Holbrook Grange garden, Little Lawford, Rugby

Description of this historic site

Villa with pleasure grounds, walks, mixed planting, kitchen garden, conservatory set in parkland with boundary planting, drive, footbridge and boathouse on river Avon. Recommended for inclusion on Local List by Lovie.

Notes about this historic site

1 2 Lovie reports the house set in rolling meadows which run down to the river Avon and suggests that when the house was first built in the late 18th century, a number of fields were appropriated to form a small park. Parkland with boundary planting with walks, drive, footbridge and boathouse on the river Avon.
Gardens adjacent to house separated from parkland by ha-ha. Lovie reports that there was a flower garden possibly contemporary with the house and forming part of the Regency landscape scheme. There was a kitchen garden, conservatory, vinery, greenhouse, a range of cool pits and an orchard.
Lovie states that at the time of his report (1996/7) the house was used as a guesthouse and conference centre. He had no access so was unable to see the gardens immediately around the house so their condition was unknown to him.
He viewed the parkland which he considered to have survived well.

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