Forthampton Court, Gloucestershire: a garden spanning centuries - Virtual Open Garden - NGS
Looking at the characterful, rambling house surrounded by its gardens and parkland beyond you are not surprised to hear that Forthampton Court is steeped in history. Its likely there has been some kind of dwelling on the site for 1,000 years and the present house was built in 1540 as a suitably palatial residence for the Abbots of Tewkesbury and subsequently altered in the 18 th and 19 th centuries The garden has evolved through centuries, wrapping itself around the house and reaching out beyond it. The most notable influences have been from the Victorian and Edwardian eras and after the Second World War.
The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.
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Video Garden Tour
Fri 29 Jan 2021 to Mon 29 Mar 2021