Longstock Park Water Garden is home to a significant plant collection; it is home to over 100 different trees alone. It has been labelled as one of the best water gardens in the world and has a variety of forty different water lilies and numerous aquatic and marginal plants for you to enjoy.
The Water Garden is a beautiful place all year round, with each season bringing a new spectrum of water garden plants to appreciate.
Originally designed and handmade by the Beddington Family, John Spedan Lewis developed and expanded the original concept, as the founder of wider Leckford Estate, his intention was to create a place of relaxation and rest. As a knowledgeable and passionate naturalist, he chose specific plants in order to complement the four seasons.
The common name "imperialis" refers to the large circle of golden flowers, reminiscent of an emperor's crown.Find out more