Humphry Repton’s greatest legacy…
In 1814 Humphry Repton (1752-1818) visited Endsleigh and spent three days being carried around in a sedan chair, visualising the future gardens.
He created a Red Book of descriptive writing and watercolours to demonstrate his ideas to the 6th Duke of Bedford. As a result the gardens were commissioned.
Now, 200 years later, we are celebrating the gardens. We encourage everyone to take the opportunity to come and discover this very special place.