JMW Turner, in 1798, painted a watercolor of Browsholme showing the gardens and sheep grazing in front of the Hall. Within a few years Thomas Lister Parker had completed a grand new landscape design. The ‘picturesque’ style celebrated by his father’s friend the Rev William S Gilpin, survives to this day.
Visitors can walk along paths through shrubberies and by the lake, marvel at the ‘ha-ha’ with parkland and woodlands beyond. Furthermore, an ancient arch brought from Ingleton Hall aptly named the ‘eye-catcher’ can be found. It is a natural and romantic landscape that is being nurtured and restored by Robert & Amanda who have designs to recreate an earlier ‘wilderness’ garden laid out in the form of the union jack, celebrating the 1707 Act of Unions, where ladies could walk and enjoy the natural world, down wide paths bordered by hedges.
Garden workshops are also hosted throughout the year and give amateur and keen gardeners practical hints and tips.