Landscape Architecture

Blenheim Palace has one of the largest 'Capability' Brown landscapes that is, for the most part, still intact.

In the early 1700s when Blenheim Palace was built, Formal Gardens, which took their influences from Holland and France, were the fashion. These Gardens were regimented, controlled and symmetrical. Plants were cut into architectural shapes and planted in long lines or swirling patterns. Colour was controlled in terms of the plants used for hedging, in the gravel used for the pathways and in any flowers that were added. The results were spectacular parterres, such as the one built at Blenehim Palace for the 1st Duke of Marlborough by the Royal Gardener Henry Wise.

To learn more about the landscape architecture at Blenheim Palace, download the helpful information leaflet produced by our Education Team below.

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