The garden and parkland at Browsholme is in the ‘picturesque’ style extolled by the great landscape gardeners of the late 19th C such as Repton, Eames and Gilpin. Here we see a romantic and natural landscape that J WM Turner landscape painted in 1798 which replaced the polite terraces of the Queen Anne period.
The earliest illustration c.1720, from Samuel Buck’s Yorkshire Sketchbook, shows a walled garden in front of the house. John Parker (1695- 1754) re-planned the front garden building a magnificent Georgian stables in front of the Hall and introducing terraces. At that time we also see on an early estate plan a ‘wilderness’ garden in the form of a union jack commemorating the 1711 Act of Union; which the current ‘yew walk’ is a remnant of a hedge planted at that time.