Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown designed Croome for the 6th Earl of Coventry. He was commissioned to re-design Croome Court in 1751 and then went on to re-landscape the parkland. He dug 1.75 miles of river, built several follies and created beautiful shrubberies for the Earl’s extensive plant collection. It was the first solo commission of the man who was to became one of the most famous and influential landscape designers of the 18th century.
The National Trust has been restoring Croome over the past 20 years. It’s a delightful place to spend some time – to wander in the garden or the park, explore Croome Court, or to enjoy coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. On a clear day, the views over the Malvern Hills really lift the spirits.
The Silent Space
Croome’s Silent Space is the Island Pavilion, located at the lake. Designed by Robert Adam in the 1760s, the beautiful Grade 1 listed building is an ideal place for calm and reflective thought. In Spring, the pavilion looks over a bank of primroses and bluebells. You may see swans on the lake and hear woodpeckers in the nearby woodlands.
Image © Wendy Carter
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