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As I tend to revisit Eltham Palace regularly, I have created this second page to avoid the delays of downloading too many thumbnails at one time on a single sheet

Eltham Palace Gardens in 2005
The gardens at Eltham Palace hold a fascination for me at all times of the year, it is the mixed setting of medieval and modern that makes these grounds so unique. The planting is informal in spring, but it is great to experience the freshness of the early spring flowers after a long grey winter. In summer the mixed flower borders by the southern Lawn and moat banks become a riot of colour.
The moat and Eastern Ridge in spring The Timber bridge across the old moat bed The entrance to the Palace viewed from the East Garden
Summer flower border by the Southern Lawn Summer flower border by the wooden bridge Yellow summer border

Eltham Palace Gardens in 2006 (a brief history).
In 1935, an initial design for the gardens was produced by Andrew Mawson and Partners for the Courtauld's. This was then modified to incorporate ornamental plantations, shrubberies and specimen trees. The Courtauld's were keen horticulturists and new areas were laid out including lawns, a mixed border, a sunken rose garden, a spring bulb meadow, a rock garden and woodland garden.

A Newly planted 120m long mixed border and White Wood designed by Isabelle Van Groeningen, as part of the English Heritage Contemporary Heritage Garden initiative, opened summer 2000, as can be seen below this is now maturing nicely.
Herbaceous Border Garden Room Plants Mixed Border

Eltham Palace Gardens in summer 2007I
View across moat Culvert Border in 2007 view along the eastern moat bank

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