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Wentworth Castle and Northern College for residential and non-residential adult education Virtual Tour - The Secret Garden
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The Secret Garden

The so called secret garden has changed considerably since its original inception. During the eighteenth century records suggest that it was used as a bowling green. However, this was a bowling green like no other, housing a Chinese temple enclosed with yews and Scots pine. This is perhaps quite difficult to imagine now.

This very formal area was transformed in the mid nineteenth century into a victorian flower garden with grassy plots, bright bedding and a cast iron urn and plinth and gradually over time new layers of design were added. Today, as part of the restoration of the grounds much work has taken place in an attempt to return the garden to this former Victorian splendour, offering visitors the chance to travel back in time for a moment and experience landscape history.


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