Ascott House

The continually evolving gardens surround the half-timbered house.

Discover the Lynn Garden. Created for Lynn Forester and her husband Sir Evelyn Rothschild, the gardens were laid out by Jacques and Peter Wirtz. With curving lines and zen-like mounds, it’s a fascinating study in shape and texture.

The Sundial Garden – ‘Light and Shade by turn, but Love always’ is picked out in golden yew.

The Madiera Walk and the Sunken Italian Garden were designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd.

Richard Long’s Ascott Circle – created from slate – it lies near the Venus fountain designed by Thomas Waldo Story. Story also designed the Fountain of Love for Waldorf Astor at Cliveden.

The formal Dutch Garden with its beds of tulips and grotto at the far end.

The Lily Pond with its thatched summerhouse is at the end of the Serpentine Walk

Wonderful views from the terraced lawns to the Chilterns.

Ascott House is only open in the afternoons.

Ascott House is the country home of Sir Evelyn and Lady Rothschild although the house and part of the estate were given to the National Trust in 1947.

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Address: Near Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, LU7 0PR View map
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - partly: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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