Selective removal of trees has opened up this historic part of the gardens.
The Western Lawn which slopes from the House down to the river is renowned for being the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement.
In the early 18th century Lord Burlington removed the more formal arrangement in this area to open up uninterrupted views to and from the Villa. This style of landscaping was then progressed and copied all over the world.
Selective removal of trees and railings at the water’s edge has opened up and restored this historically important part of the gardens.