Lady of the Lake

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Lake dwellers have to be the luckiest gardeners around. There’s nothing more beautiful or with the scope to create reflective heaven. What you don’t generally get to see are those curated in private hands, which is where I’m taking you today for an exclusive peek at some of England’s loveliest private lakes in grand, formal gardens.

The Grange, Hertfordshire

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formal39Norton, Somerset

formal62Manor, Oxford

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manor2Swan Court, Teddington

swan courtHayling, Hampshire

haylingPinewood, Berkshire..Lily pads

pinewoodTaunton Farm, Somerset

taunton farmSaving the breathtaking best until last: Tudor Rose, Suffolk

tudor rose 3 tudor rose 2 tudor rose 1 tudor rose 4Don’t you just know the giant foliage has been growing for as many centuries as the house has been standing?

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