Divine gardens creating a green oasis

Divine gardens creating a green oasis

There is nothing better than seeing lush green lawns with beautiful flowers in bloom. The classic English garden is a much-loved idiom, popularised by influential gardeners and writers.

A country home isn’t complete without a garden - whether something simple, full of colour and fragrance or a formal garden with structured design. Here is a roundup of some of our best-loved gardens - part of our country homes on the market right now.

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1. The Old Dairy Farm, Edenbridge

The Old Dairy Farm is a breath-taking example of a Grade II Listed residence, surrounded by the bucolic Kent countryside. The garden was partly designed by the award-winning designer Roger Platt. You could get lost for days exploring the garden of this delightful home, including the bespoke Victorian Alitex Greenhouse.

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2. Christchurch Road, Downton

Striking a perfect combination of a romantic aesthetic with idyllic countryside facilities, this grand estate dates back to the late Edwardian era. The gardens set around this detached home offer a park-like atmosphere with a fine tennis court and a traditional greenhouse.

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3. The Manor House, Oxford

Once the former home of King Edwy, this magnificent Grade II Listed Manor House is steeped in thousands of years of English history. The property has a 'secret garden' that divides into an avenue of clipped box trees, and an orchard of fruit trees which brings a divine scent to the summer air.

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4. Wainsford Road, Pennington

Marrying practicality with charm, Wainsford Garden House sits within a 19th Century country estate. Its sprawling grounds and gardens are designed for year-round enjoyment, planted with evergreen shrubbery, flowering plants and awe-inspiring natural beauty.

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5. Leigh Court Close, Cobham

Homes such as this aren't easy to come by in Cobham. Not only is it close to the beautiful woodland of Leith Hill, but also benefits from its own south facing garden which is a real sun-trap. If a peaceful life is what you desire then this property might be for you.