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Hatchlands 9

A cache by Humphry Repton Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/10/2016
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Geocache Description:

This is a child friendly series of caches around the grounds of Hatchlands Park. There is a charge of £6 Adults and £3 child over 5. National Trust members are free to enter. Opening times are 10.30am-6pm April to October. After October closing times change due to day light please check our website for details

Humphry Repton(1752-1818) was a famous landscape gardener, Writer, Aspiring architect who In 1800 produced a scheme for the estate of Hatchlands which had been commissioned by its owner, George Holme Sumner. Repton’s plans for Hatchlands included the laying of dressed lawn or pleasure ground around the house interspersed by gravel walks leading to objects of interest and a screen of planting, so that Hatchlands would be “changed from a large red house by the side of a high road, to a Gentleman-like residence in the midst of a park.” The layout of the garden and the park beyond remains much as envisaged by Repton. The “Red Book” for Hatchlands is to be found in the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York.

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