Houses & gardens visited

Although I keep remembering long forgotten visited destinations that I will continue adding to the list, here is a pretty good list of where I’ve been so far (excluding the current year).  Since I started writing this diary I have kept a list of places visited each year:

Where houses are listed as NT, English Heritage, HHA or Art Fund, entrance was free when we visited with the respective memberships.

2016 gardens visited, to add by county

 


England London & vicinity

  1. 2 Temple Place, Central London – 2011
  2. 2 Willow Road, Hampstead (NT) – 2011
  3. 19 Princelet Street – 2013
  4. 35 Turret Grove (NGS) – 2013
  5. 68 Dean Street, Central London – 2010
  6. 575 Wandsworth Road (NT) – 2013
  7. Unilever House, London (Open House)
  8. Barnard’s Inn, London (Open House)
  9. Trinity House, London (Open House)
  10. Perronet House, London (Open House)
  11. Rutland House (London home of the Dukes of Rutland, of Belvoir Castle & Haddon Hall – Royal Overseas League, London (Open House)
  12. Vernon House, now incorporated into the HQ of the Royal Overseas League, London (Open House)
  13. Embassy of Slovakia, London (Open House)
  14. 17 Elgin Crescent, London (Open House)
  15. Argentine Ambassador’s Residence, London (London Open House 2012)
  16. Blue Finn Buildings (London Open House 2009)
  17. Bruce Castle, North London – 2013
  18. Buckingham Palace, London (Royal Palaces) – 2003, 2006
  19. Capel Manor Gardens, Greater London – 2012
  20. Carlyle House, London – 2008
  21. Charles Dickens Museum – pre-refurbishment (Art Fund) – 2011
  22. Charles Dickens House – post-refurbishment (Doughty Street) (Art Fund) – 2013
  23. Chelsea Flower Show – 2013
  24. Chelsea in Bloom – 2012
  25. Chelsea in Bloom – 2013
  26. Chelsea Physic Garden, Central London – 2007, 2012
  27. Chiswick House, London (English Heritage) – 2008
  28. Clarence House, London – 2006
  29. Dennis Severs’ House, Central London – 2012
  30. Dr Johnson’s House, Central London – 2012
  31. Eastbury Manor House, Barking – 2014
  32. Emery Walker’s House, 7 Hammersmith Terrace, London (HHA) – 2012
  33. Fenton House, Hampstead, London (NT) – 2009, 2011
  34. Forty Hall (Enfield) – 2015
  35. Foundling Museum, Central London – 2012
  36. Garden Museum, Central London (Art Fund) – 2008, 2011
  37. Geffrye Museum (The Museum of the Home) – 2012
  38. Greenwich – The Painted Hall, Royal Naval Museum, Greenwich nr London (London Open House 2012)
  39. Greenwich – The Admiral’s House, Royal Naval Museum, Greenwich nr London (London Open House 2012)
  40. Greenwich – The Royal Naval Museum Chapel designed by James A Stuart, Royal Naval Museum, Greenwich nr London (London Open House 2012)
  41. The Gherkin, London (London Open House 2012)
  42. Ham House, London (NT) – 2007, 2011, 2012
  43. Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court nr London (Royal Palaces) – 2011
  44. Hampton Court Flower Show, London
  45. Hampton Court Flower Show 2012
  46. Hertford House, Central London (now houses The Wallace Collection)
  47. The Houses of Parliament (inc. the Stranger’s Dining Room and the Member’s Dining Room) – 2012
  48. Keats’ House, Hampstead, North London (Art Fund) – 2012
  49. Kensington Palace, Central London (State Rooms/Magical Palace while building works are completed – 2011) (Art Fund) & 2012
  50. Kenwood House, Hampstead, London (English Heritage) – 2011
  51. Kew Gardens, Kew, nr London – 2003, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015
  52. Kew Palace, Kew – 2012
  53. Lambeth Palace, Central London (London Open House 2008)
  54. Leighton House, Central London (London Open House w/e)
  55. The Mansion House, Central London – 2012
  56. Marble Hill House, Twickenham (EH) – 2012
  57. Marlborough House, London (London Open House 2012)
  58. Museum of the Home (The Geffrye), Central London – 2012
  59. Neo Bankside (London Open House 2013)
  60. Osterley Park, London (NT) – 2009, 2012
  61. Osterley Park (London) – 2015
  62. Pitzhanger Manor – 2013
  63. Queen’s House, Greenwich nr London, Royal Museums (London Open House 2012)
  64. Ranger’s House, Greenwich (English Heritage) – 2011
  65. Red House, London (NT) – William Morris’ self-designed home – 2011
  66. Reform Club, London (London Open House 2012)
  67. The House of St Barnabas, Central London – 2010
  68. St James’ Palace, Central London (Royal Palaces) – 2003
  69. St Paul’s Cathedral, Central London – 2011, 2012
  70. St Paul’s Cathedral (London) – 2015
  71. Southside House, Wimbledon
  72. Spitalfields Gardens (Yellow Book Gardens): 20 Fournier Street, 21 Princelet Street, 21 Wilkes Street, 31 Fournier Street, 34 Hanbury Street, 7 Fournier Street – 2014
  73. Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham – 2013
  74. Sutton House, London (NT) – 2011
  75. Syon House & Garden, Brentford, nr London – 2011
  76. Syon House Gardens – 2012
  77. Syon House – 2015
  78. Soane Museum (former home of Sir John Soane), Central London
  79. Swedish Ambassador’s Residence, London (London Open House 2012)
  80. Tower of London – 2015
  81. The Walkie Talkie Roof Garden, Central London
  82. The White House, Ealing – 2013
  83. Water House – William Morris Gallery, North East London – 2013
  84. Kelmscot House – William Morris House (that now houses the HQ of the William Morris society) – 2007
  85. Westminster Abbey: Little Cloister, Central London (London open gardens 2009)

Bedfordshire

  1. Turvey House, Bedfordshire (HHA) – 2012
  2. Houghton House (EH) – 2012
  3. Woburn Abbey, nr Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire (HHA) – 2011
  4. Woburn Abbey (HHA) – 2012
  5. Woburn Abbey (HHA) – 2013

Berkshire

  1. Windsor Castle, Berkshire (Royal Palaces)

Buckinghamshire

  1. Claydon House, Bucks (NT) – 2012
  2. Cliveden Gardens, Bucks (NT) – 2011
  3. Hugheden Manor, Bucks (NT) – 2010
  4. Stowe Landscape Gardens, Bucks (NT) – 2012
  5. Waddesdon Manor, Bucks (NT) – 2010

Cambridgeshire

  1. Cambridge University Colleges (not all of them yet)
  2. Elton Hall, Nr Peterborough – 2010
  3. Farm Hall, Cambs (private)
  4. Island Hall, Cambs (private)

Cheshire

  1. Abbeywood Gardens, Cheshire (2016)
  2. Bluebell Cottage Garden, Cheshire (2016)
  3. Dunham Massey, Cheshire (NT) – 2009, 2011
  4. Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire (2016)
  5. Tatton Park Gardens, Cheshire (NT) – 2009
  6. Tatton Park Mansion – 2014

County Durham

  1. Bessie Surtees House, Newcastle (English Heritage)
  2. Bowes Museum, County Durham (Art Fund)
  3. Rokeby Park, County Durham (HHA)

Cumbria & the Lake District

  1. Dalemain Mansion (HHA) – 2014
  2. Holkham Hall (HHA)
  3. Levens Hall – best topiary around (HHA) – 2013
  4. Wordsworth House, Cockermouth (NT) – 2014
  5. Seizergh Castle, Cumbria (NT) – 2013, 4
  6. Muncaster Castle, Cumbria (HHA) – 2014
  7. Wordsworth House, Cumbria (NT) – 2014
  8. Hutton in the Forest, Cumbria (HHA) – 2014
  9. Levens Hall, Cumbria (HHA) – 2013, 2014
  10. High Top, Cumbria (NT) – 2014
  11. Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead, Cumbria (NT) – 2014
  12. Wray Castle, Cumbria (NT) – 2014
  13. Allan Bank & Grasmere, Cumbria (NT) – 2014

Derbyshire

  1. Calke Abbey, Derbys (NT – great for seeing something left in the state many houses were in during the ’50s) – 2009
  2. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, 2000, 2009, (Christmas opening 2011 visit), 2012
  3. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, 2012 visit
  4. (Treasure House)
  5. Haddon Hall (HHA), Derbyshire – 2012
  6. Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (NT) – 2009, 2012
  7. Kedleston Hall, Derbys (NT) – 2010

Devon, Somerset & Cornwall

  1. A la Ronde, Devon (NT) – weird round house decorated by old ladies who couldn’t afford antiques so picked up shells on their Grand Tour and stuck them to the roof. 2009
  2. Banqueting Rooms, Bath, Somerset – 2009
  3. Castle Drogo, Devon – NT (the first NT house I ever visited) – 2009
  4. Clevedon Court, Somerset (NT)
  5. Colvelly, Devon – 2009
  6. Fursdon, Devon (HHA) – great cream teas – 2009
  7. Lanhydrock, Cornwall (NT – best example of Victorian kitchens I’ve seen to date) – 2009
  8. Pencarrow, Cornwall – 2009
  9. Powderham Castle, Devon (NT) – 2009
  10. RHS Rosemoor, Devon – 2009
  11. St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall (NT) – 2009
  12. Sand, Devon (HHA) – best example of early wood panelling I’ve seen – 2009
  13. Tiverton Castle, Devon – 2009
  14. Trelissick Gardens, Cornwall (NT) – 2009
  15. Trerice, Corwnwall – 2009
  16. Tresco Abbey Gardens, Isles of Scilly (HHA) – 2009
  17. Trewithen, Cornwall – 2009

Dorset

  1. Kingston Lacy, Dorset (NT)

Essex

  1. Audley End, Essex (EH) & Saffron Walden – 2012
  2. Havingham Castle (HHA), Essex
  3. Layer Marney Tower, Essex (HHA) – 2012

Gloucestershire

  1. Hidcote Manor (NT)
  2. Highgrove House (Royal Palaces)
  3. Sudeley Castle (HHA)
  4. Snowshill Manor (NT)
  5. Whittington Court, Gloucs (HHA)

Hampshire

  1. Breamore Garden (Hampshire)
  2. The Grange – 2015
  3. Highclere Castle, Hampshire (HHA) – aka Downton Abbey – 2011
  4. Hinton Ampner, Hants (NT) – 2010
  5. Houghton Lodge Garden – 2015
  6. Mottisfont Abbey, Hants (NT) – 2010
  7. Petworth House (Hampshire)
  8. Stratfield Saye, Hampshire (HHA) – 2011
  9. The Vyne (NT) – 2013

Herefordshire

  1. Berrington Hall, Herefordshire – website (2016)

Hertfordshire

  1. Hatfield House – 2015
  2. Knebworth House, Herts (HHA)

Kent

  1. Chartwell, Kent (NT – Churchill’s country retreat)
  2. Chiddingstone Castle (HHA) – 2013
  3. Cottesbrooke Hall, Northants – 2010
  4. Danson House, Kent
  5. Eltham Palace, Eltham, Kent (English Heritage) – 2012, 2014
  6. Godinton Garden (RHS partner garden)
  7. Great Dixter, Kent (HHA)
  8. Hall Place, Kent
  9. Hever Castle, Kent (HHA) – 2011, 2013
  10. Hole Park (HHA) – 2013
  11. Igtham Mote, Kent (NT) – 2010, 2015
  12. Knole, Kent (NT) – 2010, 2015
  13. Leeds Castle, Kent
  14. Penshurst Place – 2014
  15. Quebec House, Kent
  16. Restoration House, Rochester (HHA) – 2013
  17. Scotney Castle (Kent) – 2015
  18. Sissinghurst Castle Garden (NT) – 2013
  19. Sissinghurst Castle Garden #2 (NT) – 2013
  20. Smallhythe Place, Kent (NT)
  21. Standen House (Kent) – 2015

Lancashire

  1. Hoghton Tower (HHA) – 2014
  2. Lytham Hall – 2014
  3. Samlesbury Hall (HHA) – 2014

Lincolnshire

  1. Belvoir Castle, Nr Grantham(HHA) – 2012
  2. Belton House, Nr Grantham (NT) – 2012
  3. Burghley House, Hunts (HHA)Ormseby Hall, nr Middlesborough (NT) – 2009
  4. Grimsthorpe Castle (HHA) – 2014
  5. Woolsthorpe Manor (NT) – 2014

Norfolk & Suffolk

  1. Bolwick Hall Gardens, Norfolk (National Garden Scheme) – 2012
  2. Blickling Hall, Norfolk (NT) – 2012: interiors
  3. Blickling Hall, Norfolk (NT) – 2012: gardens
  4. Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk (NT) – 2012
  5. Flatford Mill, Suffolk (NT) – 2012
  6. Houghton Hall, Norfolk (HHA) – 2012
  7. Holkham Hall, Norfolk (HHA) – 2012
  8. Hoveton Hall Gardens, Suffolk? (HHA)
  9. Ickworth, Suffolk (NT) & Bury St Edmunds
  10. Mannington Hall, Norfolk (HHA) – 2012
  11. Priory Maze & Gardens, Norfolk – 2012
  12. Raveningham Gardens, Norfolk (HHA) – 2012
  13. Sandringham, Norfolk (Royal Palaces) – 2012
  14. Sommerleyton Hall, Norfolk (HHA) – 2012
  15. Stody Lodge Gardens, Norfolk (HHA) – 2012
  16. Strangers House, Norwich – 2012
  17. Wolterton Park, Norfolk (HHA) – 2012

Northamptonshire (see here for a list of country stately homes)

  1. Althrop House, nr Northampton (using Tesco vouchers) – 2012
  2. Boughton House, Northamptonshire (HHA) – 2012
  3. Canons Ashby, Northants (NT) – 2011
  4. Deene Park (HHA), Northamptonshire – 2012
  5. Kelmarsh Hall, Northants (HHA) – 2010
  6. Lamport Hall, Northants (HHA) – 2010
  7. Southwick Hall (HHA), Northamptonshire – 2012

Northumberland

  1. Alnwick Castle (HHA) & Alnwick Garden – 2014
  2. Alnwick Castle Gardens, Northumberland
  3. Chillingham Castle, Northumberland (HHA)
  4. Cragside, Northumberland (NT)

Oxfordshire

  1. Blenheim Palace, Oxon (HHA) – 2011
  2. Blenheim Palace (HHA) – 2012
  3. Broughton Castle, Oxon (HHA)
  4. Farnborough Hall, Oxon (NT)
  5. Le Manoir aux Quat’saisons – Great Milton Manor House, Oxfordshire
  6. Oxford Botanic Garden, Oxford
  7. Oxford University Colleges
  8. Stonor Park (HHA) – 2013

Shropshire

  1. Attingham Park, Shrops (NT) – 2010
  2. Attingham Park gardens, Shropshire (2016)
  3. Hodnet Hall Gardens, Shropshire – website (2016)
  4. *Wollerton Old Hall Gardens, Shropshire – website (2016)

Staffordshire

  1. Alton Towers, Staffs
  2. Moseley Old Hall, Staffs (NT)
  3. Shugborough, Staffordshire (NT)

Sussex & Surrey

  1. Bateman’s, Sussex (NT – Rudyard Kipling’s home)
  2. Bodiam Castle, Sussex (NT; looks like a proper castle so good for little boys)
  3. Clandon Park, Surrey (NT) (before it burned down)
  4. Claremont Landscape Garden (NT)
  5. Hatchlands Park, Surrey (NT)
  6. Lamb House (NT)
  7. Loseley Park (Surrey)
  8. Painshill Park (Surrey)
  9. Petworth House, Sussex (NT) – 2015
  10. Polseden Lacey, Surrey (NT)
  11. The Homewood (NT) – 2013
  12. Uppark House, Sussex (NT)
  13. Vann Garden (HHA) – 2015
  14. Wakehurst Place & gardens (Sussex – NT)
  15. Wisley Gardens (RHS) – March 2013, May 2013, July 2013

Wales

  1. Aberconway House, North Wales (NT) – 2000, 2012
  2. Bodnant Gardens, North Wales (NT) – 2012
  3. Botanic Gardens of Wales – 2012
  4. Chirk Castle, Wrexham (NT) – 2012
  5. Colby Woodland Gardens, South Wales (NT) – 2012
  6. Conway Suspension Bridge, North Wales (NT) – 2012
  7. Cornwall House, Monmouth, Wales (HHA) – 2012
  8. Erdigg, Wrexham (NT) – 2012
  9. The Kymin, nr Monmouth, Wales (NT) – 2012
  10. Llanecheron, Mid-Wales (West Coast) (NT) – 2012
  11. Penrhyn Castle, North Wales (NT) – 2012
  12. Picton Castle, Pembroke Peninsula, Wales (HHA) – 2012
  13. Plas Brondanw Gardens, North Wales (HHA) – 2012
  14. Tredegar House, nr Newport, Wales (NT) – 2012
  15. Tudor Merchants House, Tenby, Wales (NT) – 2012

Warwickshire

  1. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Warwickshire
  2. Coughton Court (NT)
  3. Mary Arden’s Tudor Farm, Warwickshire
  4. Ragley Hall (HHA)
  5. Upton House (NT)

West Midlands

West Sussex

Wiltshire

  1. Avebury Manor Gardens, Wiltshire (NT) – 2009
  2. Bowood House, Wiltshire (HHA) – 2012
  3. Corsham Court, Wiltshire (HHA) – 2012
  4. Heale House Garden
  5. Lacock Abbey grounds and cloisters & village (NT), Wiltshire – abbey rooms not open as it was a Tuesday – 2012
  6. Little Clarendon, Wiltshire (NT)
  7. Longleat, Wiltshire (HHA) – 2009
  8. Mompesson House, Wiltshire (NT) – 2011Stone Henge (Wiltshire) – 2009
  9. Wilton House (Wiltshire)
  10. Salisbury Cathderal (Wiltshire)
  11. Salisbury Museum (Wiltshire)
  12. Mompesson House (Wiltshire)

Worcestershire

  1. Croome Court, Worcs (HHA)
  2. Greyfriars, Worcester (NT)
  3. Royal Worcester Museum, Worcester (Art Fund)
  4. Spetchley Park (HHA) – 2014

Yorkshire

  1. Bagshaw Museum – 2013
  2. Beningbrough Hall, Yorks (NT; houses a NPG collection) – 2009 & 2012
  3. Bolling Hall (Bradford) – 2015
  4. Bolton Castle, Yorks (don’t bother unless you’re in the area)
  5. Bramham Park, York
  6. Brockfield Hall, nr York (HHA) – 2012
  7. Burton Agnes Hall, Yorks – 2013
  8. Burton Constable Hall, Yorks – 2013
  9. Cannon Hall, Yorks – 2014
  10. Captain Cook’s Memorial Museum, Whitby (Art Fund) – 2014
  11. Castle Howard, Yorks (HHA)
  12. Castle Howard (HHA) – 2012
  13. Cliffe Castle, Keighley, Yorkshire – 2012
  14. Duncombe Park, Yorkshire
  15. East Riddleston Hall, nr Keighley, Yorkshire (NT) – 2012
  16. Fairfax House, York (HHA) – 2008 & 2012
  17. Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire (NT)
  18. Goddards Garden, York (NT) – 2012
  19. Harewood House, Yorkshire, nr Leeds – 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014
  20. Harewood House, Yorkshire – 2014
  21. Hovingham Hall, N. Yorkshire (HHA) – 2014
  22. Jorvik Viking Centre, York city centre
  23. Markenfield Hall, N.Yorkshire (HHA) – 2014
  24. Merchant Adventurers Hall, York city centre – 2013
  25. Mount Grace Priory (EH/NT), North Yorkshire
  26. Museum of Industrial History (Bradford) – 2015
  27. Newby Hall, North Yorkshire (HHA)
  28. Norton Conyers, N. Yorkshire (HHA) – 2014
  29. Nostell Priory, Yorkshire (NT) – pre-2000, 2010, 2012
  30. Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire (NT) – 2014
  31. Lotherton Hall, nr Leeds (ArtFund card) – 2012
  32. Ormseby Hall, nr Middlesborough (NT) (North Yorks)
  33. Ripley Castle, Yorkshire
  34. Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire
  35. Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire (NT)
  36. Sutton Park, North Yorkshire (HHA)
  37. Scampston Hall, East Yorkshire (HHA) – really lovely gardens
  38. Shibden Hall, West Yorkshire
  39. Sledmere House, Yorkshire (HHA)
  40. Temple Newsam, nr Leeds (ArtFund card) – 2012
  41. Treasurer’s House, York (NT) – 2012

 

List of gardens visited on London Open Gardens Weekend     South West London

  • Cadogan Square Garden – 2014
  • Gardening Leave at Royal Chelsea Hospital -2014
  • Grove House Estate (Roehampton University) (2007)
  • Ham House and Garden (2007)
  • Roehampton House (2007)
  • St Michael’s Convent – 2007, 2013

West London

  • William Morris Society (2010)
  • Chiswick House Walled Gardens (2010)

Central London, Bloomsbury, City

North London

  • HM Prison Holloway (2011)
  • Geffrye Museum Gardens (2012)
  • Branch Hill Allotments (2011)
  • Fenton House and Garden (2011)
  • The Hill Garden and Pergola (2011)
  • Bee Sanctuary Garden (2014)
  • King Henry’s Walk Community Garden (2014)

Notting Hill, Kensington, Chelsea, Holland Park

  • Arundel & Elgin Garden
  • Arundel & Ladbroke Gardens
  • Hanover Gardens
  • Ladbroke Square Garden
  • Cornwall Gardens
  • Lexham Gardens
  • Kensington The Roof Gardens (2009)
  • Kensington Square (2010)
  • Ennismore Gardens
  • The Ismaili Centre Roof Garden (2008)
  •  Norland Square
  • The Wildlife Garden at the Natural History Museum
  • Thurloe Square (2008)
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Carlyle’s House (2008)
  • Chelsea Physic Garden (2008)
  • Markham Square
  • Belgrave Square
  • Carlton House Terrace Gardens (2008)
  • Cadogan Place Gardens
  • Cadogan Square Gardens (also 2014)
  • Chester Square (2010)
  • Eaton Square (2010)
  • MaRoCoCo Garden at Rococo Chocolates (2009)
  • Royal Chelsea Hospital, Gardening Leave (2014)
  • Wilton Crescent Garden (2009)
  • Sunningdale Gardens
  • Open Gardens Squares: Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School (2016)
  • Open Gardens Squares: The Guildhall and The City Art Gallery (2016)
  • Open Gardens Squares: Evershed’s roof garden (2016)
  • Open Gardens Squares: Tate Modern Community Garden (2016)
  • Open Gardens Squares: The Blue Finn Building roof garden (2016)
  • Open Gardens Squares: Peabody Blackfriars’ Estate (2016)
  • Open Gardens Squares: Bonnington Square (2016)
  • Open Gardens Squares: Dolphin Square (2016)
  • Open Gardens Squares: Ham Yard Hotel roof garden (2016)
  • Open Gardens Squares: West London Bowling Club (2016)
  • Open Gardens Squares: St Quintin Avenue Community Kitchen Garden (2016)
  • Open Gardens Squares: Arundel & Elgin communal garden (2016)
  • Open Gardens Squares:  Stanley Crescent Garden (2016)
  • Open Gardens Squares:  Ladbroke Square Garden (2016)

South East London & South London

  • Barge Gardens at Tower Bridge (2014)
  • Merrick Square, Southwark
  • Trinity Church Square, Southwark
  • The Garden Museum, Lambeth
  • Thrive Battersea – Herb Garden
  • Wandsworth Prison, Wandsworth, London
  • Carshalton House Landscape Garden –  2013
  • Sutton Ecology Centre – 2013
  • Nomura Roof Garden – 2014
  • Tower Bridge Barge Gardens – 2014

Scotland

  1. Carolside, Berwickshire, Scotland (HHA)
  2. Culzean Castle & Country Park (Ayrshire – NTS)
  3. Dalmeny House, nr Edinburgh (HHA)
  4. Drumlanrigh House, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland (HHA)
  5. Dumfries House, Cumnock, Scotland (HHA/Art Fund)
  6. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  7. Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh (Royal Palaces)
  8. Georgian House, Edinburgh (NT)
  9. Gladstone’s Land, Edinburgh (NT)
  10. Scone Palace, Perthshire, Scotland (HHA)
  11. Falkland Palace, Fife, Scotland (NT)
  12. Floors Castle, Roxburgshire, Scotland (HHA)
  13. Hopetoun House (HHA)
  14. Paxton House, Berwickshire (HHA)
  15. Mellerstain House, Scotland (HHA)

Italy

  1. Bargello Palace/Palazzo del Popolo, Florence
  2. Ca d’Oro, Venice (see here)
  3. Ca Pesaro, Venice (see here)
  4. Colloseum, Rome
  5. Doge’s Palace/Palazzo Ducale, Venice
  6. Isola Bella & Palazzo Borromeo, Lake Maggiore
  7. Isola Madre, Lake Maggiore
  8. Keats Shelly House, Rome
  9. Medici Palazzo, Florence
  10. Palazzo Pitti & the Boboli Gardens, Florence
  11. Regina di Caserta, Caserta
  12. Tiberius’ Palace, Capri, Italy
  13. Vatican, The, Rome
  14. Villa Panza, Varese – FAI
  15. Villa della Porta Bozzolo, Varese – FAI
  16. Villa Carlotta, Lake Como
  17. Villa del Balbianello, Lake Como – FAI (has the famous balcony from the prequel film of Star Wars)
  18. Villa Melzi (the gardens), Bellagio, Lake Como (George Clooney was having a party there the night we visited!)
  19. Villa Necchi Campiglio, Milan – FAI (where the film Io Sono Amore was filmed
  20. Pompeii (Italy)
  21. Herculaneum (Italy)

France

  1. Palais de Versailles (France)
  2. Palais de Fontainebleu (France)
  3. Jardin de Claude Monet (Giverny, France)
  4. Japanese Gardens of Albert Kahn (Paris, France)
  5. Palais du Papes (Avignon, France)
  6. Chateau de Rothschild (Cannes, France)
  7. Hotel du Ville (Cannes, France)
  8. Palace Girabalid (Monte Carlo, France)

The Rest of the World

  1. Butchart Gardens, Victoria Island, Canada – probably the best ‘stand-alone’ garden I’ve ever visited
  2. Castle in the Clouds, NH, USA
  3. Cartier House, Montreal, Canada
  4. CN Tower, Toronto, Canada
  5. Empire State Building, New York, USA
  6. Frick Collection, New York, USA
  7. Gibson House Museum, Boston, USA
  8. Hamilton House, Maine, USA
  9. Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, Boston, USA
  10. Jardin Botanique, Montreal, Canada
  11. Nichols House Museum, Boston, USA
  12. Otis House Museum, Boston, USA
  13. Rockafeller Centre, New York, USA
  14. Sarah Jane Orne Jewett House, Maine, USA
  15. Shirley Eustis House, Boston, USA
  16. Strawberry Banke, Portsmouth, MA, USA

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