Ilmington Manor grounds

Description of this historic site

The site of a garden which was created in the 20th century, surrounding an earlier house. It is situated 200m north east of the church, Ilmington. Features include a Dutch garden with topiary, rose garden, ponds and a summer house. Listed Building Status for summer house in Dutch garden recommended by Lovie.

Notes about this historic site

1 Cotswold manor house restored and given formal gardens in the early 20th century. Features incude Dutch garden with topiary, rose garden, ponds, summer house. Recommended for inclusion on Parks and Gardens Register.
2 Ilmington Manor house dates from c1600; the site of an earlier house lies nearby. Restoration was begun between 1893 and 1919, when the house was sold to Major Spencer Flower. Further restoration followed, and the Flowers have since this period developed and maintained a significant 20th century garden here. It includes features typical of early 20th century gardens, such as a Dutch garden, rose garden, summerhouse and topiary garden, but is cast in the Cotswold vernacular style. The garden continues to evolve. Detailed description and photos included.

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