~ Gatton Park ~
“We truly had the best day of our lives and can't thank you enough”
Charlotte & Phil, June 2017
Gatton Park is a beautiful historic park designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown with the later addition of Edwardian gardens. It was named in The Guardian’s ‘Best Gardens… that you’ve never heard of’ feature in 2016. This hidden gem will charm your guests with its beauty and be a stunning backdrop to your wedding photographs.
~ The Parterre ~
Immediately outside the Ballroom, at the bottom of the grand staircase, is the Parterre. Designed in the 1860s, the Parterre was restored in 2011 to its original magnificence. It commands splendid views over the lake, mature woodland and the South Downs. On sunny spring and summer days, parties can throw open the French windows in the Ballroom and spill outside to further enjoy the natural setting and stunning views all around.
~ The Rock and Water Garden ~
A favourite with royalty. This pretty garden has at its heart a lily pond surrounded by a dramatic rock escarpment. Intertwining paths and pools give this garden real character. The garden was a favourite with Queen Mary who would sit on the stone bench to enjoy the sheltered setting with glorious views and carefully chosen alpine and water plants around the lily pond.
~ The Japanese Garden ~
With its informal ponds, thatched Minka-style tea house, stone lanterns and beautiful oriental bridge, the Japanese garden is a secluded oasis. Built to satisfy Sir Jeremiah Colman’s interest in all things oriental, the Japanese garden has received much attention in recent years. In 1999, it was ‘rediscovered’ by Channel 4’s TV series Lost Gardens and to this day continues to charm visitors.