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 walled gardens 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.