Houses & Gardens visited during 2011

Happy New Year!

My favourite house of 2011: Farnborough Hall/Harewood House

My favourite room of 2011: the Canaletto room at Woburn Abbey

The most disappointing house: Blenheim Palace

The best garden: Great Dixter

Another fascinating year.  I do get around!

Houses & gardens visited during 2011 (in chronological order)

  1. Handel House Museum, Central London (Art Fund)
  2. Dickens House, Central London (Art Fund)
  3. Spencer House, Central London
  4. Avington Park, Hampshire (HHA)
  5. Stourhead, Wiltshire (National Trust)
  6. Beaulieu, Hampshire (HHA)
  7. Mompesson House, Wiltshire (National Trust)
  8. 68 Dean Street, Central London
  9. Castel del Monte, Puglia (Italy – UNSECO)
  10. House of St Barnabas, Greek Street, Central London (b. 1746)
  11. Kenwood House, Hampstead, London (English Heritage)
  12. Hill Garden, nr Hampstead Heath
  13. Branch Hill Allotments (open gardens w/e)
  14. Alara Permaculture Forest Garden (open gardens w/e)
  15. Camley Street Natural Park (open gardens w/e)
  16. The Skip Garden (open gardens w/e)
  17. Foundling Museum (Coram Fields)
  18. British Medical Association Garden (Tavistock Sq) (open gardens w/e)
  19. SOAS Japanese Roof Garden (Russell Square) (open gardens w/e)
  20. October Gallery (Old Gloucester Street) (open gardens w/e)
  21. Fenton House, Hampstead (National Trust)
  22. 2 Willow Road, Hampstead (National Trust)
  23. Hampton Court Palace (Royal Palaces)
  24. Kensington Palace, Central London (State Rooms/Magical Palace while building works are completed) (Art Fund)
  25. Garden Museum (Art Fund)
  26. Hever Castle, Kent (HHA)
  27. Great Dixter, Kent (HHA)
  28. Smallhythe Place, Kent (National Trust)
  29. Stratfield Saye, Hampshire (HHA)
  30. Highclere Castle, Hampshire (HHA)
  31. Clarence House (The Mall)
  32. Ranger’s House, Greenwich (English Heritage)
  33. Eltham Palace, Eltham, Kent (English Heritage)
  34. Woburn Abbey (HHA)
  35. Canons Ashby, Northants (NT)
  36. Farnborough Hall, Oxon (NT)
  37. Hidcote Manor, Gloucs (NT)
  38. Upton House, Warwicks (NT)
  39. Broughton Castle, Oxon (HHA)
  40. Blenheim Palace, Oxon (HHA)
  41. Cliveden, Bucks (NT)
  42. Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum (former home of ISG), New York, USA
  43. Otis House Museum, Boston, USA
  44. Nichols House Museum, Boston, USA
  45. Frick Collection (former home of the Fricks on the Upper East Side), New York, USA
  46. Harewood House, Yorkshire (Treasure House)
  47. Sutton House, London (NT)
  48. Syon House, Brentford, nr London (HHA)
  49. St Paul’s Cathedral (free entry on the day of the Lord Mayor’s Parade!  Saves £14.50)
  50. 2 Temple Place, Central London
  51. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire (Christmas opening 2011) (Treasure House)
  52. Hertford House, Central London (now houses The Wallace Collection)
  53. Oxford Botanic Garden, Oxford
  54. Dunham Massey, nr Altrincham, Cheshire (NT)
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