Penshurst Place is set in the beautiful Weald of Kent. The sandstone mediaeval house dates from the 12th Century. Penshurst has been the ancestral home of the Sidney family since 1552 and is currently the home of Viscount De L'Isle. The gardens, which this site concentrates on, were created in the 19th Century but use original walls and terraces dating back to the 16th Century. Over a mile of Yew trees were planted to enhace the magnificent ten acres of garden. Each part of the garden is carefully secluded from its neighbours.
The photographs below were taken on various visits from July 1999. I have pictures from summer and autumn and hope to add some images from spring in due course.
There are a few more pictures of Penshurst Place on my Ozone Layer website.
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