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West Wycombe Park Chestnut

West Wycombe Park - photo by Vicki Billings

The original layout of the gardens was in the shape of a female body, with appropriately placed shrubs, streams and thickets. The gardens were redesigned by the 18th Century libertine and dilettante Sir Francis Dashwood, 2nd Baronet, into what is now considered one of the most perfect examples of the Natural Landscape school of gardening. The park contains a wide range of exotic trees from around the world.

This knarled Horse Chestnut can be found in the grounds of West Wycombe Park next to the lake and will have seen many changes during its life.

West Wycombe Park Chestnut - photo by Vicki Billings

Please note the grounds are only open part of the year and there is a charge. For details visit the National Trust Website

Getting There

Grounds open 1st April to 31st August. There is a charge for entry.

Location

By the lake in West Wycombe Park

Grid Reference

SU833944

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