The heartbreaking story behind of a 300-year-old garden buried below a National Trust site

SWNSPublished: January 19, 2018
Published: January 19, 2018

A secret garden has been discovered a National Trust site - 300 years after being buried by its heartbroken owner, researchers claim.

The 18th Century garden, believed to be 200 metres in length, includes an ornamental pool, Chinese bridge and canal - all preserved in silt.

It lies below the site's Great Lake, a main part of the tourist attraction in Stourhead, Wilts.

The landscaped was created by the head of one of the country’s richest banking families – and has been lost to history since 1755.

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