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Repton's Red Book

Humphry Repton


In 1814 Humphry Repton 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.

Repton Short Film

Now, 200 years later, we are celebrating the gardens. We encourage everyone to take the opportunity to come and discover this very special place.

His greatest legacy…

200 years since Humphry Repton’s death, his work lives on at Hotel Endsleigh