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Panorama view over Stourhead Garden
View from the Temple of Apollo over the lakeStourhead Garden is one of my favourite landscaped gardens. It was designed and laid out by Henry Hoare II from 1741 to 1780, based on inspirations he gathered during travelling through Europe and particularly Italy in the 1730s. Several temples based on classical examples are scattered around the central lake. These pictures were taken in early June 2001, you can see the rhododendrons flower in several of them. These are actually a later addition to the garden by later generations of the Hoare family. Especially Sir Richard Colt Hoare introduced exotic trees and shrubs.

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The Turf Bridge
The Turf Bridge with the Pantheon in the background Three buildings: Temple of Flora, St Peter's Church and Turf Bridge
View from the Temple of Flora to the Temple of Apollo The Pantheon