Captivated by Perseus & Andromeda….Witley Court & Gardens
Witley Court and Gardens – Beautiful Photography usage kindly allowed by http://uktripper.com/visits/witley-court/
Witley Court and Gardens
The vast, incredible remains of this magnificent 19th century mansion with huge stone fountains sitting in landscaped gardens take you to a bygone era and a different, almost impossible to imagine, way of life…….
The largest fountain, representing Perseus and Andromeda has been completely and perfectly restored to it’s former glory. William Andrews Nesfield created the South Parterre with its great fountain, with elegantly designed planting, clipped evergreens and many shrubs.
The disastrous fire that left the Witley Estate in it’s current ruin took place in 1937 and little changed for many years until it was taken over by English Heritage who restored the south garden and Witley has benefitted from additional funding to assist with major restoration works in the East Parterre garden. The more formal gardens based on the original Nesfield designs, is due to be the next area for renovation. The Woodland Walks in the North Park are home to many different species of tree and shrub from all over the world. Witley operates under set hours, definitely check the next dates you can visit Witley Court & Gardens before travelling and absolutely make sure you see the stunning restored Perseus and Andromeda fountain, with its original high cascades in operation! As a general rule to fountains will be fire between April and October on weekdays at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm and at weekends on the hour every hour from 11am to 4pm. An absolute must!
- Free parking on site
- Limited food and drink on site
- Cafe available next door at Witley Church (walkable)
- Picnic area & gift shop
- Toilets on site and Family friendly-changing facilities and play area
- 40acres of gardens, trails and walks
- Dog friendly. Must be kept on a lead (but I have to say it was easy and they are very welcome!)
- Audio tours available
Best of all Witley Court is less than 3 miles from The Bothy
with Stayable! Witley Court happily visited and enjoyed by Elaine at www.stayable.online