Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park
Kingston Maurward House was built in 1720 for George Pitt in the classic Palladian style that so characterised this period.
The contemporary parkland and pleasure gardens were laid out in the style popularised by Capability Brown.
Simplicity was the hallmark of the gardens which consisted of rolling turf, carefully placed groups of trees, a lake and a lakeside temple.
The Kingston Maurward Gardens today are a survival from several periods.
The lovely 35 acre formal gardens were created between 1915 and 1922 within the existing framework of the 18th Century Parkland setting.
The Kingston Maurward Gardens have been sympathetically restored using photographs from the 1930’s retaining the best features of the old and introducing new ones.
They consist of a matrix of small gardens each with its own theme, tree trails, lakeside walks and a delightful walled garden.
The Kingston Mauward Animal Park is a firm favourite with children and home to an interesting collection of animals – small medium and large.
Children can feed some of the animals and there is also a large play area.
The Visitor Centre provides information on the Kingston Maurward Animal Park and Gardens and has a wide variety gifts for sale.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|2 Adults up to 3 Children||£24.00 per ticket|
|Adult||£6.50 per ticket|
|Children||£4.50 per ticket|
|Concession||£6.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|Open All Year|
|Opening (3 Jan 2015 - 21 Dec 2015)|
* Closed Christmas and New Year. Close at 17:30 or dusk if earlier.
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