On the south side of the house, Kinross designed four formal garden terraces still planted in Edwardian style. A geometric terrace is now stocked with floribunda roses and hostas, To one side is a small grass terrace, edged by four large stone vases. Below it, through a wrought-iron gate with griffins adorning the piers, is a tennis lawn, and below that, a croquet lawn. There is a stone dovecote on the far side of the elevated terrace provided for.

The lower terraces are surrounded by a bank of rhododendrons down to the lake, smoothly achieving the transition from nineteenth-century formal gardens to eighteenth-century picturesque landscape.*

The lower terrace and the lake can be viewed in my previous post.





*From the Manderston guidebook

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 24th 2017

10 Responses to “Manderston Formal Garden”

  1. shabana says:

    Marvelous gardens!!!

    how neat and outstanding these gardens are !
    i liked the sculpture too friend!

  2. lisl says:

    Just imagine the labour going into keeping these gardens looking like this, Cherie

  3. Ginnie says:

    As you know, I often say “Leave it to the Dutch.” But I also often say “Leave it to the Brits/Scots” when I see something like this, Cherry.

  4. Looks beautiful. – the terrace gardens remind me of the one at Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight.

  5. ....peter:) says:

    i love the front gate with the dancing cherubs on the pillars Cherie…
    the individual gardens are superb…
    does one have to where a tuxedo to get into the Manderston Formal Garden?