Leeds Castle

Oldest and most romantic of England’ stately homes, built almost 900 years ago!

My sister in law, Mardi, and I are standing at the maingate to the Castle built in 1280. Someone was kind enough to take a picture of both of us together.

This courtyard dates from the 1280’s. The water system that supplies the Castle today was built in the 14th Century.

This garden was created in 1980 by R. Page. It had been a kitchen garden for hundreds of years prior to this. It was named after the Culpeper family, owners of Leeds in the 17th Century. Nicholas Culpeper was a famous herbalist and a distant kinsman of the family that lived at Leeds.

Flower beds edged with low box hedges are separated by brick and grass pathways in the informal gardens.

Cottage garden is the style here - roses, pinks, poppies, lupins and lavender.

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