the parish church as I read in a church magazine. Large areas of Berkshire are in Benyon's ownership.

 

Another week about English gardens I recently visited

comments (18)

Quite a place - you must have been in Heaven!
Philine: Yes, I was in Heaven indeed. Many thanks, Elizabeth!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Jun 2019, 00:42
How lovely it is.
Philine: Very lovely, one of my favourite gardens I saw in England. Many thanks, Ray!
Quel joli parc, ce doit être agréable de s'y promener
Philine: J'aimais s'y promener dans ce jardin vraiment. Merci bien, Martine!
This is what the English are known for, Philine, isn't it...their gardens!
Philine: You are so right, and this is one reason why I love this country. (Did you receive my post for your birthday?)
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Jun 2019, 06:11
English and their gardens, Philine. They always make something special out of them. Wonderful pictures.
Philine: You are right, Astrid! I especially love the landscape gardens in England. Heel bedankt, Astrid, we are expecting a hot summer day!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 17 Jun 2019, 06:14
You introduce me to houses and gardens I have never heard of, Philine - thank you!
Philine: We saw some wonderful gardens indeed - many thanks, Lisl! I hope you are well again.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Jun 2019, 06:38
Lucky Mr Benyon, who comes from a lineage of Tory MPs. I have never heard of this place before but it looks to be a thing of dreams
Philine: The former times of the big landowners seem to be back here I had the feeling, but fine that Mr. Benyon opens his garden once a week for the public. Many thanks, Chris!
Magnifique ..quel bel endroit !
Philine: Magnifique est un mot juste. Merci bien, Claudine!
A fine looking place. Richard Benyon is the richest MP in the commons.
Philine: Indeed! We met Mr. Benyon's mother with dog (as we assumed I have to say), simply dressed, she said that she now lives in a "shed', whereas her "son' is living in the castle. He supported Mrs. May's "good deal" fearing the loss of the EU money as we heard. Many thanks, Bill!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jun 2019, 08:53
It sounds like Richard Benyon will not be short of money if he loses his seat in the rout of Tries come the next General Election. I expect he voted to remain in the EU. What a beautiful place, though.
Philine: I heard that he agreed with the "good deal" between GB and EU under the guidance of Mrs. May. Bill wrote that "Richard Benyon is the richest MP in the commons". Let us forget the politics at the moment, they are so unpleasant, also in our country! Enjoy your day, I hope you are better from day to day. Here we have too hot weather again, I stay at my cool rooms at home. Many thanks, Alan!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Jun 2019, 11:03
beautiful setting all round. What amazes me is the EU funding. I wonder if it will be replaced by UK funds after Brexit.
Philine: The EU funding is essential for many towns/cities/universities/farms ... - I don't know what will be happening after Brexit. Heel bedankt, Louis!
The estate gardens look well kept and the trees are magnificent.
Philine: This was one of my favourite gardens in England. Many thanks, Mary!
What a beautiful place to visit, you will spoil us all with a whole week of these lovely photos.
Philine: This was one of my favourite gardens in England. Many thanks, Brian!
What an enchanting set of images, Philine. I can understand why you were so taken with Englefield house and gorgeous grounds.
Philine: Thank you very much for your kind comment, Beverly!
A lovely collage!
Philine: Thank you, Prof. Wilson!
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Jun 2019, 19:15
What a landscape, real fantastic!
Philine: One of my favourite Gardens in England. Yesterday we visited a few open tuinen in Het Achterhoek. Heel bedankt, Salima!
these are all magnificent photos in this collage Philine....petersmile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 17 Jun 2019, 22:30
so very beautiful and i love your montage

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