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LYDNEY PARK GARDENS & ROMAN REMAINS

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Like many gardens, the Lydney Park grounds and Lydney Park Spring Gardens have evolved over time. The original house at Lydney Park was surrounded by a Pleasure Garden and a large walled garden, which backed onto the Deer Park. Over time many impressive, exotic and rare trees have been planted in the Deer Park by successive generations of the family.

Some of the original formal gardens at Lydney Park were cleared to grow potatoes during the Second World War, leaving a blank canvas for the second Lord and Lady Bledisloe. As a result in the 1950's, a paved terrace, two fountain pools, hedges and lawns were introduced into the garden together with a major replanting programme - the result is an impressive display of spring colour. Flowering Cherries, Magnolias, scented spring flowering shrubs and drifts of spring bulbs provide a stunning entrance to Lydney Park Gardens.

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Delve deeper into the grounds at Lydney Park Gardens and you will find the 8 acre woodland garden a place of tranquil natural beauty. Whilst underlying soil in the gardens is not acidic, the leaf mould created by the surrounding oak and chestnut trees suits Rhododendrons and other acid loving plants. As a result, the Lydney Park woodland garden is full of colourful Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Corylopsis and Pieris as well as Magnolias, Acers and Cornus.

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Roman Ruins Excavation on the Lydney Park Estate in the 1805 also exposed evidence of settlements dating back to 100BC, a Norman castle and extensive ruins of a Roman Camp including a Roman Temple. The "Lydney Dog" is an impressive piece of Romano-British sculpture created in cast bronze and has since become the symbol of the Estate.

Lydney Park Estate is open to the public in the Spring and is also open on selected days as part of the National Garden Scheme (Yellow Book). A visit to Lydney Park Gardens is a great fun family day out - stroll through the woodland garden, picnic in the Deer Park, explore the Roman ruins and visit the museums, including our New Zealand Museum. Groups and Guided Tours are available by prior arrangement. Dogs may be taken around the garden on a lead.

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OPENING DAYS AND TIMES FOR 2014

Sundays, Wednesdays and Bank Holiday Mondays from

Sunday 13th April until Sunday 8th June 2014

Opening times: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

2014 Group Visits: Parties of 25 or over may be booked on days other than Open Days.
For details please contact us by email or call Mrs Sally James on 01594 842844 or 842922

 

Lydney Park Gardens - Admission Charges 2014
Adults £4.00
Children £0.50p
Group Rate available for parties over 20 in number

Lydney Park Gardens is open under the National Gardens Scheme - The Yellow Book:

 

National Gardens Scheme Website

CONTACT DETAILS FOR LYDNEY PARK GARDENS

Tel. 01594 842844 or 01594 842922
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Lydney Park Spring Gardens - Gloucestershire
The Estate Office Tel. 01594 842844