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TBS in Conde Nast Magazines – Uncovering properties with glorious gardens

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Knight Frank
London and Country specialist property buying agents
13 May 2019  |   Jonathan Bramwell

As summer approaches and with the Chelsea Flower Show later this month, The Buying Solution offers insights to House & Garden, Vogue, GQ and Tatler about what makes a truly spectacular garden.

Every May, the crowds at Chelsea Flower Show are a reminder of the National love affair with horticulture. Little wonder then that a beautiful garden is a strong selling point for a property.

Jonathan Bramwell, Head of The Buying Solution, says “A truly perfect garden is difficult to find. In the Cotswolds, for example, if you’re spending £3m or up, you may see only three houses with a really special garden come to the market every year.”

A fine example (featured in the piece) is Dunsborough Park in Ripley, Surrey, one of those rare houses with spectacular grounds. Laid out in the 18th Century, they are enclosed by a ha-ha, with views of the countryside beyond. The walled gardens are divided into sections, which are resplendent with English roses, mature topiary and a colourful Dutch garden, with box-edged borders brimming with brightly coloured tulips. The rest of the ground are equally charming, with Edwardian Greenhouses, a grotto and stone bridge, topped with a picturesque pavilion.

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