26 Jul Stanway Fountain & Water Garden
Stanway Fountain & Water Garden
20 acres of planted landscape in early C18 formal setting will delight you at Stanway Fountain & Water Garden. The restored canal, upper pond and fountain have re-created one of the most interesting Baroque water gardens in Britain. The striking C16 manor with gatehouse, tithe barn and church all add to this magnificent garden. Britain’s highest fountain at 300ft, the world’s highest gravity fountain which runs at 2.45 and 4.00pm for 30 mins each time.
Visit on Sunday, 18 August, 2pm to 5pm. Homemade teas available. Entrance, £6 adults, £2 children.
“As perfect and pretty a Cotswold manor house as anyone is likely to see” according to Fodor’s Great Britain Guide. Stanway House is a charming, lived-in, golden-stoned jewel surrounded by beautiful parkland and villages and distinguished by one of the finest water gardens in England which now has a 300ft fountain – the tallest gravity fountain in the world.
Stanway is a honey-coloured Cotswold village with a Jacobean great-house which has changed hands just once since AD 715. The garden rises in a series of dramatic terraced lawns and a rare, picturesque grasswork to the pyramid which in the eighteenth century stood at the head of a 190-metre-long cascade descending to a formal canal on the terrace above the house. This was probably designed by Charles Bridgeman, and exceeded in length and height (36 metres) its famous rival at Chatsworth (see entry in Derbyshire).