Grade I
Badminton House
South Gloucestershire

Late C17 and C18 century pleasure grounds and park reputedly by Lancelot Brown amongst others.
Usually open to the public one day of the year.

www.badmintonestate.co.uk

Iford Manor
Bath & NE Somerset / Wiltshire

Early C20 terraced garden laid out in the Italian style by the owner Harold Peto.

www.ifordmanor.co.uk

Prior Park
Bath & NE Somerset

C18 landscape park laid out with advice from Alexander Pope and Lancelot Brown.

Royal Victoria Park
Bath & NE Somerset

Public park to a design by Edward Davis, opened by Princess Victoria in 1830.

For Botanic Garden go here

Grade II*
Abbey Cemetery
Bath & NE Somerset

Anglican cemetery laid out by John Claudius Loudon in 1843.

www.widcombeassociation.org.uk

Arno's Vale Cemetery
Bristol

Cemetery laid out in 1837-40 to designs by Charles Underwood.

www.arnosvale.org.uk

Ashton Court
North Somerset

C18/19 park after designs by Humphry Repton and late C19 formal gardens.

The Park is public open space

Blaise Castle and Hamlet
Bristol

Mid C18 garden with late C18 park largely by Humphry Repton and with early C19 additions.

www.friendsofblaise.co.uk
The Park is public open space

Brislington House
Bristol / Bath & NE Somerset

Early C19 landscape around the first purpose-built lunatic asylum in England.

On Historic England at Risk Register
NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Clevedon Court
North Somerset

Early C18 terraced gardens and mid C19 ornamental woodland around a C14 and later country house.

Dodington House
South Gloucestershire

Landscape park with designs by Capability Brown c1764, William Emes c1793 and John Webb early C19.

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Dyrham Park
South Gloucestershire

Remains of C17 park and garden layout by George London with late C18 / early C19 landscape park.

Goldney House
Bristol

Mid C18 merchant’s villa garden with grotto and bastion. Now university accomodation.

Garden normally open one day per year
www.bristol.ac.uk/goldney

Kelston Park
Bath & NE Somerset

C18 park laid out by Lancelot Brown around a country house.

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Newton Park
Bath & NE Somerset

C18 park laid out by Lancelot Brown with later advice from Humphry Repton. Newton Park is a university campus.

www.bathspa.ac.uk

St. Catherine’s Court
Bath & NE Somerset

C17 terraced gardens around an earlier country house overlooking a landscape park.

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Tortworth Court
South Gloucestershire

C17 park with 1840s terraced gardens, pleasure grounds, park and arboretum. See: Now a Hotel.

tortworth-court-hotel.four-pillars.co.uk

On Historic England at Risk Register

Tyntesfield
North Somerset

C19 model estate comprising formal gardens, parkland and kitchen gardens.

Grade II
Ashwicke Hall
South Gloucestershire

Mid C19 pleasure grounds and landscaped park by Edward Milner improved and extended in the late C19 and C20.

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Barley Wood
North Somerset

Early C19 pleasure grounds and park for Hannah More with formal gardens by Thomas H Mawson 1911.

www.walledgarden.co.uk

Barrow Court
North Somerset

C19 architectural garden largely by F Inigo Thomas with late C18 parkland.

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Former Bristol University Botanic
Gardens and Rayne Thatch
North Somerset

Grounds of late Victorian villa including two early C20 rock and water gardens by Pulham and Son

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Former CEGB Headquarters
(The Pavilions)
Bristol

Landscape designed 1975-8 by Arup Associates and landscape architect Peter Swann

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Claverton Manor
Bath & NE Somerset

Gardens and pleasure grounds of 1820-30 in early C19 park, now home of the American Museum.

www.americanmuseum.org

Crowe Hall
Bath & NE Somerset

C19 to early C20 formal villa garden.

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Grove Park
North Somerset

Late C19 public park developed from early and mid C19 pleasure grounds. Part is now Jill Dando's Garden (website here).

Hedgemead Park
Bath & NE Somerset

Late C19 public park laid out on site of a mid C19 residential development destroyed by a landslip.

Kings Weston House
Bristol

Mid to late C18 park laid out with advice from Lancelot Brown and the remains of an early C18 formal layout.
Most of the Park is public open space. House now a conference centre: www.kingswestonhouse.co.uk
Kings Weston Action Group: www.kwag.org.uk

Lansdown Cemetery
& Beckford’s Tower
Bath & NE Somerset

Cemetery consecrated in 1848 incorporating features of a pleasure ground and ride c 1825-7.

beckfordstower.org.uk

Leigh Court
North Somerset

C19 pleasure grounds and park for which Humphry Repton produced a Red Book. Now a conference centre: www.leighcourt.co.uk

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Oakwood / Bathwick Tower
& Smallcombe House
Bath & NE Somerset

Early C19 villa garden created by the painter Benjamin Barker and improved in the early 1830s.

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Oldbury Court
Bristol

Late C18 park and pleasure grounds laid out following advice from Humphry Repton.

The Park is public open space

Parade Gardens
Bath & NE Somerset

Public gardens dating from the early C18.

Royal Victoria Park
(formerly Brentry House)
Bristol

Villa and grounds designed by Humphry Repton (House built 1802).

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Stoke Park
Bristol / South Gloucestershire

C18 park laid out by Thomas Wright between 1748 and 1766 around a country house.

www.stokeparkactiongroup.org.uk
The Park is public open space
On Historic England at Risk Register

Sydney Gardens
Bath & NE Somerset

Late C18 commercial pleasure grounds by Thomas Baldwin and Charles Harcourt Masters, opened as public park in 1913.

Thornbury Castle
South Gloucestershire

Early C16 privy garden and castle grounds remodelled c1854 by Anthony Salvin. The castle is now a hotel.

www.thornburycastle.co.uk

Warmley House
South Gloucestershire

Mid C18 grounds around a mansion using features of an earlier industrial works. Kingswood Museum now occupies some of the industrial site.

www.kingswoodmuseum.org.uk

Widcombe Manor
Bath & NE Somerset

Formal early C18 garden with a 1930s overlay.

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Historic England registered parks and gardens by local authority
Bath & North East Somerset

Abbey Cemetery Grade II*
Brislington House Grade II*
Claverton Manor Grade II
Crowe Hall Grade II
Oakwood/Bathwick Tower and Smallcombe House Grade II
Hedgemead Park Grade II
Iford Manor Grade I
Kelston Park Grade II*
Lansdown Cemetery and Beckford’s Tower Grade II
Newton Park Grade II*
Parade Gardens Grade II
Prior Park Grade I
Royal Victoria Park Grade I
St Catherine’s Court Grade II*
Sydney Gardens Grade II
Widcombe Manor Grade II

Bristol

Arno’s Vale Cemetery Grade II*
Blaise Castle and Hamlet Grade II*
Brislington House Grade II*
(Former) CEGB Headquarters Grade II
Goldney House Grade II*
Kings Weston House Grade II
Oldbury Court Grade II
Royal Victoria Park (formerly Brentry House) Grade II
Stoke Park Grade II

North Somerset

Ashton Court Grade II*
Barley Wood Grade II
Barrow Court Grade II
Bristol University Botanic Gardens and Rayne Thatch Grade II
Clevedon Court Grade II*
Grove Park Grade II
Leigh Court Grade II
Tyntesfield Grade II*

South Gloucestershire

Ashwicke Hall Grade II
Badminton House Grade I
Dodington House Grade II*
Dyrham Park Grade II*
Stoke Park Grade II
Thornbury Castle Grade II
Tortworth Court Grade II*
Warmley House Grade II


Avon GardensTrust has taken every care in compiling this website but makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the nature or accuracy of any material on this site and cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury as a result of any use made of it.

Note that, before visiting any site, you should determine that a legal right of way exists.

Please report dead links

Parks and Gardens in Avon on Historic England's Heritage List.

Relevant pages on other websites are linked as follows:

Parks & Gardens UK database

Historic England Register

National Trust

Bath & NE Somerset Council

Bristol City Council


Avon's most recent addition to the list is the Grade II landscape at the former CEGB HQ on Bedminster Down (photo: Ros Delany)