East Molesey in Surrey County, England, United Kingdom
The Privy Garden
The baroque Privy Garden you see today was originally completed by William III in 1702, then reconstructed by Historic Royal Palaces in 1995.
William III’s baroque masterpiece William III (r1689-1702) swept away the old Tudor Privy Garden to create a magnificent garden in the latest French style, adding Dutch and English features.
Highly formal garden like this were a symbol of man’s control over nature. When William realised his new garden was too high to see the Thames, he ordered it dug up to give him a better view of the river!
Today this terrace is used once more in the summer to re-create displays of Queen Mary (r
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Horticulture & Forestry.
Location. 51° 24.161′ N, 0° 20.199′ W. Marker is in East Molesey, England, in Surrey County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hampton Court Bridge and Hampton Court Road, on the right when traveling north. Located in Hampton Court Palace. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Broad Walk (a few steps from this marker); The Great Fountain Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Golden Jubilee Fountain (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Home Park and the Long Water (about 210 meters away); Barge Walk (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Site of the Toy Inn (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Molesey Riverbank (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Family Coat of Arms of Thomas Newland Allen (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Molesey.
Also see . . .
1. Hampton Court Palace. (Submitted on June 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Hampton Court Palace on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.