Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

No, I haven't left the site, I have just had a lot of family commitments recently and have been unable to post.
However, I'm pleased to be back and to share this view of Studley Royal Water gardens.

In the early 18th-century John Aislabie had great plans to impress visitors to his Yorkshire estate and so turned the wild and wooded valley of the river Skell into one of England’s most spectacular Georgian water gardens.

He inherited the Studley Royal estate in 1693. Though he was an ambitious politician, sadly he was involved in a financial, political disaster and was expelled from Parliament. It was then that John returned to Yorkshire and devoted himself to creating this ground-breaking garden.

Inspired by the work of the great French landscape gardeners, he created the Water Garden with its formal, geometric design and extraordinary vistas.

In 1767 William Aislabie purchased the Abbey ruins to complete the garden and create the ultimate vista.

Amazingly the garden you see today is little changed from the one that would have impressed Aislabie’s visitors 200 years ago.

I will add another view as a workshop.

See the larger, Beta view here.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

holmertz, tyro, ChrisJ, snunney, ikeharel, jhm, Fis2, cornejo, Eric_vd, macjake trouve(nt) cette note utile

Photo Information
Viewed: 1010
Points: 36
  • None
Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7392 W: 321 N: 16916] (66947)
View More Pictures