The Stourhead Garden is a prime example of a garden inspired by great landscape painters of the seventh century. Ernest Gombrich suggests that it should have been signed by the Italian French painter Claude Lorraine (1600-82). The Stourhead Garden was created by a wealthy English banker who bought works of art in Italy at the time the estate was inherited. Henry Hoover II ‘Claudian’ Garden is built in an unusually proportioned valley behind the house. The Flora Temple in Stourhead was built in 1745, and the Grotto in 1748. But the main date was in 1754 when the tank and the pandal were made. It is based on the pantheon of Rome, and the planned journey through the estate is based on the journey of the legendary founder of Rome, Aeneas. In 1762 the Five Arches Bridge and in 1765 the Apollo Temple were built. Gothic features were added in the century. It also had the Alfred’s Tower, a rustic house, and a monastery. After 1791 the Stowhead Forest was planted with rhododendron ponticum and more exotic. In the twentieth century, it was special. Lying in secluded privacy in the valley of Stourhead, Wiltshire, this park has one of the best landscape gardens in the world and is perfect for a wonderful day out.
Focusing on the design of the Stourhead is a wonderful lake, the lake border is adorned with classical temples, and you can find fascinating grottoes and rare and exotic trees. In the center of the lush lawn and garden, you can find the history of the Hor family at Stourhead House, which has a unique regency library with a collection of Chippendale furniture and paintings.
The Stourhead is located in the heart of the 1,072-hectare (2650-acre) estate, where limestone falls, ancient forests, and farmland have been managed for natural conservation, making it perfect for exploration.